Traci Thibodeaux, Admissions Counselor

Traci Thibodeaux

Academic Background

University of Texas at Austin, BS
Ross School of Business, MBA
The Broad Center for Management of School Systems, M.Ed

Area of Expertise

Admissions process, finance, education management, consulting, and project management.

Work Experience

Traci earned her BS in Mathematics with a specialization in Scientific Computation. She was a member of the National Society of Black Engineers.

As she was earning her BA at Ross, Traci was a member of the Black Business Students Association, the Michigan Business Women and served as a Student Ambassador.

Before joining Stratus, Traci was a founding partner of Thibodeaux & Walden Consulting which supported educational organizations with strategic and financial services. Traci brings a unique and comprehensive approach to her work with over 10 years of practical experiences in both the education and business sectors.

Previous to becoming an entrepreneur, Traci led several high profile initiatives at Chicago Public Schools, analyzed financial, operational, and productivity results for PepsiCo, and developed a successful personal financial advising practice with Mass Mutual Financial Group.

In her personal time, Traci loves to travel internationally and spend time with her friends and family. She is an avid sports fan and ran her first half marathon in San Francisco in 2014.

A little more in-depth

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

I really like learning about new clients and helping them craft their unique story as we progress through the application process. It is so interesting to see what cool things people are doing in their lives!

One piece of advice I would share with someone who is applying to business school:

Be yourself and don’t try to be what you think the average MBA candidate should be.

3 Random Facts:

  • Attempted to see Derek Jeter and the Yankees play in all the AL major league ballparks. I managed to see them play in about ten different stadiums over three years.
  • Took my yoga certification class in Nicaragua last summer.
  • I can make chocolate out of avocados!

Blogs by Traci

Insider Insight to Nail the Ross Essay (and Short Answers!)

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