“We feel that talented students, who have the courage to travel and study abroad, deserve ethical and comprehensive guidance on such important decisions.”
-Michael J. Novielli and Andrew Sohn, Co-Founders
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Columbia College of Columbia University. After graduating from Columbia, Andrew joined the Investment Banking division of J.P. Morgan, where he worked in the Financial Sponsor Group.
Outside of work, Andrew co-founded 116 to Wall Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating college students about the financial services industry. Through 116 to Wall Street, Andrew mentored hundreds of students who went on to secure jobs in finance. He is also actively involved with the Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA), serving as the Chairman of the Class of 2004 Alumni Fund, as well as Vice Chairman of the CCAA Board of Directors’ Career Services Committee.
Prior to founding Due West, Andrew worked at Irving Place Capital (IPC), a leading New York-based institutional private equity firm focused on middle market investing with $4.4 billion assets under management.
Andrew serves as a Co-Founder & CEO on the Due West Team and is based in Beijing.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History & East Asian Studies with a concentration in Secondary Education from Columbia College of Columbia University. Michael also holds two Master of Education degrees: one in Higher Education Administration from Harvard University and another in Comparative & International Education from Teachers College of Columbia University.
After receiving his Master of Education degree from Harvard, Michael worked at Columbia University, holding several senior positions, including Assistant Director of the Student Service Center, Director of Student Outreach, and Chief of Administration for Student Auxiliary & Business Services. Michael also interviewed prospective students for Columbia’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions for six years.
Prior to founding Due West, Michael worked as an SAT teacher for TestTakers and as Director of Recruitment for the highly selective Lex Kim English School in Seoul, Korea.
Michael serves as a Co-Founder on the Due West Team and is based in Singapore.
Adam Presser holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese from Yale College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from the Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. At Yale, Adam was a pole-vaulter for the Varsity Men’s Track and Field team, and spent three summers studying and working in China.
After graduating from Yale, Adam studied at Tsinghua University’s Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies as a Blakemore Freeman Fellow. Adam later joined Ticketmaster’s China offices as a Senior Director, overseeing much of the company’s China operations. While at Ticketmaster, Adam was also General Manager of the majority Chinese state-owned joint-venture entity that served as the primary ticketing provider for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Adam is currently a JD/MBA candidate at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Law School.
Adam serves as Partner on the Due West Team and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
College Counseling Departments
Keith E. Hernandez
Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History & Hispanic Studies from Columbia College of Columbia University. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Chicago. Keith previously worked as an Undergraduate Admissions Officer for Columbia University, where he managed a portion of submitted applications and coordinated recruitment and selection for the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program.
Keith is a Senior Vice President at Due West and is based in Beijing. Keith has overseen the development and growth of the undergraduate and secondary teams. Due West’s innovative Aurora and Odyssey programs derive from Keith’s desire to prepare students to become the best applicants and not just have the best application. Under Keith’s leadership, over 95% of students gain admission to their chosen reach school, and students have gained admission to some of the most prestigious colleges and boarding schools in the United States, including every Ivy League school.
His latest venture with Due West is to develop an innovative and culturally conscious Test Prep program. After years of researching language acquisition, the unique bilingual model will be the first program in China to simultaneously improve language acquisition and help students achieve exceptional scores.
As an educational innovator and an expert on educational exchange in China, Keith often shares his insights at conferences and with the media. He is a member of the admission organizations OACAC, NACAC and ABAFOILSS.
Keith serves as Senior Vice President of Secondary School & College Counseling on the Due West Team and is based in Beijing.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government with a focus on International Relations and a minor in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth, he was a Dickey Center War and Peace Fellow and a Senior Leadership Fellow at the Rockefeller Center of Public Policy. John worked as a Senior Assistant Director at the Dartmouth Admissions Office, where he was responsible for both U.S. and international (Middle East and South Asia) recruitment and selection, which included travel to India, China, and Southeast Asia. In his final year with Dartmouth, John served as the International Recruitment Manager, overseeing the selection process for all of Dartmouth’s international applicants.
Prior to joining Due West, John spent 6 months backpacking abroad, including in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.
John serves as Vice President of College Preparation Team and is based in Beijing.
