Member of Sigma Alpha Delta since: Fall 2009
Baruch College Graduation Date: Spring 2011
Country of Origin: USA
Date of Bio: Fall 2011
"Always look at the bigger picture and never get too wrapped up in something because then you’ll never know what you’re missing."
Debby Lee is a recent Baruch College graduate who was honored with the Summa Cum Laude award. As Undergraduate in Baruch College, Debby majored in Finance and minored in Clinical Psychology. Debby feels that the college experience has opened her up as a person. She's not the shy person she was in high school. Aside from that, she has learned to roll with the punches better, learned how to accept that not everything is going to be perfect, and also realizes how important it is to adapt constantly to changing conditions. She has been working at Credit Suisse since July 2011, but interned with them last summer. She currently works in asset servicing for nostro and domestic dividends, which is under the investment banking operations division. Debby states that being in operations, in particular, is enjoyable because there is more exposure to different parts of the bank and various types of people. She also maintains a good work-life balance as the hours are not as hectic as most other departments. Debby plans to continue on her career path and see where it takes her, but aside from that, she has big plans of starting a catering business on the side, but that, like her life, is a work in progress.
Like most people who first join Sigma, Debby Lee joined the Honor Society not knowing how to get more involved in school and in search of an organization that would be beneficial to her college experience. She reached out to many different clubs and Sigma was one of the first to get back to her. She met some amazing people, some of whom she still keeps in touch with and hangs out with today. To name a few: Najeeb Alam, Megan Dong, Alvine Flores, and Randall Romain. Debby's most memorable experience while in Sigma was when she ran for the position of Chair of Volunteer Programs the semester she got inducted in the organization. She wrote a poem for her speech and since then, her nickname has been M.C. Lee. Debby found sigma to be a place that you met friends, while creating new family. She states, “Members were real helpful in any matter that you may have, while also creating meaningful bonds with members through the organizations activities.”
Debby Lee is a regular reader of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Debby likes to keep up with the latest news and enjoys learning about what’s new in the world. Debby is also an extreme sports enthusiast, which include, but are not limited to, dragon boating, snowboarding, and rock climbing. Outside of that, however, she also holds various different interests. She loves photography and expresses this love by being one of the first members of the budding Party with Baruch. She's also a baking connoisseur; several Sigma members can attest to that as she's toiled over her mixer and oven for several hours for the organization’s bake sales. Debby considers that her biggest inspiration is her brother, who is in the US Navy. Despite how terrible things were for him when he was deployed in Afghanistan, he stuck to it, finished his tour, and came back safely. He inspires her and motivates her to give 110% at all times.
"Try to get to know as many people as possible because you never know when you might need someone’s help on something"
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind” – Dr. Seuss