“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 Team
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.
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.
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 Counseling 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 Associate Director on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Josh Gordon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also holds a Master of Philosophy in Anthropology from Yale University, where he advanced to PhD Candidacy. As a doctoral student Josh won a series of competitive fellowships – including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Boren Fellowship, a Blakemore Fellowship, and a Chiang Ching¬kuo Fellowship – and did ethnographic research in China and Myanmar. Josh has published articles for Oxford Analytica and in the Myanmar Times, and has given invited talks at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Carnegie-Tshinghua Center, and the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
Prior to joining Due West Josh worked in education consulting, in policy analysis and consulting, and taught sociology to US undergraduates studying abroad in Beijing.
Josh is a Strategy Consultant on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. While in college he served as a reading tutor to students in a low income school district, worked as an after school program leader at a grade school, and was a camp counselor for 3 summers.
Prior to joining Due West, Jason worked in admissions at several universities throughout the United States. After spending a number of years in Higher Education, Jason took time off to spend 4 months traveling throughout the United States, Europe, and China. He is passionate about Higher Education, with a specific interest in international exchange at the university level.
Jason serves as a Strategy Consultant on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based 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 Strategy Consultant on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Taylor graduated cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Within her major, she focused on the intersection of gender, race, and law in the United States. Taylor is passionate about research, writing, and storytelling: This passion has influenced her personal and professional trajectories. Her senior essay won Yale’s Steere Prize in Women’s Studies.
At Yale, Taylor played on and coached the women’s club water polo team, served as an administrative aide in her residential college (Branford College), volunteered with a local New Haven nonprofit, and interviewed prospective applicants as a Senior Interviewer with the Admissions Office. Taylor also studied abroad in Paris, France, where she pursued French fluency and first became interested in building cross-cultural connections and living outside of the United States.
After graduation, Taylor joined the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship and moved to a small village near Huangshan in Anhui Province. There, she was responsible for designing, building, and teaching a supplementary Oral English/American culture course to 115 Senior 1 and Senior 2 students at a local public high school. Taylor is thrilled to continue working with students on their applications and supporting them as they discover and delve into their academic passions at Due West.
Taylor serves as a Strategy Consultant 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.
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.
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.
Kristen graduated magna cum laude from Hainan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Exchange. In her senior year, she worked as an academic advisor for an international education company. As the student ambassador and athlete, she won multiple scholarships, worked, and conducted research for professors in the topic areas of economics, marine agriculture, and journalism.
Kristen holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Boston College, with a focus on international education policies and curriculum instruction. She holds a state Teacher’s License in secondary education in Massachusetts and worked as a public high school teacher and for the US college admissions counseling. During her time as a teacher, she helped students organize fundraising events, Asian club activities, and was the core faculty for the city’s foreign language curriculum framework upgrade.
Prior to joining Due West, Kristen was the program facilitator for one of the United States largest summer programs in Minnesota, where she was responsible for hundreds of students and over 30 faculty and staff. She has worked with several Charter and private schools in Brighton and Cambridge, MA, in educational administration.
Kristen is a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Chika holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia College of Columbia University. While studying at Columbia, she studied abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea and was awarded grants for her research in Korean literature and society. After graduation, she tutored and mentored high school students in New York City through the Harlem Children’s Zone organization. She moved on to become a strategist for an education technology company that focused on storytelling in the college admissions process. Her passion for building bridges across cultures through education has been a consistent theme in her career. Prior to joining Due West, she developed U.S. History curricula for Chinese students and has taught English as a Second Language to young Chinese learners. As an art lover, Chika spends her spare time visiting or planning art exhibits and experiences across Beijing.
Chika serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Ariel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and graduated magna cum laude from Smith College. During her undergraduate career, Ariel studied as a visiting student at Columbia University and the University of Oxford.
While at Smith, Ariel served as a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, advising students on all aspects of the study abroad process including finding the best fit program, financing and adapting to a foreign environment. Ariel served as the Co-Chair of the Asian Student Association at Smith College to promote Asian culture on campus and in the western Massachusetts area, and also worked under chemistry professor Dr. Kevin Shea to synthesize a novel anesthetic.