Jesse holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. Jesse is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Prior to joining Due West, Jesse worked as an education consultant and director of operations for a Beijing-based international school. He assisted the school in building international partnerships and guiding implementation of modern and efficient business practices. In the United States, he worked in project management as a political campaign director and management consultant for business and government clients.
Jesse serves as a Strategy Consultant on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from Dartmouth College. As an undergraduate, Tim lived in Beijing as a part of a study abroad program at Beijing Normal University, where he received a citation for outstanding academic achievement.
Prior to joining Due West, he was a Princeton in Asia Fellow in Singapore, where he taught Ancient Chinese History for two years. Tim then spent seven months traveling through Asia, Oceania, and Europe. During his travels, he continued to pursue his passion for education by spending a month teaching English at an orphanage in Cambodia.
Tim serves as a Strategy Consultant on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Rosalyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and the New York State Teaching Certificate in Adolescent Education (English) from Columbia University, graduating cum laude. At Columbia, she was a John Jay Scholar and Oxbridge Scholar.
Prior to joining Due West, Rosalyn has worked at a private company in Educational Services and the Higher Education Department of an international school in Hong Kong, as well as the English Department of an elite private school in San Francisco. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree in College Counseling through the UCLA Extensions Program.
Rosalyn serves as a Strategy Consultant on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures, with a minor in Political Science, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated summa cum laude.
As an undergraduate, Jeffrey worked in a research group under the leadership of Dr. Nancy Abelmann, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The research focused on experiences of East Asian international undergraduate students at American universities. He combined this experience with comprehensive training in mentorship as a residential advisor. He has a deep ability to interact and engage with students and an intellectual passion for the issues international students face in transitioning to the United States.
Prior to joining Due West, Jeffrey most recently worked with the University of Illinois’ Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies as the coordinator for visiting scholars.
Jeffrey serves as a Strategy Consultant on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese Language and History from Pomona College. During his studies at Pomona, he spent time abroad in China, where he returned after graduation to work in the international department of Shenzhen Yaohua Experimental School. During this time, he helped develop curriculum and teach courses for students in grades 1- 11.
Prior to joining Due West, Joe was based in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served as a Guest Services Associate, providing narration and translation services for Chinese guests visiting Kualoa Ranch.
Joe serves as a Strategy Consultant on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Kenny studied at the Wharton School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining Due West, Kenny worked as an investment profile analyst for a private equity firm in China. He also previously worked in marketing and public relations in Beijing and New York.
Kenny serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Sijia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree Yale University in Humanities, with a focus on 19th-century British art and literature, and in Economics, with a focus on the post-liberalization Chinese economy. While at Yale, she was a member of the Yale Political Union, joined the Yale novel-writing club, and wrote for the Yale Daily News.
Prior to joining Due West, Sijia helped found a preparatory program for high school students in Beijing, which intends to ease their cultural transition to the United States. She also has experience advising and tutoring Yale students in terms of writing and classwork.
Sijia serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling team and is based in Beijing.
Kelsi holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley, Kelsi studied abroad in Shanghai at East China Normal University with the Language and Culture program. She was a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and maintains an active role with the Gilman Alumni. During her time at Berkeley she also served as the editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Student Journal of Asian Studies.
Prior to joining Due West, Kelsi worked with the Boys & Girls Club of America, an after school program that aims to develop leadership skills, provide mentoring, and improve the academics of middle school students.
Kelsi serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Carly is from Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Richmond, where she also studied History and Spanish. She graduated magna cum laude and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
While at Richmond, Carly studied abroad twice, first in Argentina and later in Spain. She also dedicated her time to mentoring and tutoring students in Richmond public schools and taught a Spanish practice class to fellow university students. More recently, Carly has also taught Chinese kindergarten students.
Prior to joining Due West, Carly worked for a small investment firm in Boston, where she took the lead on a variety of projects.
Carly serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Nelly is originally from NYC. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science and Legal studies from Macalester College as well as a Master’s degree from Tsinghua University in Public Administration in International Development.
Nelly has been passionately engaged in international education, with extensive personal experience with study abroad, having first studied abroad in 2010 at Peking University for Chinese studies and again in 2014 enrolled in one of France’s most prestigious institutions, Sciences Po, studying international affairs. Beyond her 4 years of experience working directly with Chinese students teaching English oral and written communication skills, Nelly has helped support and prepare countless students to study overseas.
