The team at Ivy Talent Education consists of experienced education consultants and educators. Every team member is passionate about helping students develop new skills to succeed as well as gain admission to their dream schools.
Each consultant has a strong educational background and work experience related to international education and education consulting. All have worked with a large number of students advising them throughout the middle school / high school / college planning process as well as the application and admissions process for top schools and universities. The majority of the consulting team is multi-lingual, with 7+ languages spoken.
Lily is the Founder and President of Ivy Talent Education. Lily found her passion in the education field when she worked as an international student coordinator helping international students to adjust to school in the US in 2008.
Ivy Talent Education was initially founded as Lily’s independent education consulting practice. Over time, Lily has built her team to include many expert consultants focused on college, boarding high school, and junior boarding school planning and application for international students. Prior to founding Ivy Talent, Lily worked at several different private education companies in the US and China.
Lily holds an MBA with organizational leadership specialization and a BA in English. She is an IECA Professional Member and a member of NACAC. She has visited more than 300 secondary schools and universities over the past 10 years and has worked with more than 300 students for their applications to private schools and colleges in the United States and Canada.
College Department Lead Consultant
Wendy is the Head Consultant and Lead of the college counseling department at Ivy Talent Education and is an IECA Professional Member. She oversees all aspects of the college counseling process and works closely with the team of college planning and application consultants.
Wendy has a Graduate Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, a Master’s degree in English / TEFL, and a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has also visited more than 200 schools and universities across the United States.
Fiona holds a Master’s Degree in English Education from University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. While in graduate school, she was a writing coach for international graduate students focusing on academic essays and writing enrichment. At Ivy Talent Education, Fiona has gained rich experience guiding international students for their college applications and inspiring them with self-discovery through essays. As a result, she has successfully helped a large number of students gain admission acceptance and scholarships from prestigious colleges, including Ivy League schools.
Tammy holds a Master’s degree in School Counseling, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a certificate in Child and Family Mental Health and Wellness from Boston College. Tammy also holds certification as a School Counselor for grades K-12 and is a National Board Certified Counselor. Having previously worked in the US education system, Tammy is experienced in providing personalized guidance, support and assistance to students and families to meet their educational needs while focusing on meeting mental health needs of students.
Amanda received her Master’s in Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology and a certificate in Positive Youth Development from Boston College and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Smith College. Amanda has first-hand experience of going through international application processes. Previously, she was a Research Assistant at Tufts University Institute of Applied Research and Youth Development (IARYD), Counselor at a YMCA Youth Development Center, and a Representative of Smith College where she interviewed and met prospective students with admission officers in South Korea. She has extensive knowledge and experience in enhancing personal development & soft skills as well as promoting positive development.
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Before joining Ivy Talent, Erin worked at one of the top education consulting firms in the Boston area. She has over eight years of experience in secondary and higher education and helped more than 500 students from 20 different countries to find their dream school in the US and Canada.
Erin is an MBA Candidate at Babson College, concentrating on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She also holds a BA in English.
Greg holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Business from Northeastern University focused on new technology and service development. With backgrounds in STEM and business, at Ivy Talent Education, Greg is able to advise students who would like to pursue education or careers in these fields. He also works with students to help them develop their interview skills. More than 150 international students have benefited from his interview training and have been accepted by their schools of choice.
Elaine holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. With a STEM background, Elaine is able to advise students who would like to pursue education or careers in STEM fields. Prior to her time at Ivy Talent Education, Elaine worked as teaching assistant for the TOEFL and GRE tests at well-known education companies in China.
Jenny has more than five years of education industry experience as a classroom teacher as well as tutoring and training students at after school enrichment programs.
She enjoys communicating with students to help them explore their personal characteristics while providing educational guidance and planning. With her project management and education background, Jenny is also skilled at organizing and creating plans to improve students’ soft skills while providing powerful help during the school application process. She is committed to helping students plan for and apply to their dream schools.
Jenny is a candidate for the Graduate Certificate in College Counseling at UCLA. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Northeastern University and a BA in Chinese Literature.
Serena graduated from Hamilton College with a major in Chinese and minor in Public Policy. Previously, she worked in Beijing as an interviewer and operations associate for Vericant, a third-party interviewing agency for international students. She also worked as an English teacher on the English language platform VIPkid and has had a wealth of experience teaching and mentoring students.
Maggie holds a Master’s degree in English Translation and Interpreting and a Bachelor’s degree in English. Maggie has worked as a secondary school education consultant for 4 years and was previously a high school English teacher.
She understands her students very well and is always able to find their difficulties and help them improve. Maggie is familiar with the entire planning and application process and is good at inspiring students and helping them discover their potential.
Jessie is a U.S. education expert with over 8 years of professional experience in High School and College consulting for Chinese students looking to study abroad. Based in Beijing and frequently travelling overseas, Jessie has helped more than 300 Chinese students to enter their dream schools and universities.
It is Jessie’s aspiration to help each and every Ivy Talent family realize their academic goals and become the person they aspire to be.
April has more than 5 years of experience working as a US college planning and application consultant. She focuses on helping students with long-term planning and preparation for their college applications. April works with students from American high schools, private international high schools, and public high schools in China. She believes through continuous communication and professional planning students can discover their strengths to highlight their individuality and develop soft skills. April has a Bachelor’s degree in English.
Emma has worked in the field of college planning and undergraduate application consulting for 8 years for students targeting schools in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. She focuses on pre-application planning, summer programs, and school selection.
Emma is conscientious, patient, and is able to establish good relationships with both students and parents. Emma has a Bachelor’s degree in English.