Meridith Dennes, Admissions Counselor

Meridith Dennes

Academic Background

Northwestern University, BA
NYU Stern, MBA

Area of Expertise

Investment banking, navigating career transitions, writing essays, admissions process.

Work Experience

Meridith earned a B.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Prior to joining Stratus, Meridith co-founded Project Eve, a digital media company that reaches 6 million users monthly. Project Eve’s digital platform provides the news and resources to support, inspire and empower people to reinvent their careers. Prior to founding Project Eve, Meridith spent 14 years working in investment banking in both Chicago and New York City. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was responsible for originating and structuring strategic funding and liquidity solutions for financial institutions with a total portfolio under management of $8.1 billion.

Meridith has had the opportunity to lecture nationwide on the topic of work-life balance, women’s empowerment and career change. She has spoken at the Pennsylvania Convention for Women, the Massachusetts Convention for Women, NAWBO and New York University. She has been published in Huffington Post, Working Mother Media, Women2.0.

A little more in-depth

What I like most about being a Stratus MBA Admissions Counselor:

I love working with people to pursue their dreams and then watching them succeed.

3 Random Facts:

  • I have been a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America for 6-years.
  • I have traveled to six out of seven continents. I love traveling and learning about new cultures.
  • I was an English major who worked at Marvel Comics before attending business school. After business school, I worked in investment banking and then became an entrepreneur. Career change is possible with hard work and perseverance. I am a firm believer in following your passions.

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