Our Mentors

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David Hu

School Attended: Harvard University,
Class of 2016
Major: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Global Health and Health Policy
Hobbies: Freediving, mountaineering, firebreathing, adventure photography
Personality: Caring, compassionate, outgoing
A Fun Fact: I'm super psyched about trauma surgery and yes, that is an active volcano

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Linnea Paseiro

School Attended: Princeton University '14
Major: Slavic Languages and Literatures; Russian and Eurasian Studies
Hobbies: Travel, Language-learning, Writing
Experience: Taught freshman writing seminars at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research; former Fellow at the Princeton Writing Center
A Fun Fact: I played violin with a professional orchestra in high school

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Di Qiu

Schools Attended: Yale University
Major: MA in East Asian Studies (Fully funded)
University of Washington - BA in Anthropology and Contemporary Dance (double major)
Languages: English, Chinese, Russian
Hobbies: Cooking, ballet, film making, organizing
Fun facts: I have a YouTube channel where I upload travel vloggs from my trips, and I'm a certified Yoga instructor. Also, I live in Kazakhstan.

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Yvonne Linyao Guan

School Attended: Yale University, School of Management
Major: Master of Advanced Management
Hobbies: Writing, singing, dancing, travel and food
Personality: Open-minded, passionate, easy-going
A Fun Fact: I run a fashion business!

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Ariel Marie Stolz

Current School: Brown University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies: Soccer, Bellydance, Salsa, Volleyball, singing, going to the beach, traveling, community service, learning languages.
Personality: Adventurous, caring, friendly, athletic, open-minded.
A Fun Fact: My hometown is the US Virgin Islands and I'm a certified scuba diver!

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Zhaoyu Kou

Current School: Columbia University
Major: Environmental Engineering & Operations Research
Hobbies: Basketball, movies, graffiti, cooking
Personality: Easygoing, friendly, flexible, patient
A Fun Fact: I can write in graffiti font

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Ray Hu

Current School: Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Business Administration
Hobbies: Traveling, Chinese Calligraphy, Painting, Reading
Personality: Driven, Understanding, Helpful
A Fun Fact: I used to be left-handed but my parents “corrected” me because they thought it was weird

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Bill Rong Tan

Current School: Cornell University
Major: Computer Science
Hobbies: App Development, 3D Printing, Tennis
Personality: Somber, insightful, arduous
A Fun Fact: My given name Rong means finance in Chinese, because my parents wanted me to do finance in banks in the future.

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Richard

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Medical School, MD Candidate
Major: Medicine

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Stephanie

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Medical School, MD Candidate
Major: Biomedical Engineering & Public Health
SAT: 2400

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Bryan Wang

Current School: Columbia University
Grade: Junior
SAT: 2300
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hobbies: Soccer, Diving, Snowboarding
Specialty: Working with children, Biomedical Research

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Alison Tsai

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Computer Science
SAT: 2400
Specialty: writing, community service

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Sherry Zhang

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Applied Math-Economics
SAT: 2250
Hobbies: Piano, singing, watching documentaries, baking
Specialty: Compassionate, diverse academic interests, lots of experience teaching children
Experience: Intern at Florida State Attorney’s Office

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Bernard

Current School: Yale University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: History & East Asian Studies
SAT: 2350; 11AP Courses
Hobby: History; Chinese Calligraphy; Classical Music
Specialty: Cancer Survivor;

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Fiona

Current School: Harvard University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Government
SAT: 2340
TOEFL: N/A
Hobbies: Ice skating, flute, reading, writing, cooking, running, piano, blogging
Specialty: Writing, helping others, organization, working with orphans/children, working in education

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Jacqueline

Current School: Yale University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
SAT: 2140
Hobby: Ulitmate Frisbee
Specialty: Community Service; Great Listener; Genuine & Diligent

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Yixuan Wang

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Health & Human Biology; Visual Arts
SAT: 2230
Hobbies: Illustration, reading, petting cats!

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Yichen

Current School: University of Pennsylvania
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Anthropology
SAT: 2290
TOEFL: 116
Hobbies: appreciating art, drawing, reading Specialty: ballet, figure skating

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Monique

Current School: Wesleyan University
Grade: Junior
Major: Music & African Studies
Hobbies: Music; Dance
Specialty: Passionate; Strong Communication Skills

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Stella Chong

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Health and Human Biology & Anthropology
Hobbies: Singing, Biking, Running, Traveling, Photography, and playing with puppies!
Specialty: Optimistic, Jubilant, Compassionate, Free-spirited, and Adventurous

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Hantao

Current School: University of Chicago
Grade: Undergraduate, Sophomore
Major: Economics and Philosophy
SAT: 2270
TOEFL: 108
Specialty: Economics, Politics, Philosophy; Strong Leadership

