Board of Advisors
Dr. Alex Duke
Dr. Alex Duke
  • MS and Ph.D. in Higher Education

  • Former Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at UCLA

  • Former Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Student Services at USC

  • Former Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • 30+ years of experience in higher education recruiting, admissions, scholarships, enrollment, and student affairs

Dr. Paul Stoltz
Dr. Paul Stoltz
  • The originator of Adversity Quotient® (AQ®)

  • World's leading authority on the integration and application of GRIT and resilience

  • Founder and CEO at PEAK Learning, Inc.

  • Top 10 most influential global thinkers

  • Oversees research in 17 countries as Director of the Global Resilience Project

  • Member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series

Mr. Nanxian Chen
Mr. Nanxian Chen
  • Honorary Chairman of Shenzhen Yucai Education Group

  • Founding Principal of Shenzhen Yucai Schools

  • Honorary President at Shenzhen Learning Disorders Association

  • Independent Director at ISS-LINK

  • China National Excellent Educator

Dr. John Moran
Dr. John Moran
  • Transformational education leader, who has created sustainable change and excellence in schools, colleges, and corporations in the US and China for thirty years

  • Master of Education from the Harvard and a Doctor of Education from USC

  • Principal and Superintendent of private schools and the Dean and Chancellor of colleges for many years

  • A published author, motivational speaker, and education consultant, as well as a Harvard Interviewer

  • Helped hundreds of students enter top colleges. Also, he is the father of two adult sons, who were both accepted to Harvard

Dr. Robert Stephenson
Dr. Robert Stephenson
  • STEM Consultant

  • Emmy Award-Winning Host and Creator of Curious Crew

  • 2010 National Teacher of the Year Finalist

  • 2009-2010 Michigan Teacher of the Year

  • 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Professional Team
Robert Jew
Robert Jew


  • President, Perceiver

  • Coach, AEC Foundation

  • Former Admissions Officer at UC Berkeley

  • Former Interviewer at UCLA

  • 20 years of experience across different business industries and higher education mentoring

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA, UCLA

Lee Moua
Lee Moua

Director of Educational Consulting

  • Master of Education, Harvard University

  • BA, Ethnic Studies and Education Minor, UC Berkeley

  • 8+ years of experience in admissions consultant, career, and guidance counseling

  • Students have been accepted to 450+ university and graduate programs in the USA and overseas, including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, etc.

  • Received 18+ awards, recognitions, and accolades professionally and in university

Cammy Wang
Cammy Wang

Senior Mentor

  • J.D., Law (CA State Bar Licensed)

  • Master's in Education, Harvard University

  • B.A. in Communication Studies, UCLA

  • Over 15 years of experience as a senior college and career counselor

  • 25 years of experience in teaching, Subject taught include Writing, Reading, Speech, AP English, Psychology, Leadership, Business, Career Development, and standardized test preparation

Tory Elmore
Tory Elmore

Educational Consultant

  • College admissions consultant

  • Private tutor for SAT/ACT, k-12 and college-level English and Language Arts, and ESL

  • 7 years of English-teaching experience

  • MS in Geography and Computer Programming Development, University of Wisconsin- Madison

  • BA in Environmental Science, Brown University

Jency Yan
Jency Yan

Founder & CEO

  • Chief Executive Officer of Perceiver Education Inc, United States

  • General Manager at Perceiver International Education, China

  • MBA

  • China National Certified Psychological Consultant (Level 2)

  • Developer for Fortune 500 Corporate Training Programs

  • HR Talent Development and Succession Planning

Liyan Jiang
Liyan Jiang

ASL Director

  • College & high school admissions counseling, academic advising, and family education consulting

  • Teaching English and Chinese as second languages, curriculum development, program design, and classroom management in the university level and grade 7-9 level

  • MA in TESOL, Azusa Pacific University, California

  • BA in Foreign Language Education, Guiyang Teachers College, China

Joy Frey
Joy Frey

Assistant to President / Client Service Manager

  • Senior consultant for college application

  • 10 years of experience across business and operation management

  • Video Production Management

  • Major in Business Administration at Shanghai Jiaotong University

Jake Jacobs
Jake Jacobs

Educational Consultant

  • MA in TESOL

  • UC Irvine-BA in Linguistics

  • Over 12 years of English teaching experience

  • Instructor of ESL, TOEFL, GMAT & English for STEM at UC Irvine for 10 years

  • Course expert for TOEFL iBT, English grammar/writing course

Dr. Cathy Jin
Dr. Cathy Jin

Science Mentor

  • UCLA- Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biophysics, Biochemistry

  • AP Chemistry teacher

  • Professional STEM coach

Bill Tao
Bill Tao

Educational Consulting Senior Manager

  • 10+ years of experience in college counseling

  • Helped over 150 Chinese students get Top 50 US college offers and 85% of them were admitted to Top 35 US colleges

  • Studied MS in financial analysis program, University of San Francisco

Flora Guo
Flora Guo

Client Service Manager

  • B.A. in English Literature, minor in International Business

  • Prolific and passionate writer and translator

  • More than 15 years of experience across different industries including newspaper, international cultural collaborations in theater and dance, and business management

  • Five years of experience in consultation and market research in higher and secondary education

Rebecca Lammons
Rebecca Lammons

English Teacher and Mentor

  • Master of Arts in Foreign Language Education, University of Texas at Austin

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Oberlin College

  • 15+years of experience in English curriculum development, language assessment and teacher training

  • Vast experience in academic tutoring including TOEFL, GRE, AP English, etc.

