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5+ Years Experience in Education
Andy Zhang Pano Education Yale University

Andy Zhang

Yale University

Andy grew up in Maryland in the United States where he attended one of the most competitive math science programs in the country. During his time there, he was varsity volleyball captain, took 12 AP exams, and received a full score on the SAT. Outside of school, he accumulated 600 hours of community service and spent three summers doing stem cell research, culminating in getting semi-finalist in the nation’s top science competitions: Siemens’s and Intel’s science talent search. Eventually he would go on to study at Yale University where he began as a biology major. However, later he would transfer to and graduate as an Applied Mathematics major. Throughout his educational career, Andy has always felt blessed to have received guidance on the correct path to college admissions and benefitted greatly from the resources he had available to him. Not only did his high school send 20% of its program to the Ivy League every year, but his own brother also attended Yale. Since graduating from Yale, Andy has been dedicated to helping others reach the same success as him. Since then, he’s helped students all over the world receive admissions to top schools like Stanford, UChicago, and Caltech. He even guided his own sister into her own acceptance to Yale as well.

Peggy Shih Pano Education UC Berkeley

Peggy Shih

University of California, Berkeley

Peggy spent her childhood growing up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With limited information and resources, Peggy applied to UC Berkeley, UCLA, UPenn, Cornell on her own and successfully got admitted. In addition, Peggy is also passionate about art and design; beyond applying to art schools herself, she included an art portfolio with animation, sketch, and digital design pieces as part of her application. At last, she went on to study at The University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!), where she graduated with a double major in Linguistics and French, as well as minors in Japanese and Applied Language Studies in 2016. In high school, Peggy also had an outstanding academic performance, which she got a perfect score on SAT and also got perfect scores on 16 AP subjects. Peggy has experience in the tech and brand consulting sectors, including serving as a consultant to Huawei, Xiaomi, and other leading brands. Before moving to Taipei, she has worked in San Francisco, Shanghai, Paris, and Dubai. Peggy specializes in the college admission process and has served international students for several years, including helping them place into top universities worldwide.

Brittany Smith

Yale University

Brittany graduated from Yale University. She got a perfect score on APUSH and AP Language respectively. Brittany had a strong passion for creative writing. As a senior at Yale University, she worked as an editor for the Yale Daily News, the “Oldest College Daily.” After graduation, she worked as an independent editor and proofreader for the human editing division of the prestigious digital education company, Grammarly. Brittany has a diverse background, she has worked in the U.S., China, and Korea, and she taught intermediate and advanced English classes and American History and Culture classes to students at Lingnan College of Sun Yat-sen University. Additionally, she worked as a tutor, helping students with the SAT Critical Reading and Writing section and the following AP courses: AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, and AP English Literature and Composition. This includes help with the academic essays of AP courses. Moreover, since graduation, she has helped scores of students work on application essays for Tufts, Emory, Stanford, Columbia, Notre Dame, and the UC System.

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Chase Tai

University of California, Berkeley / ​ Harvard University

Chase graduated from Harvard and has helped hundreds of students apply to colleges and graduate schools. Having spent his teenage years in Taiwan and the U.S., he understands the struggles faced by international students and third culture kids. With an undergraduate degree in economics at UC Berkeley, Chase also worked in data analytics, asset management, and sports broadcasting before PANO.

Sabrina tsai Pano Education Johns Hopkins

Sabrina Tsai

Johns Hopkins University

Sabrina studied at Johns Hopkins University studying Psychology and English. She has done research in developmental psychology and is interested in the field of clinical psychology, especially doing research with emotional disorders

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Chris Tyler

Washington and Lee University

Chris has spent the entirety of his young professional career mentoring and empowering youths across East Asia. Drawn to the region due to its vibrant culture and increasingly important global geopolitical and economic importance, Chris has made it a priority to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for an increasingly interconnected world. Through this process of democratizing education, Chris has helped students achieve admission to dream schools such as Princeton, Yale, StanfordUNC, UVA, Wellesley, NYU Stern, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. He is a native of Atlanta, GA and attended Washington & Lee University, obtaining a dual degree in Business Administration and East Asian Studies. In his spare time, Chris enjoys hiking, backpacking, yoga, cycling, and tennis.

Jeff Teng Pano Education UC Berkeley

​Jeffrey Tang

​University of California, Berkeley

Jeffrey is a graduate from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in History. With a strong passion for education, he has worked with high school and community college students from all backgrounds on the essay editing and college application process. Additionally, Jeffrey has tutored students privately in college-level physics, English, and history. During his free time, Jeffrey loves to cook, play video games, visit batting cages, and dance

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Victoria Pai

Victoria was born and raised in the US. After graduating from a local top private high school, she successfully applied for and was accepted to American universities such as the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University. However, she chose to come to Taiwan to study medicine at Taipei Medical University, a prestigious medical school in Taiwan. After completing her internship and graduating, she joined PANO as an instructor. Using her experiences, Victoria has helped students in a plethora of subjects including calculus, biology, and English. She also specializes in preparation for standardized tests such as AP, SAT, and TOEFL. In class, she hopes to impart a little of her passion for reading, learning, and critical thinking to her students.