Prior to Due West, Nelly was a Vericant interviewer, conducting boarding, undergrad and grad school interviews with prospective international applicants all across China.
Nelly serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Raven grew up in Georgia. She participated in the IB Program at North Atlanta High School where she received the IB Diploma. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Asian/Middle Eastern Studies. During her time at Dartmouth, she studied Mandarin, lived and worked in Beijing, and became passionate about education in China. She also worked for Teach For China and Dandelion Middle School, a middle school for migrant children in Beijing.
Prior to joining Due West, Raven taught English in Beijing to students aged 3 to 16.
Raven serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Connecticut College, with focuses in Economics and Italian Studies. During his time at Connecticut, he was a member of the Varsity Soccer team, served on the school’s Government Department Student Advisory Board, and spent a year living in Italy to intern for an Italian newspaper and study Italian Economics, Politics and History.
After graduating from college, Nick lived in Taiwan for two years where he joined a semi-professional soccer team and studied Mandarin at Taipei Language Institute. Afterwards, he decided to further pursue his Mandarin studies by enrolling in Southwest University of Nationalities’ Mandarin Language Program in Chengdu. While in Chengdu and prior to joining Due West, he had been teaching Business English and providing cultural consulting to undergraduate university students who were preparing to study abroad for their Master’s Degree.
Nick has been involved in education in each country he has lived in and holds a graduate level TESOL certificate from U.E.C. in Bangkok, as well as another TEFL certificate from HESS International in Taiwan.
Nick serves as an undergraduate counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team in Beijing.
Rowena was born and raised in New York, where she graduated from Hunter College High School, a top liberal arts high school. She graduated from Smith College with a BA in Government (International Relations) and Studio Art. After graduation she interned with the Chinatown Manpower Project, providing residents of the lower Manhattan community with job placement and career development services. She later received a scholarship from the Confucius Institute to study Chinese language and culture at Nanjing Normal University. Before coming to Due West, she worked as a consultant within New Oriental’s National Branch Management Office. All of her students were admitted to top 50 US Universities and Liberal Arts colleges.She is involved in Beijing’s literary community and serves as a design lead for the Spittoon literary collective’s magazine.
Rowena serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Anna Pope hails from small town central Texas, but has lived in various places around the world. She has Bachelors of the Arts in Spanish and in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. During university, she acted as Executive Director of a non-profit housing organization, spent a year abroad studying history and literature in Santiago, Chile, and was an officer and member of the University of Texas Sailing Team.
Previously, Anna had a short but fulfilling writing career as a news reporter, translator, and blogger before focusing her sights on education. She worked as a College Readiness Adviser for a large high school in Austin, Texas where she tutored and mentored disadvantaged students to ensure their acceptance into university. In January of 2016, she moved to Guangzhou to teach English to adults and ran numerous events to give English language learners a platform for practicing English in a more honest environment.
Anna serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling team and is based in Beijing.
Theo Carney grew up in Brooklyn, NY and attended Oberlin College. There he majored in Neuroscience and took advanced courses in creative writing and Chinese. As an Oberlin College Bonner Scholar, he combined his passion for Chinese language, education, and community service by co-founding a Chinese Club at an elementary school with classmates from Shanghai. After graduating, he won an Oberlin Shansi Fellowship, studied Chinese at Princeton in Beijing, and taught English to university students for two years at Shanxi Agricultural University (SXAU) in Taigu, Shanxi. Theo began his interest in college counseling by advising students at SXAU on application procedures and giving presentations about student life at colleges in the U.S. As a Shansi Fellow, Theo also received funds to study Mandarin and travel in Asia. He has spent time in exactly half of China’s 34 administrative divisions and has attended the world’s largest literary festival in Jaipur, India.
Theo serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Secondary School Placement
Rick has a BSFS in international economics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a MSc in international relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He also has a MSc. TESOL from Aston University, now a part of the University of Birmingham, and M.Ed in Curriculum Design and Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University where he was inducted into Phi Delta Kappa.