  • 14+ years of experience in high school English teaching and essay writing. Well-acquainted with cross-cultural communication and teaching

Dr. Jonathan Jiang
Dr. Jonathan Jiang

Chief Science Mentor

  • Principal Scientist of Engineering and Science Directorate and Managing Supervisor of the Aerosol and Cloud Research Group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Editor, overseeing the reviewing processes for AGU’s journal of Earth and Space Science

  • Awarded the Prestigious Edward Stone Prize in 2019

  • Awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals in 2010 and 2019

Patrick Zylka
Patrick Zylka

Educational Consultant - Senior Mentor

  • Assistant Dean of Admission, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University

  • Secretary of ICCAM (Independent Consortium on College Admissions in Music)

  • 14+ years of professional experience in college admissions

  • The University of Michigan, Master of Music degree

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Music degree

Keran Oroudjian
Keran Oroudjian

Education Consultant

  • Master in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Columbia University

  • Bachelor in Sociology and Music Industry, UCLA

  • Admissions and Communications Assistant, Columbia University

  • 5+years of experience in higher education, student leader curriculum development

Emily Chen
Emily Chen

Educational Consultant

  • M.A. in Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling, Chapman University

  • California PPS Credential, School Counseling

  • Bachelor of Arts, English; Minor in Global Studies, UCLA

  • 5+ Years of experience in teaching, counseling & school administration in various school districts across California

  • Worked at Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing

Cindy Ma
Cindy Ma

Operation Director/Partner

  • Johnson and Wales University-MBA

  • Straight A Graduate with Honors

  • 12 years of experience across business and operations management at Fortune 500 corporations worldwide

Ms. Natacha
Ms. Natacha

Business Mentor

  • MBA, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Adjunct Professor at Washington University in St. Louis

  • Projects consultant with MIT, Adidas, Asics, Timberland, Hewlett Packard, Nike, Reebok ...

  • Advisory board member for Iambic 3D Scanning

  • Mentor for the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEWW)

Rachel Miller
Rachel Miller

English Teacher

  • Southern Illinois University, MA in TESOL

  • Taught freshman English at UCI

  • Over 10 years of English teaching experience

  • Experience in private tutoring: reading fluency for children and pronunciation classes for international companies

  • Arizona State University, Bachelor in Mass Communication and Design Studies

Melissa McDonald
Melissa McDonald

English Program Manager

  • ESL & TEFL Teacher Trainer and Academic Coordinator at UC Irvine

  • ESL curriculum writer

  • 25 years of English teaching experience

Jean Shao
Jean Shao

Operations Director of Southern China Region

  • Dual Master of Education, New York University

  • Taught at Brooklyn Technical High School, top three public high schools in New York

  • 10 years of experience in college application consulting and English training

  • Helped and tutored around a hundred students to successfully enter TOP30 universities in the US, as well as other well-known universities in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

Scott Phelps
Scott Phelps

Science Mentor

  • Master’s degree in Geophysics from Caltech.

  • 14 years of teaching high school science and math and tutoring privately.  

  • 22 years of teaching college math and science at the University of La Verne, Mt. SAC, Chaffey College, Cal Poly Pomona, Citrus College, Cal State LA.  UCLA teaching assistant in statistics.  

  • Volunteer tutor for returning veterans at PCC

  •  Award-winning high school teacher and very positive ratings by students.

  • Board Member at PUSD

Laura Glaviano
Laura Glaviano

Educational Consultant - Senior Mentor

  • Master of Education, USC

  • Bachelor of Art, double major in English and Political Science &

  • minor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Public Speech, University of Oregon

  • 8+ years in education including secondary and postsecondary teaching, leadership development, and curriculum design

  • Worked with over 300 students who have been accepted to Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and many others.

  • Awards and recognitions include full ride scholarship to USC, University Student Body President, and International Teaching Fellowship

Han Zheng
Han Zheng

Educational Consultant (CSM)

  • PhD canditate, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Florida

  • M.A. TESOL, New York University

  • 9+ years of experience in teaching and counseling. Subjects taught include English Writing, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, SSAT, etc.

  • Experienced in academic and school counseling. Familiar with both Chinese and American education and cultures