Vadim Rubin

University of Maryland

While in the United States, Vadim received an undergraduate degree in History and Asian studies with a focus on Chinese studies from the University of Maryland. Prior to arriving in Taiwan, Vadim taught Mandarin at The New Century School in Baltimore, MD and acted as a Mandarin teacher leader, curriculum developer, and grant writer for the school’s STARTALK summer programs in 2014 and 2015. Upon arriving in Taiwan during the fall of 2015, he continued to teach Second Language Acquisition while also acting as a college counselor. In 2019, he successfully defended his Masters thesis on the misinterpretation of Chinese culture and history to receive a degree in Translation and Interpretation from National Taiwan Normal University. Vadim specializes in teaching SAT, TOEFL, English Language Arts, Chinese, East Asian History, and Eastern World Geography.

Michael Chao

Washington University in St. Louis

Michael completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. He subsequently earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Case Western University School of Dental Medicine. Michael graduated from Taipei American School and now resides in Taiwan pursuing a career in academia and dentistry.

Jeff Su

University of Medical and Dentistry of New Jersey

Immigrating to the US at a young age, Jeff gained acceptance to the University of Medical and Dentistry of New Jersey through its 7-year accelerated Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine program. After completing his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and beginning his medical school studies, Jeff transferred to Trinity International University where he obtained a Master’s of Divinity. He arrived back in Taiwan in 2007 to reconnect with his cultural roots and ultimately fell in love with education.

Global Team
Michael Pano Education Harvard University

Michael Yin

​Harvard University

Ariel Zhang Pano Education Yale University

Ariel Zhang

​Yale University

baaba Pano Education columbia university

Baaba Abaka-Yankson

Columbia University

Claire Kuo Pano Education Columbia University

Claire Kuo

Columbia University

mitchell pano education UC berkeley

Mitchell Lui

University of California, Berkeley/ University of Toronto

chichi pano education uc Berkeley

Chichi Chang

University of California, Berkeley

Rene H. Tsukawaki

Cornell University

Janice Chen

University of Southern California / Carnegie Mellon University

Michele Lin

University of California, Berkeley

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Aaliyah Ibrahim

Yale University

Nana Akua Mensah

Yale University

Jonathan Zou

University Pennsylvania

Winn Cui

University of California, Berkeley

Avery Liou

​University of California, Berkeley

Resla Wesonga

Yale University

Vadim Rubin

University of Maryland

Mindy Hsu

New York University

Rebekah Kim

Yale University

Wooseok Ki

University of California, Berkeley

Maame Boatemaa

New York University/ The London School of Economics

Shane Chang

University of California, Berkeley

Ryo Lu

The University of Sydney

Joyce Chung

Johns Hopkins University

Sam Chao

University of Washington

Michael Chao

Washington University in St. Louis

Ornella Bayigamba

Yale University

Blaykyi Kenyah

Princeton University

Carlos Schmidt-Padilla

Harvard University / ​Stanford University

Tiffany Kuo

University of California, San Diego / Northwestern University

Jessica Lin

University of Sydney

Gaelle A Pfister

University of Texas at Austin

Malaika Aryee-Boi

​Yale University

Emma Greaves

Harvard University

Bioengineering

Hiren Lemma

Harvard University

Social Studies; African & African American Studies

Clare Morris

Harvard University

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Cooper Bosch

Harvard University

Computer Science

Phoebe Fallon

Harvard University

Environmental Science & Public Policy

Thomas Kaminsky

Harvard University

Computer Science; Physics

Libby Wu

Harvard University

Economics

Matthew Nazari

Harvard University

Computer Science; Mathematics

Sterling Rosado

Harvard University

Applied Math

Sherry Liu

Harvard University

Applied Math; Computer Science

Lydia Ramstad

Harvard University

Neurobiology

Penny Alegria

Harvard University

English; Ethnicity, Migration, Rights

Sean McCabe

Harvard University

Applied Math; History

Tyler Sakamoto

Harvard University

Computer Science; Statistics

Tina Chen

Harvard University

Chemistry; English; Chinese citation

Larisa Shrestha

Harvard University

Neuroscience

Katherine McPhie

Harvard University

Physics or Astrophysics; Educational Studies

James Jolin

Harvard University

Neurobiology

Zi Hao Yang

Harvard University

Pre-med

Matt Tibbitts

Harvard University

Applied Math; Environmental Science & Public Policy

Iris Yan

Harvard University

Computer Science; Statistics

Anika Bagaria

Harvard University

Economics; Government; Spanish citation

Katie Farkouh

Harvard University

Human Evolutionary Biology; Global Health & Health Policy

Ina Bhoopalam

Harvard University

Economics; Theater, Dance, & Media

Chelsea Baker

Harvard University

Applied Math

Catherine Deskur

Harvard University

Computer Science; Music Performance (Master’s at NEC)

Bella Tarantino

Harvard University

Physics; Computer Science; Mandarin citation

Daniel Brunnick

Harvard University

Applied Math; Economics

David Hill

Harvard University

Applied Math

Ella Bradford

Harvard University

Integrative Biology

Diego Flores

Harvard University

History and Literature

Chibuikem Uche

Harvard University

Biology