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Xinliu Yang

Current School: University of Pennsylvania
Grade: Graduate (Master)
Major: Dual degree in M.S., Master of Science in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology (SMART) and M.S.Ed, Education Policy
TOEFL: 110

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Dae Young Kim

Current School: New York University
Grade: Junior
Major: Hotel and Tourism Management
TOEFL: 108
Extra-curricular Activities: Golf, tennis, table-tennis, choir, English tutoring
Specialty: Finance, Advertising, Hotel development

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Jackie Vu

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering, also Premed
Hobbies: playing rugby, cooking, swimming, camping
Specialty: friendliness and experience in teaching, science

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Kyo Joon Lee (Leo)

Current School: New York University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Economics and Psychology
Specialty: leadership in extracurricular, great soccer player

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Linda Medina

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Business and Ethnic Studies
Specialty: Dedicated, Hard-working, optimistic, enjoy community volunteer work, have experience working with local low-income district schools in NYC and Providence

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Jenny Thi Kim Bui

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Undergraduate
Major: Double concentration in Public Policy and American Institutions (B.A.), and Economics (B.A.)
Hobbies: Soccer, Diving, Snowboarding
Activities: Asian American Students Association, Brown Investment Group

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Lan Anh Pham

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Health and Human Biology
Hobbies: Writing, Dancing, Meditation
Specialty: Positivity energy and strong passion

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Pedro Polanco

Current School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Grade: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering

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Lynn Ha

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Junior
Major: Business Organizational Studies
Hobbies: Philanthropy, East Asian Languages, Golf, Taekwondo
Activities: Asian American Students Association, Brown China Care, Vietnamese Student Association
Specialty: Genuine, Optimistic, and Lively!

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Isaac Suh

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Computer Science and Linguistics
Hobbies: Playing instruments (violin, piano, oboe), TV Shows
Specialty: Music, computer science, languages, coming up with creative ideas

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Alyssa Lee

Current School: Columbia University
Grade: Freshman
Major: Computer Science
SAT: 2310 (single sitting)
Hobbies: running, figure skating, singing, playing the piano

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Anita Yun

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Junior
Major: Public Health Policy
Hobbies: Taekwondo, drawing, reading, baking, volunteering
Specialty: Friendly, motivated, and compassionate

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Heng Li

Current School: Pratt Institute
Major: (graduate school) Interior Design,
Major: (undergraduate) Psychology and Physics
Interests: Combined interests in Architecture, Interior, Product Design in the creative realm.
Art Work: www.heng.work

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Hong Lv

Current School: UCLA
Grade: Freshman
Major: Physics
Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Basketball, Photographing

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Sixuan Pan

Current School: Rice University
Grade: Freshman
Major: Biochemistry, Managerial Studies
SAT: 2240/2400
TOEFL: 111

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May Guan

Current School: Cornell University
Grade: Freshman
Major: CS, Electronics & Programming
Hobbies: debating, music (violin), Japanese animation and drama. Taekwondo!

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Ming Zhang

Current School: UPENN
Grade: Freshman
Major: Computer Science, Linguistics & Cognitive Science

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Dan Fang

Current School: New York University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Math & Economics
Hobbies: Fashion design, extreme sports: bungee jump, skydiving, love cars

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Hao Zhang

Current School: UC Berkeley
Grade: Junior
Major: Economics
Hobbies: swimming, cooking, traveling, music (Guzheng)
Specialty: Passionate about community service, leadership in extracurricular, languages, finance & accounting

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Go Eun Jeong

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Sophomore
Major: Health & Human Biology
Hobbies: music (bassoonist),

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Rachel Girty

Current School: Northwestern University
Grade: Senior
Major: Vocal performance & creative writing
Hobbies: Singing, writing, trivia, baking, comedy
Specialties: Languages, literature, fine and performing arts, leadership in literary publishing, professional music performance experience

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Grace Zheng

School Attended: UPenn (alum)
Major: Environmental Studies (Masters)
Hobbies: Volleyball, Environmental Policy, Accounting
Personality: Energetic, Easygoing, Loves to laugh

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Lauren Tsai

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Senior
Major: Business Economics
SAT: 2270
Interests: Long distance cycling, Chinese language and culture
Experience: Study abroad in Hong Kong and Beijing

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Jefei Jin

Current School: Harvard University
Grade: Graduate School
Major: Education Policy and Management
Specialty: Entrepreneur, education, finance, international development, college leadership
Hobbies: World traveler, food enthusiast, ice hockey, theatre, website design
Fun Fact: Currently launching a mobile app