Rick joins Due West after working for a long time at Cardigan Mountain School where he served as Director of International Student Program and International Relations. Rick oversaw Cardigan’s international student placement, international fundraising, and international alumni and parent associations. During his years there, he also coached, taught several foreign languages, and served as a dorm parent. Prior to working at Cardigan, Rick was a foreign expert in Changchun, Jilin where he taught International Business and Multinational Corporation Management at the Changchun Tax College. He also taught at the Changchun Foreign Languages School. Rick worked in business before he became an educator. His children, Elizabeth and Joe, are attending college in the US. Mary, his wife, also lives in Beijing. Rick is fluent in several languages, including Chinese.
Rick serves as a Vice President on the Due West Secondary School Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Kate graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in both Communication and Spanish from Millikin University. As a student, she was actively involved in the MU athletics department as a varsity athlete and was a radio DJ on Millikin’s student run radio station. She earned her Masters of Science in Service Leadership and Innovation from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining Due West, Kate was an International Student Advisor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she advised international students on immigration and cultural adjustments issues. She also provided mentorship and leadership training to major student organizations at RIT.
Kate serves as a director on the Due West Secondary School Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Wenjing earned her Bachelor’s degree in law from Ningbo University and her Master’s degree in international law from Nanjing University School of Law. She has also passed the Chinese National Bar Exam. During her graduate studies, she spent a year at the John Hopkins University- Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American studies. While there, she coordinated summer educational programs for students from Emory University and Northeastern University studying abroad in China.
Prior to joining Due West, Wenjing interned at Fangben Law Firm, a leading law firm in Shanghai.
Wenjing serves as a Manager on the Due West Secondary School Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Jingzhe (Ginger) Lu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai. Ginger earned a Master Degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2016 and is a national certified counselor in the United State.
Prior to joining Due West, Ginger worked as a school counselor at Halethorpe Elementary School in Baltimore MD. and as a mental health counselor with teenagers having eating disorder at Center for Discovery in Fairfax, VA..
Ginger serves as a counselor on the Due West Secondary School Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Chloe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Wuhan University. At the same time, she took a dual degree in Finance. Then, she earned her Master of Science degree in Teaching English of Speakers of Other Languages from University of Pennsylvania. As an international student, she was elected as the Graduate Representative of the Campus Life and Community Committee, where she investigated the public primary schools in the community. Also, she taught ESL beginner level class in Nationalities Service Center.
Prior to joining Due West, Chloe worked as a college counselor, also a mentor, providing tailored guidance on extracurricular activities and essay writing for high school students.
Chloe serves as a counselor on the Due West Secondary School Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Monique Broussard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences and Psychology from Virginia Wesleyan College, certificates in Mediation Conflict Resolution and TESOL. As a student, she was a student ambassador, member of Psi Chi Society and played on the women’s soccer team. She is involved in the community and has coached girls soccer, tutored English and Spanish as well as chaired a parent education committee.
Prior to joining Due West, Broussard held previous positions as an Education Consultant, Admissions Officer and Academic Advisor over the past 10 years in the United States. She designed student success coaching systems for American higher education start-ups and finds joy with counseling students in academic planning, self-discovery, and strengths-based career guidance. Her professional interests focus on cognition, the behavior of success and academic motivation. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Monique serves as a counselor on the Due West Secondary School Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Will Berrey graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont with his Bachelors of Arts in both International Relations and Asian Studies and a focus on Chinese and Japanese language and culture. As a student, he was actively involved on the Rowing and Brazillian Jiujitsu club teams as well as culture and language clubs.
As a high school student, Will attended boarding school in Wisconsin, where he participated in athletics, theater, music, and a variety of other extracurricular activities. He has also studied Chinese for over 10 years and has lived in China three times, the first during a yearlong high school study abroad program with School Year Abroad (SYA) in Beijing.
Prior to joining Due West, Will was an International Admission Officer at the University of Rhode Island, where he was responsible for international student admissions. He was also responsible for managing and developing a worldwide education counselor network at URI.
Will serves as a counselor on the Due West Secondary School Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Rhianna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University. She also holds a CELTA teaching credential obtained through Cambridge University. She has teaching experience in the U.S., Sweden and Japan.
Prior to joining Due West, she spent four years on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, a Japanese government initiative to improve foreign language education and promote internationalization. As a JET participant, Rhianna served as an Event Manager, Regional Advisor, and Chairperson for various special interests groups including the Oita AJET Council and JETs of African Descent. During her tenure she also managed charity events that improved access to affordable education in Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India. She’s been described as a creative, fun-loving, and enthusiastic educator whose students consistently look forward to participating in her classes.
