I am a former admissions officer at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) where I worked for 12 years. I began as an Assistant Director and moved to Associate Director, was Interim Director for 1 year, and ended my time at CalTech as Senior Associate Director of Admissions.
Having read, literally, thousands of applications, I am very familiar as to what it takes to be competitive at a highly selective college. I very much enjoy working with students and their parents as they work through the college application process. College counseling requires patience, diligence, and open-mindedness. The end result is extremely gratifying as my students come to tell me that they’ve been admitted to some of the top colleges in the country, such as the Ivy League institutions, Stanford, all of the UC schools, and top liberal arts colleges in the US.
In my spare time, I love trying various restaurants (particularly Sichuan style Chinese food), hiking in the hills above Los Angeles and spending as much time as I can with my dog, Curtis.