Our Mentors

David Dai Chen

Current School: UC Berkeley
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration (M.E.T.)
Hobbies: rone-photography, Cooking, 3D-printing small gadgets
Personality: Curious, Communicative, Creative
A Fun Fact: I love eating high-calorie dessert but I don't gain weigh!

Nan Guan

Current School: UCLA
Major: Neuroscience
Hobbies: Yoga, Tennis, Cooking, and Movies!
Personality: Caring, Humorous, Adventurous
A Fun Fact: I Feed My Cat Granola Bars All the Time and She Loves It!

Jannis Meindl

Current School: Nyu Stern School of Business
Major: Finance
Hobbies: Tennis, Table Tennis, Hiking, Skiing, Running and a Market Watcher
Personality: Open-minded, Positive, Critically Thinking, Driven
A Fun Fact: I Live on the Same Street as 6 of My Cousins. I Bought My First Stock When I Was 11

Min Guo

Current School: Bowdoin College
Major: Philosophy & Physics
Grade: Freshman
Hobbies: Swimming, Volunteering, Watching Old Chinese Movies, Creating Memes
Personality: Kind, Inquisitive, and Open-minded
A Fun Fact: I Ran a Secret Mahjong Club in High School. Although It Had Over 30 Members, No Teacher Had Ever Discovered It.

Norman Situ

Current School: Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Architecture
Hobbies: Cooking, Basketball, Photography, Music
Personality: Relaxed, Humorous, Compassionate, Friendly, Optimistic

Patricia Peixi

Current School: Rhode Island School of Design
Major: (Highly Intended) Graphic Design
Hobbies: Graphic Design, Fashion, Visiting Galleries, Dancing, Photography, Interacting With People
Personality: Easy-going Friend, Honest With My Feelings and Emotions, Am Dominant in Conversations Sometimes When Others Are Silent, but Am Also Very Liberal in Discussions
Fun Fact: Really Believes in the 11:11 Magic

Qingyi Zhou

Current School: Columbia University
Major: Undeclared, Considering Anthropology
Hobbies: Food-hunting, Photography, Canoeing, Late-night Conversations
Personality: Curious, Driven, Responsible
A Fun Fact: I Was a Beekeeper in High School

Ryan Tian

Current School: Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Bachelor of Science and Arts in Architecture
Hobbies: Music, Visual Art, Reading, Writing, Video Games, Badminton, Robotics, Computer Science, Engineering, and Cooking
Personality: Kind, Compassionate, Curious, and Occasionally Humorous
A Fun Fact: a Waterfall in Hamilton Ontario is Now Closed to the Public Because I Fell Off Its Crest When I Was in Elementary School

Tom Zhu

Current School: Emory University
Major: Economics and Computer Science
Hobbies: Tennis, Basketball, Reading Literature, Creative Writing, Hiking, Going to Theatre
Personality: Introspective, Empathetic, Balanced Between "Contradictions"
A Fun Fact: I'm Ambidextrous


Current School:University of Southern Carlifornia
Major: Communication & Media
Hobbies: Singing, Filming, Traveling, Hiking, Playing Volleyball
Personality: Caring, Humorous, Proactive, Optimistic, Creative
A Fun Fact: Can Imitate the Voice of Taylor Swift

Yaochu Bi

Current School: University of Chicago
Major: History/sociology; Statistics
Hobbies: Soccer, Hiking, Sailing, Reading Literature & Poetry & Science Fiction, Saxophone
Personality: Thoughtful/curious
A Fun Fact: I Technically Have the Credentials to Rent a Sailboat on My Own

Zhijie Gao

Current School: Carnegie Mellon University
Hobbies: Video Games, Sci-fi Novels, Debate
Personality: Talkative, Humorous, Outgoing
Fun Fact: I Have a Hyper-aggresive Cat That Could Not Live Without Attacking Me or My Water Bottle

Yunji Jong

Current School: Yale University
Major: Computer Science
Hobbies: Programming, Reading
Personality: Outgoing, Determined, Quirky
A Fun Fact: I Did Ballet For 10 Years And Spent A Couple Of Years Doing Competitive Ballet On Pointe!