Rhianna serves as a Manager of English Program on the Due West English Education Team and is based in Beijing.
Jessica graduated from Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology where she obtained a major in English.
Prior to joining Due West, Jessica worked in Bangkok as Chinese Teacher Director and an educational company as Recruiting Specialist .
Jessica serves as Program Coordinator on the Due West Undergraduate Team and Academic Course Consultant on English Language Program and is based in Beijing.
Client Management Department
Mary Exton earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hunan Changsha University of Science & Technology. After graduation, she worked in the training center of SongLiao Water Resource and Electric Power Institute. In 1995, she moved to New Hampshire, US with her husband, and worked on the campus of Cardigan Mountain School. Mary obtained her Master of Education with the focus on Information Technology from Plymouth State University. She has taught Algebra, Computer Science and Mandarin Chinese language in the US high schools for 17 years, where she established the computer program and the Mandarin Chinese language program. She was selected as AP Computer Science Reader by College Board in 2008.
Mary is passionate in Global Education, project base learning.
She serves as a Parent Coordinator Director on the Due West Team and is based in Beijing.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the Affiliated College of People’s University of China. Post-graduation, she lived and worked in France for over five years. After that, she moved back to China and worked for several foreign companies.
Prior to joining Due West, Anna worked as the Office Coordinator and Home-Stay Coordinator for the Western Academy of Beijing. In her spare time, she organized for the Mountain Biking of Beijing (MOB) Club for 7 years and the Beijing Dragon Boaters for 11 years, and participated in various other sports clubs, as well as other community service endeavors.
Anna serves as a Parent Coordinator Manager on the Due West Parent Coordinator Team and is based in Beijing.
Lina earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and Hotel Management from Hebei Foreign Studies University. During her studies in college, she volunteered in the school’s international students center as the coordinator of admission office. and she also graduate as an outstanding graduate.
Prior to joining Duewest, Lina works in the Intercontinental Hotels Group as a guest service manager.
Lina serves as a Parent Coordinator Manager on the Due West Parent Coordinator Team and is based in Beijing.
Meijun studied in Sichuan Province. She graduated from Southwest University Nationalities Law School with her Bachelor of Arts in Law. Prior to joining Due West, she organized events/parties, taught oral English, and supported customers by helping them solve their problems in an English training school.
She has a wide-range of interests and likes to try different things.
May serves as a Parent Coordinator on the Due West Parent Coordinator Team and is based in Beijing.
Shane graduated from Hebei University of Science and Technology with a degree in English. She earned Test For English Major 8 certificate as well as TL9000 Internal Auditor certificate. She has rich work experience on coordination and project management.
Prior to joining Due West, she worked in global leading telecommunication service vendor Aicent, where she was in charge of translating, service quality assessment and analysis.
Shane serves as a Parent Coordinator on the Due West Parent Coordinator Team and is based in Beijing.
Nico gained her Master degree in Translating and Interpreting in RMIT University. For her bachelor degree, she learned English Education in Science& Technology University of Inner Mongolia and then transferred to Fayetteville State University (a part of the University of North Carolina system) to study English language and literature.
She gained the Teachers’ certificate and NAATI translation accreditation when she was at University. She was a volunteer tutor for English teaching and Chinese teaching. She ever be an exhibition interpreter for 2015 China Clothes and Textiles Expo in Melbourne.
Nico serves as a Parent Coordinator on the Due West Parent Coordinator Team and is based in Beijing.
Helen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language from Foreign Affairs University. She also studied the graduate programs in Beijing Normal University, major in Education Economics & Management.
Prior joining to Due West, she worked at a UK National Awarding Body for 8 years. After that she joined an Embassy in China as the Assistant to the Ambassador. She accumulated a wealth of administration experience in those roles. All these experience contributed to developing her strong background in education industry.
Helen serves as EA to CEO & Office Manager on the Due West Operation Team and is based in Beijing.
Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies with a focus on conservation and development from Carleton College. While in college, Charlotte volunteered as an environmental education teacher at a local elementary school and tutored middle school Spanish-speaking students in English. She has also taught English to preschool through 6th grade students at a rural school in northeastern Thailand. She is passionate about international relations and development and exploring cross-cultural experiences.