Outside of school, Ariel is an avid traveler and a food connoisseur and has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and the US.
Ariel serves as a Counselor on the Due West Undergraduate Admissions team and is based in Beijing.
Jenn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Colby College, where she graduated magna cum laude. Jenn was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in her senior year.
Jenn comes to Due West with extensive experience studying and living abroad. She attended a boarding school, Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts, for high school. During college, Jenn studied French language and culture at NYU’s Paris campus, and later studied British history and sociology at the University of Oxford in England, where she also served as a qualitative research assistant. While at Colby, Jenn served as a writing tutor at the Farham’s Writers Center, where she provided both international and American students with writing assistance. Over the course of three years, Jenn guided over a hundred students through every stage of the writing and revision process, from brainstorming to outlining to finalizing. Jenn also dedicated her time to mentoring and tutoring local middle school students. Jenn is looking forward to using her passion for mentorship and talents as a writing coach to help students achieve their goals.
Jenn serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling team and is based in Beijing.
Dane is from the town of Aspen, Colorado, where he was taught to ski within weeks of learning how to walk. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics with a focus on International Macroeconomic Policy from Carleton College. As an undergraduate, Dane also took many classes in Computer Science and Statistics, as well as spending a semester abroad studying at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Dane was also a four-year NCAA Division III football player at Carleton, and has long been passionate about pursuing excellence both in athletics and in academics.
Since graduating, Dane has lived and worked in Beijing, both as an undergraduate admissions counselor and a teacher of SAT Reading, SAT Writing, American Literature, and American History classes.
Dane serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling team and is based in Beijing.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and East Asian Studies from Vanderbilt University, as well as a Master of Education from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. While studying in Nashville, TN she was involved in several multi-cultural student groups and a founding member of the Vandy Undergraduate Chinese Association. As a graduate student she collaborated with Humphrey Fellows focused on Educational Administration.
Prior to joining Due West, Laura worked as a Senior Consultant for New Oriental in the US Undergraduate department.
Laura serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling team and is based in Beijing.
Shu grew up in China and New England region of United States. She attended high school in Fairfield and East Lyme, Connecticut and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Boston University Questrom School of Business. Her multi-cultural background allowed her to have a deep understanding of the impact cultural differences can have in young adults and be able to help them with the transition into American schools. During college, she served as an executive board member of Asian Studies Initiatives at Boston University, a student run academic club dedicated to Asian cultures and current events. Prior to coming to Due West, Shu worked as the executive assistant to the president at an education consultancy in Shanghai, where she coached students writing in addition to serving and coordinating for the clients. Shu has a passion for education, and she is excited about bringing both her personal and professional experience to Due West students to help them achieve their best potential.
Shu serves as a Counselor on Due West College Counseling team and is based in Beijing.
Wenjing holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sichuan Normal University. She also holds two Master of Education degrees: one in Applied Linguistics from Sichuan University and another in Higher Education from Harvard University.
Prior to joining Due West, Wenjing held teaching and administrative positions at Chinese and American universities, including Sichuan University, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Boston University.
Wenjing serves as a Counselor on Due West College Counseling Team and is based in New Hampshire.
Secondary Counseling Team
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 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 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 Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
Ginger 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 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 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 Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.
English Language Program
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 on the Due West English Language Team and is based in Beijing.
Parent Coordination Team
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 Director on the Due West Parent Coordination 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 Manager on the Due West Parent Coordination 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 Coordination 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 and Event Coordinator on the Due West Marketing Team and is based in Beijing.
Course Consultant Team
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 a Manager on the Due West Course Consultant 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 a Manager on the Due West Course Consultant 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 a Associate on the Due West Course Consultant 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 a Head, Office of the CEO on the Due West Operation 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 Executive Assistant to the CEO 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 a Human Resources Manager 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.
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.