My name is Sarah Zhu and I am a current Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. I hold a Masters Degree in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and have worked in International Admissions and Student Affairs at MIT and Harvard.
Before coming to the East Coast, I spent three years in Los Angeles studying American Intellectual History and International Economics at University of Southern California (yes I graduated in three years as an honor student!). At USC, I served as an International Admissions Student Advisor, and taught English literature, Mandarin and U.S. History to secondary schools students in LA.
As a historian and higher education professional, I study the history of higher education, specifically international students studying abroad in the U.S. My studies constantly remind me of the brilliant students and mentees I have worked with over five years of admissions work and throughout my educational counseling career.
I enjoy advising students with various types of academic goals and helping them get accepted to their dream schools.
In my free time, I write for foodie websites, eat, and explore delicious cuisines with my friends in Boston. French literature, Chinese pop songs and Korean dramas also serve as the secret intellectual engine driving my little brain to generate ideas for innovative research projects and creative papers.