Co-Founder, Executive Director
Hi! I’m Hong, and I’m a student at the University of Puget Sound as a Politics and Government and Spanish major! I am a Matelich scholar, which is their full-ride scholarship given to two students in the Class of 2023, and am really excited to help you build a great application for your dream college!
I have experience as a college and career mentor, and have edited college essays, resumes and cover letters. As a senior, I was so overwhelmed with how to apply to college, and want to support you for this important time in your high school career.
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer
Hey! My name is Nick, and I’m a student at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) as an Industrial & Operations Engineering Major with an interest in business and entrepreneurship. In my free time, you can find me flying, traveling, or playing tennis.
For you new applicants, there’s a lot of new info coming at you, but no worries: I’m here to support you through it all, from your personal statement to your scholarship apps. Looking back at my senior year, there’s a ton of advice I want to give my past self - so instead, I’ll give it to you!
Mentor, Graphic Web Designer, Marketing Committee
Hi there! I’m Caroline and I’m an undergraduate at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science. I love math, and I also love to draw! I like to watch movies with my dog and cook up tasty meals in the kitchen!
Jumping head first into college as a first-gen student, I’ve experienced all the confusion you can think of! It is scary and definitely overwhelming. As a tutor and mentor for many years, I've learned the importance of listening. I understand. I am here for you, and I am so excited to help you tell your story!
Mentor, Marketing Committee Chair
Hi! My name is Rani, and I'm a student at the University of Michigan studying Data Science. I learned a lot when I applied to college, and I hope to share that knowledge with you so that your application process is as stress-free and as successful as possible.
Mentor, Finance Committee
Hi, my name is Amrit and I'm a sophomore at UW Tacoma and intend to pursue a degree in Computer Science. Take on College played a crucial role in my college application process, so I am very excited to turn around and help other people going through the same thing!
Hi! My name is Steph Glascock and I'm excited to help with the college navigation process! I'm a junior at Georgetown University majoring in Government and I plan to go to law school after graduation. When I was applying to college, I really benefited from peers reviewing my essays and helping me select schools that truly fit my interests. I'm excited to help you in this process!
Head of Pre Med Mentorship Program
Hi there! I’m Lisa, and first year medical student at Johns Hopkins SOM. I am eager to help support you all through your journeys in high school, college, and beyond!
Hi! I am Bill and I am majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Washington. I am currently working as a research assistant studying natural genetic variation in fruit flies to help target treatments for Alzheimer’s. Outside of school, I love swimming, reading, and hiking.
Hi! My name is Anya Ahuja, I’m currently a junior at the University of Puget Sound. I’m majoring in Biology with an emphasis on Bioethics. I am so excited to be a mentor at ToC because this service was something I needed when I was applying! Both of my parents are immigrants and had no idea how college applications work, so I’m happy to help people that are in similar boats.
Hi! My name is Capriana and I'm a junior majoring in biology and on the pre-med track at the University of Puget Sound. I currently volunteer at a free clinic in Tacoma where I help doctors with patient intake and translate for medical Chinese and Spanish. In my free time I play lacrosse, beekeep, sew, and run my small business where I buy and sell vintage and antique quilts!
Social Media Manager, Marketing Committee, Finance Committee
Hi! I'm Theresa and I'm an incoming junior at Raisbeck Aviation High School. I'm not too sure what career path I want to go into, but I have been interested in biology and technology. I'm excited to keep everyone updated through our social media platforms!
Admin Staff and Mentor
Hi! My name is Smriti and I am a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin. I love riding my bicycle, napping, and binge-watching David Dobrik vlogs. As a first-generation student, I understand how confusing and overwhelming applying for college is. So, I am excited to help you alleviate some of that stress. Take it easy, you got this!
I'm a first-gen student at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. I'm studying Industrial and Operation Engineering and pursuing the International Minor for Engineers. My family is from ex-Yugoslavia, so I love traveling to Europe to visit. I speak five different languages!
Admin Staff and Mentor
Hi my name is Jazmine and I am a junior at the University of Michigan majoring in Industrial & Operations Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship. My college application experience was very exciting yet intimidating, and as a mentor I am eager to use what I learned to aid in your college application experience!
Hi, my name is Dave! I’m a sophomore biology and psychology student at the University of Washington. I’m interested in pursuing a career in either medicine or research. Outside of academics, I like to spend my time playing badminton, swimming, chess, and going hiking!
Truc Mai Bui
Hi! I am Truc Mai (Nancy) Bui and I am a student at the University of Washington double-majoring in microbiology and Asian languages and culture, on the pre-MD trajectory. In my free time, you can find me hiking, running, reading, or learning new things. Matriculating into university as an Early Entrance student, I had a lot of fears and doubts of my capabilities as a student. My advice to incoming university students would be to 'just do it'. Just take the leap because you are always more capable than you think you are. Your possibilities are not limited by the past. My hope is to inspire quality higher-education because I believe that education is the most powerful agent of change in the world. I hope to learn your stories and help students with the application process to put their best self forward.
Hi! My name is John. I'm a senior at the University of Washington majoring in Psychology. My career and academic interests revolve around mental health with an emphasis on youth. In my free time I enjoy trying out new hobbies or exploring topics in pop culture. I look forward to meeting and working with everyone! :)
Hi! My name is Amal and I will be attending the University of Southern California in the fall majoring in neuroscience on the pre med track. I am a recipient of the trustee scholarship which is a full merit tuition scholarship. I’m excited to become a mentor because take on college helped alleviate a lot of the stress that came with the college application process. Happy to be of help :)
Hello! My name is Gabriel Sison, and I am a sophomore at Highline College studying computer science. As a mentor, I am excited to give my students advice and tips I’ve picked up with regards to college! These things include the Washington state College Bound scholarship, transfer admissions, Running Start (which I participated in), working while in college (which I do as a math tutor 19 hours a week), and general advice that can be just about anything. I live by the motto, “Keep yourself busy so you don’t have time to waste.
Hello! I'm Krizha a senior at Troy High School. For college, I plan on studying biomedicine since I enjoy research. Out of school, I enjoy playing video games, hiking, and traveling! As a high school student myself, I know it's a stressful time, but you got this!