Amalia della Paolera

Amalia della Paolera has been helping aspiring students get into both undergraduate and graduate programs for over 15 years, six of them with Square One. Her list of success stories includes Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, INSEAD, Columbia, Kellogg, and many others. She’s had a ton of fun learning about clients’ backgrounds and aspirations to help them get into the graduate schools of their choice. She loves to help clients refine their voice and enjoys “strategic editing” to bring stories to life for admissions officers. Amalia is a tough but constructive partner in this process—working with her, you’ll feel supported while being pushed to produce your best work.

A New Yorker with Argentine roots, Amalia graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Latin American Studies. Her 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, Amalia 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.

Amalia is a native Spanish speaker, and is fluent in French and Portuguese. She is currently based in Annecy, France, and when she’s not working with soon-to-be MBA students, Amalia can be found on a soccer field, in front of a canvas making art, or down on her hands and knees playing with her young sons.