Danae Anderson

Sr. Admissions Consultant

Danae is an experienced professional, a gifted writer, and a caring mentor. After finishing her degrees in literature and linguistics, Danae put her talent for teaching to good use, leading countless students to academic success in higher education.

Alongside her background in teaching, Danae has a master’s in Management and strong commercial skills, having served as a product manager at two FTSE 100 companies. Drawing on this varied experience in her coaching work, Danae helps clients win admission to top MBA programs by honing their personal story and offering practical advice on career goals.

Meet Danae

I want a coach who understands language and who knows how to guide me to write my story in an impactful way.

Academically, Danae discovered her passion for language very early on, which led her to earn a B.A. in English Language and Literature and an M.Sc. in Linguistics from one of the top three universities for linguistics worldwide – the University of Edinburgh. Professionally, she has over 4 years of teaching experience at private language schools and post-secondary education institutions, helping students and professionals find their voice in their second language. Over the course of these 9 years, Danae learned what makes an essay compelling and how to guide you to write a story that stands out.

I want a coach who is familiar with my chosen career path in product management—or who can help me pivot into it.

Having made career changes herself, and due to her international background (she has lived in 4 different countries over the past 15 years), Danae understands the challenges a career move might bring.

After switching from teaching to product management, Danae worked at two FTSE 100 companies, delivering software products to market. At Elsevier, she worked with technical and creative teams to develop machine learning software for recommendation systems. Prior to that, Danae focused on leading a new Pearson app from ideation to launch, and improving user experience for PTE Academic.

This experience has informed Danae’s approach to helping applicants from many different backgrounds shape their profile and effectively articulate their strengths.

I want a coach who is attentive and enthusiastic about my success.

Throughout her career, one of the most rewarding aspects for Danae has been helping others succeed. As a teacher, she found fulfilment in seeing her students progress and gain admission to higher education. As a product manager, she enabled teams of engineers, data scientists, designers, and marketing professionals to build and promote great products and meaningfully contribute to the success of any launch. Danae has also acted as a mentor at Elsevier, supporting colleagues who were just breaking into product management, and helping technical team members develop business skills.

As a coach, Danae is excited to be helping you succeed on your MBA admissions journey.

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