Amalia della Paolera

I have been helping aspiring students get into both undergraduate and graduate programs for over 15 years, seven of them with Square One. My list of success stories includes Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, INSEAD, Columbia, Kellogg, and many others. I've had a ton of fun learning about clients’ backgrounds and aspirations to help them get into the graduate schools of their choice. I love to help clients refine their voice and enjoy “strategic editing” to bring stories to life for admissions officers. I am a tough but constructive partner in this process—working with me, you’ll feel supported while being pushed to produce your best work.

A New Yorker with Argentine roots, I graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Latin American Studies. My professional experiences range from the square—business consultant with Bain Dallas and Bain Mexico City—to the adventurous—working in public health in Latin America and kayaking to remote islands to assess their HIV/AIDS programs.

After graduating from Harvard Business School, I worked in the Office of the CEO at SAP, specializing in strategy, executive image branding, and employee engagement, and then managed a team of designers creating business solutions for a wide range of clients.

I am a native Spanish speaker, and fluent in French and Portuguese. I am currently based in Annecy, France, and when I'm not working with soon-to-be MBA students, I can be found on a soccer field, in front of a canvas making art, or down on my hands and knees playing with my young sons.