Prior to joining Due West, Charlotte worked at boutique market research and public relations agencies in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Charlotte serves as an Human Resources Manager on the Due West Operations Team and is based in Beijing.
Parida holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology from the China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing). In the University, she engaged in many environmental activities organized by the Roots & Shoots International Environmental organization.
Prior to joining Due West, Parida worked in KeyLogic consulting company, headquartered in Beijing, as a Customer Manager and Marketing Assistant. She was responsible for providing development solutions and programs to the company, as well as promoting the product’s brand and marketing plan.
Parida serves as a Marketing & Event Coordinator on the Due West Operations Team and is based in Beijing.
Frankie graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University where she obtained a major in Foreign Trade English.
Prior to joining Due West, she worked at an English training company as a teaching assistant to foreign language teachers and at an English publishing company as a receptionist and administrative assistant.
Frankie serves as an Administration Associate on the Due West Operations Team and is based in Beijing.
Rita graduated from Hebei Normal University of Science& Technology. Her major was English (normal). Rita holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Prior to joining Due West, she worked as an assistant in the International Exchange Center in her school dealing with foreigner students stuffs. After graduation, she worked as a consulting counselor in one education consulting company. She was responsible for sales and contracts, as well as brochures. All these experiences contributed to her professional service attitude.
Rita serves as an Admin Receptionist on the Due West Operation Team and is based in Beijing.
Wendy graduated from AnYang Institute of Technology where she obtained a major in Business English.
Prior to joining Due West, she worked at an English training company as a study counselor and at a Mandarin training school as a sales assistant.
Wendy serves as a Receptionist on the Due West Operations Team and is based in Beijing.
Emily is an expert in the field of study abroad; after all, she herself studied in Australia where she received her BA in 2011. Since graduating, Emily has devoted her entire career to working in the study abroad space. As a consultant, she has helped countless students successfully apply to universities in England, America, Australia, and Canada, and she prides herself on being helpful both during and after her students are accepted. To this day, she counts some former clients as her closest friends. To Emily, the most meaningful part of her work is in watching her students blossom after they move abroad, and keeping in touch with them as they grow.
Emily serves as Sales manager on the Due West Sales Team and is based in Beijing.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business English from Harbin University of Science and Technology.
Prior joining to Due West, she worked at the education company for more than six years, she has plenty of work experience, she works as English assistance, trainer and sales manager. All these experiences contributed to developing her strong background in the service industry.
Sarah serves as Sales manager on the Due West Sales Team and is based in Beijing.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and International Trade from Beijing International Studies University . She also holds Postgraduate Diploma in International Economic Law from University of International Business and Economics.
Prior joining to Due West, she worked at the Zurich Finance Service, AmerCable Incorporated as Executive Assistant to CEO and Commercial Contract Manager. In those roles, she responsible for business development and sales distribution management. All these experiences contributed to developing her strong background in the multinational business.
Julia serves as Sales Manager on the Due West Sales Team and is based in Beijing.
Jean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from School of Foreign Languages of Anhui University of Technology. Her second language is Japanese.
Prior joining to Due West, she has been experienced in overseas study service industry for many years. She worked in China Office of Bangor University, UK as Program Coordinator for many years, where she built and developed relationships with several “211” and “985” universities and higher education institutions such as Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Communication University of China (CUC), Tianjin Normal University (TNU), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) and Southwest University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) and top China overseas study agencies. She knows well for UK university application process and has sent a large quantity of students to UK for overseas study. Before that, she worked in one immigration company in Beijing and one sino-japan joint venture company separately for investment immigration services and international business.
Jean serves as Sales Associate on the Due West Sales Team and is based in Beijing.
Damon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science, minor accounting from University of California, San Diego.
Prior joining due west, he had a start-up company at San Diego, gained marketing, price set up, business development experiences.
Damon serves as Sales Assistant on Due West Sales team and is based in Beijing.
The Due West Council
The Due West Council also includes former admissions officers and directors from Ivy League and other prestigious institutions including: Harvard University, Columbia University, Tufts University, Barnard College and New York University. With decades of experience working in admissions, the Due West Council unlocks the secrets to university admissions, coaching our students throughout the application process.