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Bonny Dong

Current School: Teachers College, Columbia University
Major: International Education Development, Concentration in Higher Education
Hobbies: Travel,dancing, cooking, music (Pipa), fitness
Specialties: Student affairs, study abroad, consulting, U.S. Higher Education, networking
Personality: Compassionate and motivated individual with a lot of energy, always on the go, adventurous and like to push myself to the limit
Fun Fact: I am a Zumba instructor and a Vegan

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Sophie Jia

Current School: University of California, Berkeley
Grade: Senior
Major: Physics
Specialities: A very wide high school/college experience in major STEM fields! Passionate about education and extracurricular activities focused on teamwork. Hobbies: Graphic design, animation, writing, watching dramas, reading science fantasies
Personality: Easygoing, friendly, eager to help!
Fun Fact: I had some very quirky high school teammates and went to a national QuizBowl competition in a costume

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Victoria Bourret

School Attended: Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania
Major: Masters of Social Work
Hobbies: sailing, biking, hiking, brunching, painting, baking, crafting, board gaming, reading, yoga, playing my viola in Old York Road Symphony Orchestra
Personality: outgoing, friendly, personable, caring, empathetic, flexible, multi-faceted
Fun Fact: I can doodle on my skin without a marker. I have dermatographia

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Vicky Zhou

Current School: Brown University
Major: Neuroscience (premed)
Hobbies: Fashion design, sewing, creative writing, watching the Voice of China, East Asian Culture
Personality: Sincere, compassionate, disciplined, energetic
Fun Fact: I can translate Latin

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Kaiwen Li

Current School: Brown University
Grade: Freshman
Major: Applied Mathematics-Economics
SAT:2330
TOEFL: 115
Hobbies: Calligraphy, Debate, Reading
Specialty: Friendly and humorous; Passionate of teaching; Optimistic
Fun fact: I love being totally covered when I’m asleep, with a tiny hole for breathing. Any place uncovered will make me insecure

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Javier Arguello

Current School: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
Major: Finance with focus on investments
Hobbies: Play soccer , travel, Chinese history
Personality: Patient, approachable, passionate
Fun Fact: Avid Salsa Dancer

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Alejandra Baez

Current School: Georgetown University
Grade: Senior
Major: Regional & Comparative Studies: Western Europe and Latin America
Hobbies: dancing, writing, singing, traveling, learning languages and reading
Activities: Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, community service, part-time job on campus
Personality: Outgoing, friendly, love to laugh, reliable and adventurous!
Fun Fact: I've sung the national anthem for the Red Sox twice

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Edgar Rincon Estrella

Current School: Brown University
Major: International Relations (and pre-med)
Hobbies: EMS/EMT, theater/acting, mountain biking

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Tenzin Kyisarh

Current School: Wesleyan University
Major:Anthropology and International Relations Certificate
Hobbies:Photography, dancing, making videos
Personality: Open-minded, driven, adventurer, explorer, curious
Fun Fact:I know how to speak in five languages (Tibetan, Nepalese, Hindi, Korean, and English)!

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Tina Fan

Current School: New York University
Major: Psychology and Economics
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, fencing, traveling, learning new languages, watching animes, and watching movies
Personality: easy-going, helpful, responsible
A Fun Fact: Addicted to candies

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Minwei Chao

Current School: Williams College
Grade: Junior
Major: Biology and English, pre-graduate school, pre-medicine

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Angelina Xu

Current School: Vanderbilt University
Major: Economics; Human and Organizational Development
Hobbies: Music, Movies, Shopping, Reading, Piano
Personality: Optimistic, Outgoing, Active
A Fun Fact: Dialed 114 to ask for Chris Lee's number when I was a huge fan of her in 4th Grade

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Xiaofan Ji

Current School: Columbia University
Major: Statistics
Undergraduate School: University of Oxford—BA in Mathematics and Statistics
Hobbies: food, travel and history (especially for Qing Dynasty)
Personality: Friendly, Warm-hearted, optimistic
Experience: I’ve been helping with undergraduate applications since I graduated from my high school
A Fun Fact: I am sure you can find more when you get to know me

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Delia

Current School: Northwestern University
Major: Gender Studies/Econ
Hobbies: debate, piano & guitar, community service, exploring restaurants, watching TV & reading by the lake
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, French
Personality: Easy going, caring, driven & contemplative
Fun fact: I took boxing lessons over the summer and now I’m completely in love with this sport!

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Wenze Shi

Current school: Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Computer Science
Hobby: math/physics problem solving, singing & guitar, calligraphy, basketball
Personality: Rational, a little quirky, dedicated, somewhat quiet, lighthearted, persistent
A fun fact: I used to memorize pi to 1000 places when I was six