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 applications process. As a result, while many of my students have gone on to attend leading universities such as Penn, Chicago, UC Berkeley, Haverford College, USC, UCLA, Emory and more, I stress that it's important to find the school that's a fit for you and not just because of the name. I'd like the opportunity to work with you, too.