Bertha Wu

Current School: Columbia University
Majors: Environmental Engineering, Statistics, Environmental Science – Public Health Concentration
Hobbies: Hiking, Scuba Diving, Snowboarding, Cooking, Singing
Personality: Outgoing, Responsible, Curious And Adventurous
A Fun Fact: My 2019 New Year Resolution Is Not Using Plastic Bags For Grocery Shopping

Jason Jia

Current School: Cornell, Trinity-pawling School
Major:design + Environmental Analysis
Hobbies: Gaming, Playing Soccer, Playing The Saxophone, Making Visual Artworks, Reading Novels, Listening To Musics, Working Out
Personality: Friendly, Extroverted
A Fun Fact: I Went To An All-boys High School

Sixuan Pan

Current School: UC Berkeley
Grade: Ph.D. Candidate
Major: Biochemistry
SAT: 2240/2400
TOEFL: 111

Obi Eneh

Current School: Teachers College, Columbia University
Major: International Educational Development
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Traveling, Running, Writing (Poetry, Short Stories)
Personality: Extroverted-introvert, Inquisitive
A Fun Fact: I Did Some Performance Art Growing Up And Still Have Dreams Of Becoming Famous.

Shijia Hu

Current School: Duke University, CMU
Major: Computer Science And Statistics
Hobbies: Badminton, Swimming
Personality: Thorough, Energetic And Humorous
A Fun Fact: I Can Actually Make The Machine Produce A Face That Tricks Everyone.

Hermione Ren

Current School: Northwestern University
Major: Chemistry
Hobbies: Calligraphy, Photography, Traveling, Dragon Dance, Late Night Talk With Friends
Personality: Adventurous, Idealistic, Persistent
A Fun Fact: I'm A Huge Harry Potter Fan And I Named Myself After The Character Hermione

Enoch Sun

Current School: University Of California, Berkeley
Major: Environmental Sciences, BS
Hobbies: Weightlifting(Workout), Playing Basketball, Translation
Personality: Reflective, Resolute, Affectionate
A Fun Fact: I Used To Memorize Capital Cities Of Different Countries When I Was In Middle School; I Can’t Swim

Hanwen Wang

School: University Of California At Berkeley
Major: Psychology
Hobbies: Watching Old Movies & Animation, Traveling
Personality: Active, Responsible, Adventurous
Fun Fact: Used To Run A Fan Page On Instagram

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.

Samuel Hyman

Current School: Columbia University
Major: English (Minors: Gender Studies / Philosophy)
Hobbies: Composition, Sound Art/technology, Creative Writing, Ultimate Frisbee, Postmodernism, Exploring Nyc!
Personality: Open-minded, Encouraging, Energetic, Adaptable, Adventurous, And Approachable
A Fun Fact: My Absolute, All-time Favorite Television Show Is Avatar The Last Airbender—I Think I Would Be A Legendary Water Bender

Eric Jin

Current School: Washington University In St. Louis
Major: Economics and Finance
Hobbies: Swimming, Work Out, Badminton, Movies...
Personality: Nice, Warm And Friendly Haha
A Fun Fact: I Had Fed My Puppy A Whole Month Of Chocolate And Orange Juice When I Was Kid, And She Survived!

Jin Hua Li

Current School: Yale University
Major: Psychology on the pre-medical track
Hobbies: Spending time with my two younger sisters, exploring different restaurants in NYC & enjoying the outdoors
Personality: Faithful, family-oriented & eager
A Fun Fact: I don't know how to swim!

