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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.


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.



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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Academic Tutor


Environmental Studies, Baylor


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

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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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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.



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.


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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Academic Tutor

BA, English, San Francisco State University


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

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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."



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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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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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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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."