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Sydney Ribot

Research Associate, Harvard Business School
BA, English and Asian & Middle Eastern History, Dartmouth College

InGenius Prep

Hey y’all!

I’m a film director, writer, and former capital markets researcher. As a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, I coauthored a book with Professor Robert G. Eccles that traced the rise of integrated reporting in post-Apartheid South Africa to its contemporary applications from China to Sweden, wrote white papers for the World Bank, taught cases on technology management and entrepreneurship, and published articles in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.

In 2013, I moved to Istanbul, Turkey as a recipient of the James B. Reynolds Scholarship, where I have directed drama and comedy films on topics from globalization to cross-cultural relationships and the aging process, films that have screened at international festivals. My creative writing has appeared in The White Review, The Rumpus, and Business Insider. Between my analytical-creative poles of activity, I’ve managed to arm myself with enough accounting knowledge to put most people to sleep at a dinner party, and enough entertainment anecdotes to wake them up again. Prior to this, I graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, where I tutored in English and Spanish at the writing center.

Being a film director means creating a space in which people can express their truth in a way that the audience remembers. Whatever your plans may be, I’d love to help you communicate who you are and what you want with greater impact–even as this often means figuring out what exactly that is along the way! One of my proudest moments at InGenius was working with a student in Hunan Province, China, to develop a documentary that reflected her interests. Not only did it help her gain admission to her dream school, but she also learned a lot about herself, her priorities, and her ability to execute on a longterm project by doing it.  I can’t wait to find out what gets you out of bed in the morning–and help make admissions officers care about it as much as you do.

In my free time, I enjoy painting, playing tennis, cooking, and watching my Argentine dad fake enthusiasm for American sports.