"The problem with most education consultants
is that they've only ever worked in education."
Donna Budica | Founder
With a degree in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania & an MBA from USC's Marshall School of Business, Donna has over a decade of experience as a high-end education & college admissions consultant, focusing on helping students excel academically, personally, & professionally. With a 97% target admissions & job offer success rate, she is also an advisor to other top education entities,
Alongside education, Donna has cultivated a prolific career in media/entertainment & expansive global network, providing strategy, marketing, & advisory services for A-list talent, Fortune 500 companies, & brands including Samsung, Spotify, Visa, & Google.
In business & education, Donna identified an increasing need for both EQ & IQ, which traditional programs & education consultants neglect. Business leadership, communication, & productivity are the fundamentals of dBuEdu’s non-traditional, experience-based methods. Our tailored, high-performance programs are designed to help students bridge the gap between academic achievement & applicable life-long skills. They develop tools & relationships that support academic, personal, & career success, both during & after school.
Donna grew up in Philadelphia. She has served as member & co-Chair for several advocacy & philanthropic organizations including non-profits supporting the global fight against Sickle Cell Disease. She participates in the LA chapters of Visionary Women, Looking Beyond, Wharton Women, & is a board member of several mentorship organizations supporting women in STEM & business.