The vision of the call, email or message starting with “I GOT IN” is the fuel Derin Raji runs on when working with her Square One clients; and she has been helping her clients get in to the top schools around the world for several years. She is a natural motivator and her deep empathy is what drives her to support her clients to achieve their goals.
Derin was a Facilities & Systems Engineer and Project Manager supporting offshore production platforms at Royal Dutch Shell and previously worked for Schlumberger as a Drilling and Logging Engineer. Her professional experience includes working at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), on Corporate Strategy at Alcoa, as a Policy Fellow for the Governor of Alabama, and with Power Grid Software, Internet of Things and Consumer Application Startups.
Derin holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Technology from Curtin University of Technology and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
In her down time Derin enjoys reading, practicing Karate and hopping on a plane to see where it takes her.