Kaly Minh-Nguyen Girot

Master of Business Administration


Graduating With Honors
Executive MBA Award


Mission Viejo, CA

Award Bio

Kaly Girot is a creative operations executive with extensive experience overseeing the operational and strategic planning, project management, and production workflow for creative content generation for a multitude of brands. She is a proud and exhausted mother of two wonderful daughters and is beyond grateful for the love and support of her family to make her accomplishments possible.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

My extended family was a tremendous support. My husband took on more than his fair share of the housework and child care and brought me dinner during the evening class. My sisters helped ensure that my daughters were not too neglected. My parents helped with tuition. My aunts, uncles, siblings-in-laws...every one of them sent me notes of encouragement and helped support my family.

My favorite SMC memory is

There are too many amazing memories to count. The members of Cohort 25 not only made the challenge of an MBA bearable, but actually made the experience unforgettable and remarkable. By far, the Japan trip was my favorite memory with the delicious food, flowing sake, curious entertainment, karaoke, hunting for Godzilla, and, of course, the education! #Cohort25Storytellers

I'm looking forward to most

Sleeping! And spending more time with my family.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.
— Richard Bach