Our Mentors

Hong Ta

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.

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Nick Tran

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!

Caroline Tran

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! 

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Naba Deyab

Mentor

Hi! I'm Naba and I'm a Milstein student at Cornell University, where I'm pursuing a dual-degree in Computer Science and Business Economics. I know many of the fears and uncertainties that students who are navigating this on their own face, and I also know how to tackle the indecisive nature when it comes to writing all those essays. I can't wait to get to know you and help you every step of the way. 

Rani Woerner

Mentor, Marketing Committee Chair

Hi! My name is Rani, and I'm a rising sophomore 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.

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Amrit Singh

Mentor, Finance Committee

Hi, my name is Amrit and I'm an incoming freshman 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!

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Steph Glascock

Mentor

Hi! My name is Steph Glascock and I'm excited to help with the college navigation process! I'm a sophomore 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!

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Lisa Young

Mentor, Marketing Committee

Hi there! I’m Lisa, and I'm a senior at the University of Washington, pursuing Molecular Biology and Psychology. I am eager to help support you all through your journeys in high school, college, and beyond!

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Jeremy Boyle

Mentor

I'm a student at the University of Texas Austin pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Besides engineering, I have a love for education and working with local youth, especially supporting their STEM endeavors. I believe everyone has their own original story to explore on their college application, and I'm here to help you tell that. 

Bill Young

Mentor

Hi! I am Bill and I am a rising junior 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.  

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Sara Rodriguez

Mentor

Hello! My name is Sara and I am an undergrad at UC San Diego pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. I am from Palm Springs, CA so naturally I spend my nights hiking and my days avoiding the 110+ degree weather. I love espresso, chatting with literally everyone, and watching 2000s T.V. dramas. I am so excited to get to know you and help support you in any way I can through your application process!

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Capriana Jiang

Mentor

Hi! My name is Capriana and I'm a sophomore 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!

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Theresa Tran

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!

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Smriti Lamichhane

Mentor

Hi! My name is Smriti and I am a Freshman 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!

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Selina Franovic

Administrative Director

I'm a first-gen sophomore 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 and I plan to study abroad next year. 

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