Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team


Debbie Choy

Debbie Choy

Managing Director

MBA from: Stanford Graduate School of Business

Working style: Strategic, coaching, positive, warm, organized

What I love about my job: Being part of my clients’ MBA journey and getting to know them well. I value the trust that my clients put in me in sharing their personal experiences and helping them reach their dreams. I love helping applicants shape their stories to authentically reflect who they are.

A graduate of Stanford GSB, Debbie Choy has advised numerous US and international applicants from diverse industries since 2013. Her prior industry background—investment management at JP Morgan, management consulting at Booz & Co., health tech product management—has enabled her to connect with candidates from all backgrounds and help them identify their unique and compelling achievements. In addition, Debbie is a regular presenter for mbaMission’s online webinars on MBA application best practices.

At Stanford GSB, Debbie served as co-president (elected) of the GSB Finance Club, helping to organize networking events with investment banks and buy-side firms. In addition, she graduated with a GSB Certificate in Public Management, with a specialization in socially responsible business. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Product Creation and Innovative Manufacturing from the Stanford School of Engineering, which augmented her technical knowledge to complement her business skill set.

Debbie graduated cum laude from Vassar College, with departmental honors in international studies. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, including serving on the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team as an advisor to nonprofit organizations. She was also part of the founding team of ALIST Magazine, a volunteer-run online magazine showcasing Asian American corporate leaders and success stories. Debbie grew up in Singapore and speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, and conversational French.

I got into my dream school all thanks to Debbie!! Before signing on with her, I felt a bit lost as to how to approach the essays after I got through the GMAT, and our first conversation was excellent motivation to get off my butt and start getting serious about thinking through my b-school story. The best thing about Debbie is that I got the feeling that I could talk openly and honestly about myself, which is so important in writing compelling essays.

B-School Applicant

I wanted to say thank you for all your help throughout the editing process. Your experience, insight, and ability to zone in on areas of weakness was amazing. I can honestly say I got exactly what I wanted out of this editing process (and learned a lot about writing as I went through it)! Thank you again for everything!

Wharton Applicant

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