A Bay Area native, I began my career in the telecommunications field and semiconductor services industry, including stints in East Asia. My interest in education led me to teach in local schools for several years and serve as an alumni interviewer with Columbia Business School and Johns Hopkins University, before becoming an educational adviser.
Growing up in an immigrant family, and working internationally across different industries, I’ve learned to bridge cultural and generational gaps between parents and their children. I love my work because I get to impact individuals and families personally in ways that I could not in corporate settings.
I earned a BA from UC Berkeley, an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Columbia University. I am an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and member of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).
As a college admissions consultant, I can help you know yourself better - uncover what you really are as a person, and what activities and fields speak to your passions and strengths. I work with you on academic planning, activities planning, development of life skills, to help you "launch" your future. With respect to applying for colleges and prep schools, I will help make appropriate school lists, brainstorm and edit your personal statement for college and universities as well as finalize your college applications. Afterwards I advise you on your options and choices when you get your results.
My philosophy is to help you find a "fit" for your educational future options. I do this by building relationships, sharing my knowledge, and coaching you through the college application process. As a result, while many of my students have gone on to attend leading universities such as Penn, Columbia, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, Haverford, USC, UCLA, Emory, and more, I stress that it's important to find and attend a school that's a fit for you and not just because of the name. I look forward to helping you find your optimal path to personal fulfillment.
Provide guidance on course selection, academic performance, testing planning, and strategies for success in high school and beyond.
Help students dentify and pursue extracurricular activities that align with their interests and goals, and stand out on college applications.
Help students create standout resumes, highlighting their achievements and experiences to make a strong impression on college admissions committees.
Help students navigate and manage the complex college application process, ensuring that all materials are submitted on time and error-free.
Assist and coach students through admissions-related interviews. As a long time alumni interviewer and Toastmaster, I am happy to share my insight to help you here.