Conference Presenters

David Harris


DMAC 2021, Chair | Riordan Alumni Association Programming, Director | SBA Presentation

Captain David Harris, a Dallas, TX native, is a 2017 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was a four year letterman and team captain on the Division 1 Air Force Football team. Immediately following his commission, David began an internship at private equity firm Pharos Capital, with a focus in health care companies and executing diligence potential investments. Previously at Eglin Air Force Base, David held many leadership roles. He worked in the B61-12 Gravity Nuclear Bomb Program Office planning long term sustainment of the updated system. He was the deputy Engineering and Production Phase Team Lead in the Long Range Stand-Off Nuclear Cruise Missile Program Office. He also led the strategy development of a $5B manufacturing and Production phase. Now at the National Reconnaissance Office in northern Virginia supporting the Space Force, David is a branch chief managing a $200M portfolio of satellite software development with the intent to increase the intelligence community’s ability to maintain mission awareness, produce accurate long term constellation simulations, and assess satellite health.

Scott Edinburgh


Founder, Personal MBA Coach | Board Member at Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants

A Wharton MBA graduate with a BS from MIT, Scott has been an MBA admissions consultant for 14 years and has helped hundreds of applicants around the world get into top MBA programs. He is on the Board of Directors for the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and was an invited speaker at the GMAC Conference with admissions committee directors from every top school.

Prior to perfecting the MBA admissions process and making dreams come true for applicants from Tokyo to San Francisco (and everywhere in between) as a full-time admissions consultant, Scott worked across consulting, financial services and strategy & corporate development roles. He ran Global Strategy/Corporate Development as a Director of a 700 person leading independent publishing company. He also worked for InterContinental Hotels Group in Global Strategy, as well as JP Morgan and Deloitte Consulting in Mergers & Acquisitions. Scott’s first-hand experience in many of the jobs applicants have today or hope to obtain post-MBA helps him advise them on the best ways to not only get into their top choice schools, but position themselves for their dream jobs.

In his free time, Scott enjoys visiting vineyards to taste wine in new regions, listening to live music and staying active outside. Wish him luck as he tries to plant more vines in his backyard.

Lulu Curiel


Ivy Advisors, Founder and President | Workshop: Develop Winning Essays with Ivy Advisors

Lulu Curiel is the Founder and President of Ivy Advisors, an admissions consulting firm that helps ambitious professionals land in the most competitive MBA programs in the world such as the Harvard Business School, Sloan, Stanford GSB, Wharton, and others. Under Lulu’s leadership, Ivy Advisors has launched the Ivy Fellows program, a social impact initiative that provides underrepresented minorities in the U.S. with accessible and affordable GMAT classes, personalized coaching, MBA prep services, and the community support required to gain admissions in top-ranked business schools and develop high-impact career paths.

In addition, Lulu is a contributor at The Economist, where she provides strategic application advice to prospective MBA students. Lulu’s work was recently featured on Forbes. Prior to Ivy Advisors, Lulu led multiple operational initiatives at Apple Inc. Before Apple, Lulu served as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where she spearheaded multiple nationwide initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.
Lulu serves as the co-President and board member of the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA). She also serves on the Harvard Business School Global Alumni Board. Lulu is a board member of MVLA Soccer Club, an elite national youth soccer club. She is also a Mentor for The Rising Farmworker Dream Fund.
Lulu earned a B.S. in computer systems engineering degree from Boston University and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, Martin Curiel, and their two children.