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Ms. Education Non-profit

About Me:

I care deeply about speaking truth to power and being my authentic self and empowering others to do the same by holding space for them. I practice this skill through theater classes and in my personal and professional relationships. I believe truly transformational leaders show their strength through vulnerability.


Undergrad School: University of Oxford

Undergrad Major: Chemistry

GPA: 3.0

GRE: 330

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Postgraduate Diploma in Education

School Name: Universiti Utara Malaysia

Extracurriculars: Performing Arts, Amateur Boxing, Rugby

Work History:

Title: Senior Manager

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Title: Human Resource Senior Executive

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

I built strong relationships within the 354-person alumni community I am a part of. During the Covid-19 lockdown, I started a roll call to check in on individuals and also encouraged alumni to organize events to stay connected in spite of the distance. The community self-organized 85 events over 4 months.

Post MBA Goal:

To address scale and complexity of the problem of education inequity in Malaysia, I want to meaningfully scale social impact in the region in culturally responsive ways, by supporting the social purpose organizations in my network to scale. This includes my current employer.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open


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    Hi Ms. Education Non-Profit, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. I am hoping that the amateur boxing doesn’t interfere with your performing arts – or maybe you can combine them! Other than your post doc, it’s not completely clear if you are currently in Malaysia working in education – but let’s start there. I worked with a client a couple years ago who was focused on improving education in an East Asian country. I believe she was successful in her application to Stanford because she had enough experience and knowledge to articulate the problem and demonstrate how she wanted to ‘change the world’ in this country. If you plan to return to Malaysia post-MBA, you will need to convince AdComm that this is a viable opportunity. …

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