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Meet The Team

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Anne Luke

Director and Co-Founder

BA, English, University of CA, Los Angeles

MA, Counseling Psychology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Fun fact: I played soccer for the UCLA Division I Women's team and developed a passion for psychology during my time there.

Krista Northridge

Admissions Counselor

BA, Stanford University
JD, UC Hastings School of Law

Fun fact: I entered college as pre-med major, changed my mind then went to law school, and finally found my true passion working with students to achieve their college dreams.

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Marika Clarke

Director of Academic Tutoring

BA, Government and International Politics, George Mason

Fun fact: I studied international relations in the D.C. area. There, I got a truly unique look at global politics working for a Saudi prince for nearly two years.

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Donovan

Academic Tutor

BS, Economics, UCSD (in progress)

Fun fact: In college I have pursued a passion for math and economics; however, I have had the opportunity to take courses in architecture and anthropology that have really influenced my interest in traveling around the world. I've already been to over 15 countries!

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Ben

Academic Tutor

BS,

Environmental Studies, Baylor

 

Fun Fact: I taught myself how to play 5 instruments!

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Paul

Academic Tutor

BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA

Fun fact: I discovered my passion for teaching during my Environmental Science course at UCLA while teaching underprivileged youth about climate Science.

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Katie

College Counseling, Essay Writing

BA, History and Government, Centre College

MA, Education, University of Kentucky

Fun fact: When I taught in Japan, I joined a Tea Ceremony Club and am now an expert in the craft.

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Kris

Academic Tutor

BA, University of California, Irvine, Earth System Science

Fun Fact: I volunteer for a wolf rescue where I feed injured wolves by hand and heal them back to health.

Zack

SAT/ACT Instructor

BS, Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine

Fun fact: At UCI I worked as a member of the UC Irvine "Design Build Fly" team to win the 2013 AIAA DBF competition. A love for math and science led me to a career in teaching.

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Kelsey

Academic Tutor

BA, English, San Francisco State University

 

Fun fact:  My name means "victory at sea" or "fierce island"!

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Mark

Academic Tutor

BS, Computer Science and Engineering (in progress)

 

Fun fact: I wrote code that now sits in the Arctic World Archive. 250 meters deep in an Arctic Mountain."

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Geen

Academic Tutor

BS, Biological Sciences, UC Irvine

Fun fact: I've worked in the operating room at the UCI medical center.
 

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Andrew

SAT/ACT Instructor

BS, Neuroscience. Minor: Chemistry, University of Pittsburg

Fun fact: While studying neuroscience, I did a research project with 32 monkeys studying the genetic component of stress sensitivity.

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Jacob

SAT and ACT Instructor

BA, English, University of Notre Dame

MA, Education, LMU

Fun fact: In college, I focused on Latin and Ancient Greek which led me into the field of teaching. 

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Tony

Academic Tutor

BS, Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis

Fun Fact: For my senior medical design project, I designed an incredibly fancy toilet to measure acceleration and force."