Michelle Zhuang

Current School: Columbia University
Major: Economics and Psychology
Hobbies: Running, writing, listening to classic rock, eating ramen at midnight with friends
Personality: Vivacious, and always up for an adventure!
A Fun Fact: Black coffee is my favorite drink

Ivy Haomin Chen

Current School: Wellesley College
Major: Psychology, Philosophy
Hobbies: Equestrian, Calligraphy, Kickboxing, Scuba diving
Personality: Outgoing, adventurous, curious
Fun Fact: I have a strand of hair that I have never cut in my life

Ophelia Bao

Current School: Yale University
Major: Biomedical Engineering; Public Health (graduate school)
Hobbies: Swimming, jogging and cooking Chinese food
Personality: adventurous, outgoing, active
A Fun Fact: I am a debater, once leader in college debating team

Ziyu Dai (Sherry)

Current School: Vanderbilt University
Major: Economic, Mathematics major and Managerial Studies
Hobbies: Ballet or opera

Kate Yi Wang

Current School: New York University
Major: Education Studies; Minor: Business
Hobbies: Traveling (already 25 countries), Archery, Paragliding, Hiking
Personality: Adventurous, Friendly, Sociable, Thoughtful
A Fun Fact: I’m a full-time foodie!

Audrey Ruan

Current School: Emory University
Major: Neuroscience and English
Hobbies: I enjoy digital art, watercolor, fantastical literature, storytelling, and a great variety of music!
Personality: Optimistic, sincere, compassionate, curious
Fun Fact: I spend a little too much time watching food videos. For science. For art.


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!

Jinxin Pan

Current School: Columbia University
Major: Undecided
Hobbies: Tinkering with electronics; singing
Personality: Thoughtful
A Fun Fact: Once ate a 5-pound pack of gummy bears alone

Linyu Shao

Current School: Johns Hopkins University
Major: Music For New Media
Hobbies: Songwriting, film scoring, reading history books, playing basketball
Personality: Adventurous, outgoing
A Fun Fact: I published my first book at the age of twelve

Emily Han Xu

Current School: Yale University
Major: Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
Hobbies: Playing piano, hiking, baking, debate, research
Personality: Persistant, Luminous, Wonderstruck
Fun Fact: I have performed piano solo at Carnegie Hall

Jingyi Zhou

Current School: Bowdoin College
Major: Eonomics and Asian Studies
Hobbies: traveling, volleyball, photography, hiking
Personality: adventurous, outgoing, active
A Fun Fact: I like traveling alone

Ethan Perets

Undergraduate Education: Columbia University (Class of 2014)
Major: Biochemistry (Minors: Philosophy and Russian Literature)
Hobbies: Making music, reading, watching movies, visiting museums
Personality: Curious, Spontaneous
A Fun Fact: I bake my own bread!

David Hua

Current School: New York University Stern School of Business
Major: Finance
Hobbies: Basketball, watching sports, and traveling
Personality: Outgoing and caring
A Fun Fact: I can juggle

Yumeng Wang (Feather)

Current School: NYU Class of 2022
Major: Economics and Mathematics
Hobbies: Traveling abroad, playing basketball, working out at gym, playing video games, watching youtube videos
Personality: Sociable, easy going, optimistic

Lauren Li

Current school: Northwestern University
Major(s): Statistics & Economics
Hobbies: painting, watching soccer, reading, swimming, lifting
Personality: outgoing, driven & curious
Fun fact: I love Asian food religiously and have a foodgram dedicated to my love for Asian food!

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

Xueer Chen (Michelle)

Current School: Columbia University
Major: Econ-Math and Minor in Comparative Literature
Hobbies: Figure Skating, Fencing, Traveling, Movies, Food
Personality: Caring, Open-minded
Fun Fact: I listen to grunge rock, and Kurt Cobain was the best

Jocelyn Wong

Current School: Wellesley College
Major: Economics; Political Science
Hobbies: Travelling, rowing, Chinese painting and calligraphy
Personality: Adventurous, athletic, outgoing
Fun Fact: I went skydiving in Switzerland!

