Full Time Consultants Based in Taiwan
Elite Team from Top US Undergraduate Universities
5+ Years Experience in Education

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.

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 ACT 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.

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.

Caderyn Owen-Jones

Yale University

Born in South Africa but raised in London, Caderyn successfully navigated both the UCAS and Common Application systems before deciding to study at Yale University, where he double-majored in Classics and Archaeology. While pursuing his degree, he was involved in many mentoring and language exchange projects, and worked concurrently in curriculum design and consulting. Caderyn has conducted research across the world, including Turkey, Europe, China and the U.S. As a teacher, Caderyn has worked with hundreds of students, and has also been heavily involved in personal mentoring and essay editing. In his free time, he enjoys baking, climbing mountains, and reading (mostly Classical) poetry.

Sabrina Tsai

Johns Hopkins University

Sabrina grew up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and she studied at Morrison Academy Kaohsiung. As a high school student, she played varsity basketball and volleyball, served as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, edited the Yearbook, and participated in numerous medical service trips. Academically, she excelled in 8 AP courses and received a full score on the ACT. While starting off as a neuroscience major at Johns Hopkins University, she found herself more interested in human behavior and psychology as a whole. Sabrina has alway been passionate about working in education and with the younger population, even in high school when she interned for an education company. At Hopkins, she conducted developmental psychology research, focusing on whether infants are able to retrospectively revise their initial beliefs. Especially passionate in English, Sabrina wants to help students find their stories and voices. Through helping students find their personal narrative and guiding them along the admissions process, she has helped students get into top universities over the world as both a college consultant and essay editor.

Chase Tai

University of California, Berkeley / Harvard University

With an undergraduate degree in Economics from UC Berkeley, Chase worked in data analytics, asset management, and sports broadcasting before transitioning to education consulting. He also has a strong passion for education and he completed his Master’s in International Education Policy at Harvard Graduate School of Education before joining PANO. As a former curriculum developer and internal coordinator of multiple educational programs, Chase has worked with government officials and community leaders in several different urban and rural settings. He has worked as a counselor in China and the U.S. and helped with hundreds of students on test prep and specialized subjects. Besides teaching AP and IB subjects, he is also an experienced instructor in math, economics, English, and standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, SAT II, and TOEFL.

Jeffrey Lee

Dartmouth College

Jeff attended Choate Rosemary Hall for boarding school in Connecticut and graduated from Dartmouth with a computer science degree. He has written two best-selling books under Crown Publishing based on anecdotes detailing his journey from failing his first English class in third grade to attending an Ivy League school. Jeff is passionate about education and has spent over 10 years advising students on college application and standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, TOEFL, ISEE/SSAT, and AP subjects. He also helped design online curriculum for ELITE Shanghai and Compass Education Group in San Francisco. In addition to education consulting, Jeff enjoys working on his Taiwanese tea brand, now available across major department stores in Taiwan.

Timmy Lin

Northeastern University

Although born Taiwanese, Timmy grew up in Hong Kong and eventually graduated from Northeastern University in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Psychology. He has worked for Marriott Hotels, Steam Valve, Farglory Human Resources and also as a long time mentor for international students in Boston. With experience working in various fields in Boston, Taipei and Hong Kong, he has helped countless students apply for various summer programs and Universities around the world in search of their passion. In his free time, Timmy spends a lot of time doing various activities like boxing, swimming, studying stocks/crypto and cooking.

Jeremy On

Emory University

Jeremy grew up in many different places – San Francisco, Singapore, New York, and Arizona. In high school, he spent his time hitting fuzzy yellow balls on the varsity tennis team and grinding through 12 AP classes. Jeremy graduated from Emory University, where he studied Economics, Mathematics, and English. During his time at Emory, he developed a debilitating Domino’s Pizza addiction and discovered his love for mentoring students. Throughout Jeremy’s college counseling career, he has gotten students into schools like Princeton, CalTech, UPenn, Cornell, and Emory. He loves helping students craft unique essays and find the areas they are passionate about. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, tennis, video games, and gorging on Korean barbecue.

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

Ian Chen

New York University

Raised around the world from China to Indonesia and Switzerland, Ian has a strong passion for global issues and sharing knowledge. He studied history at New York University with a focus on military, imperial, and East-West comparative subjects, graduating with high honors. Before joining PANO, he also worked as a recruiter and tutor for IB History and English in addition to essay coaching. He now takes great pleasure in helping students hone their ideas and sharpen their writing to put forth their best selves to their dream schools. Outside of work, Ian often divides his time between writing, visual arts and a love for strategy games from chess to the PC.

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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.

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Mitchell Lui

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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

Janet Jiang

Duke University

Winn Cui

University of California, Berkeley

Mindy Hsu

New York University

Maame Boatemaa

New York University/ The London School of Economics

Ryo Lu

The University of Sydney

Joyce Chung

Johns Hopkins University

Sam Chao

University of Washington

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

Malaika Aryee-Boi

Yale University

Francis Cishahayo

Yale University