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Mr. Nonprofit Director & Startup Founder

About Me:

Teaching through Teach For America changed my life and my career trajectory. The experience opened my eyes to my privilege and the inequities that exist in different communities. After teaching for two years I joined a nonprofit start up as a founding director in a new region. Since then I have consistently grown the team, revenue, and impact.


Undergrad School: Top 3 Public School

Undergrad Major: Sport Management

GPA: 3.37

GMAT: 740

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Teaching

School Name: Average Private University

Extracurriculars: Leader of Church Community Group

Work History:

Title: Regional Director

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Title: Teach for America Teacher

Industry: Education

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

– As the regional director, I oversaw expanding our team from 2 to 14 employees, grew revenue 6x as the main fundraiser, and increased number of kids served by 10x.
– On the side, I am the co-founder of a SaaS startup that was accepted into a summer accelerator.

Post MBA Goal:

I plan to pursue entrepreneurship with the goal of growing a successful startup. I’m also interested in VC but plan to focus on operating a business before getting into VC. In everything that I do, I plan to have a social impact focus.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open

Considering: Yale, Duke Fuqua, Darden, Kellogg, Ross


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Nonprofit Director & Startup Founder,
    Impressive helping to growing revenue 6x at your company! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think there are a lot of strengths in your profile – differentiated career background pivoting from TFA to a nonprofit startup, and leadership at your church. Your soft GPA could be a concern to AdCom, but I think your strong GMAT should offset that. Still, if there were any circumstances that affected your GPA, do consider sharing your side of the story in the Optional Essay. As you put your apps together, be sure to weave in the stories from TFA that opened your eyes to inequities and shaped your decision to join a nonprofit startup. As well, why MBA? As you’re already …

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