Alice Tang

School Attended: Wellesley College
Major: Economics & English
Hobbies: Reading (fiction & non-fiction), fashion, karaoke, theatre, BBC & HBO shows
Personality: Warm, optimistic, a good listener, detail-oriented
Fun Fact: I'm fluent in Mandarin and Shanghainese. The former I learned through Chinese school and classes and the latter from speaking at home

Anna Lu

Current School: Yale University, 2018
Major: History and East Asian Studies
Hobbies: Yoga, cooking, rock climbing, travel
Personality: Curious, caring, optimistic, energetic

Fengjin Yu

Current School: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Major: Fine art and specializes in sculpture
Hobbies: History, reading and food
Personality: Easy going, friendly

Isabelle Eyman

Current School: Smith College
Major: French Studies & English Literature
Hobbies: Writing, Cooking, Reading, Blogging, Biking, Travel
Personality: Easygoing, patient, passionate, sincere

Jack Yongqi Zhang

Current School: The Hun School of Princeton
Major: Physics
Hobbies: Hockey, fine art, singing
Personality: Easygoing, curious, responsible
Fun Fact: I can sing but cannot read music

Cheng Yuri

Current School: University of Southern California
Major: International Relations
Hobbies: Singing, rapping, scriptwriting, filmmaking, travelling, hiking
Fun Fact: I am ambidextrous

Chenxi Fang

Current School: Northwestern University
Major: Business/ Economics/ Government
Hobbies: Singing, traveling, films, cooking, photography
Fun Fact: I’m interested in costume design and have designed costumes for theater performances in my college

Dennis Shida Yang

Current School: London School of Economics
Major: Bsc in Accounting & Finance
Hobbies: Chinese country music & pop music cover making (Guitar & Vocal), Chess, Table Tennis
Personality: Considerate, Open-minded, driven
Fun Fact: The lyrics of my covers are often slightly altered

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

Justin Sohn

Current School: Brown University
Major: English
Hobbies: Piano, Longevity Arts, Psychology, and Religions
Personality: Compassionate, Patient, Wise
Fun Fact: I'm currently building a life coaching practice

Kevin Yie

Current School: New York University
Major: Biology on the Pre-med Track; Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
SAT: 2330; 800 SAT Literature
Hobbies: Badminton, Magic, Chess, Writing, and Latin Dancing
Personality: Talkative, sociable, easy-going

Kristine Kwon

Current School: Wellesley College, 2020
Major: Psychology and Economics
SAT: 2250
Hobbies: Cooking, Watching Korean Dramas, Piano, Volleyball, Playing with Children, Crafts
Personality: Proactive, Approachable, Funny
Fun Fact: I am from Seattle and Seoul, South Korea and love everything coffee-related

Marc Zijing Wu

Current School: University of Southern California
Major: Industrial Engineering
Hobbies: Badminton, Hiphop music, Rap
Personality: Outgoing, talkative, empathy
Fun Fact: Good at blowing whistle

Bu (Lucy) Liu

Current School: Yale University
Major: Undecided, Considering English Literature
Hobbies: Golf, reading, creative writing, swimming, ink painting
Personality: Optimistic, open-minded, original, good-humored
Fun Fact: I picked my English name out of a box in first grade!

Mi Hu

Current School: UC Berkeley
Major: Economics and Data Science
Hobbies: Photography, Travel, Movie, Music
Personality: Self-reliant, Communicative, Responsible
Fun Fact: I love (almost all) stuffed animals

Sonomi Oyagi

Current School: Johns Hopkins University
Major: Neuroscience and International Studies
Hobbies: Reading, swimming, life drawing, discovering new music, playing video games, volunteering for local activist organizations
Fun Fact: I love writing both fiction and non-fiction, and have a great appreciation for horror novelists. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors!


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

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!

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

Awing Yayong Huang

Current School: Emerson College
Grade: Junior
Major: Business of Creative Enterprise
Personality: Talkative, Open-minded, Comprehensive
A Fun Fact: I traveled alone since I was 17