Dr. Yuhsien Wu
Dr. Wu is the co-founder of Veritas Education, Chair of Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (H4A) – DC Chapter, and Board of Director, H4A serving Harvard alums globally. She obtained a master's degree in education with a concentration in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Missouri (with a minor in Psychology).
Dr. Wu is an expert in student motivation and serves as a mentor to students globally, including Harvard College students. She designs classes focusing on self-growth to help students enhance their deep thinking, leadership, cultural, and communication skills. Her research interests are interpersonal in nature and include mentoring, cultural differences, communication, social skills, and emotional intelligence. As a speaker, she has been invited to discuss global competence, international education, mental wellness, and race relations in America.
Ed.M., Harvard University
Ph.D., in Business, University of Missouri
Member of IECA
Board of Direct, Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (H4A)
Richard Y. Wang
Richard is an expert in education. His interdisciplinary experience allows him to develop a comprehensive analytical method to formulate effective developmental and college application plans for our students.
With over 15 years of experience in business management and computing technology at a global consulting firm and a top financial institution, Richard has cultivated countless young adults and helped them reach their academic and professional goals. As the co-founder of BranchOut!, he also leads and grows this youth community engagement program by working with global law firms, financial institutions, local government, school district management teams, and members of the U.S Congress.
Richard also serves on the committee of:
Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC), Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Advanced Academic Program Advocacy Committee (AAPAC), Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Education Certificate Program, Harvard University
M.Ed. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., University of Maryland
Board of Director, TCFA
As someone who values deep and well-rounded thinking, Jonathan aims to promote holistic education in more families. Because of his passion for education, he has coached high school students, recent graduates, and junior staff members in developing both their soft and hard skills.
In addition to being a mentor, Jonathan has served as a leader in top financial institutions in New York and the Washington D.C. area. Through his work as a finance professional and tech entrepreneur, he has gained in-depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed in life as well as in one's career, especially in the financial and technology industries.
He looks forward to bringing his experience and expertise to the Veritas Education team and helping more students reach their academic and career goals.
M.S., Stanford University
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China
Ph.D. ABD, University of Washington
M.S., London School of Economics
Mr. Allen brings more than 20 years of education and senior management experience to the team. He has designed courses and taught at all levels from pre-school to university doctoral seminars. Mr. Allen has three children and knows how to connect with teenagers with the goal to guide them towards young adulthood. He knows both the public and private high school systems well and has been an effective college advisor for many years.
Ed.M., Harvard University
B.S., Boston University
Ms. Myers obtained a master's degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and received her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Boston University. As one of our senior college advisors, she knows how to bring out the best in each student. Ms. Myers enjoys helping students improve their reading, writing, leadership, and deep thinking skills. Through her experience as a researcher, teacher, and mentor, she is able to make learning enjoyable and accessible and has been a positive influence on many of our students.
M.A.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
B.Eng., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Ms. Liu brings extensive experience in education consulting with a focus on high school planning and college counseling to the team. Before entering the education field, she started her early career as an engineer. Ms. Liu wants to make a difference in the world and believes that education is the most powerful tool to do that. It is this strong passion that has driven her to help students achieve their own goals. Ms. Liu is a results-oriented professional with the highest integrity and is able to develop clear strategies to achieve outstanding results.
M.A., Central European University
B.A., Virginia Tech
Mr. Bensing brings English and history teaching experiences from 1st grade to university-level to the Veritas Education team. He works with students and teachers to promote deep thinking ability, cross-cultural communication, and a lifelong love of learning. His experiences studying and working in the US, Europe, and Asia have made him passionate about promoting clear and respectful communication with others, especially in writing. Mr. Bensing served as an editor for the book, Discover your Parenting Style. Outside of work, Mr. Bensing can be found fencing and has about 12 years’ experience in this modern sport.
Ph.D., American University
M.A., Florida State University
B.A., Florida State University
Dr. Elganzoury was born in Ontario, Canada, but grew up in the U.S. She has accumulated a variety of rich experiences teaching at both the high school and college levels and further enriched her experience teaching in NYC, Washington DC, as well as outside the U.S. Such experience has given her an understanding of the school systems in various regions both in and outside the country as well as greater insight in the needs of students coming from diverse backgrounds. She has been published numerous times and presented in social science fields at a variety of academic conferences. She is also an award-winning researcher and has received certification in research methodology through multiple programs. Outside of work, Dr. Elganzoury loves trivia, planning trips, and kayaking.
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mr. Liu obtained a master's degree in Education from University of Pennsylvania and received his bachelor's degree in Communication from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a passionate educator, Mr. Liu has an abundance of experience working with students; his strong communication skills enable him to advise students effectively and efficiently. In addition, having lived and studied in many different countries, Mr. Liu has developed a unique understanding of international education and is committed to using his knowledge and positive energy to support his students.
M.S., American University
B.A., Michigan State University
Mr. Zhao obtained a master's degree in Organization Development from American University and a bachelor's degree in Economics from Michigan State University. He started his career as a senior program analyst in the intellectual property field. Influenced by his mother, who holds a position as a vice-principal, Mr. Zhao understands the important of education in an individual's success. With his positive energy, Mr. Zhao is eager to support students in achieving their full potential and becoming the person that they aspired to be.
M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop, University of Iowa
B.A., John Carroll University
Ms. Fasick has over 25 years of teaching experience with students from 5 to 85. Most recently, she was the Director of Studies at Laurel School, where she also taught Upper School English and worked closely with College Guidance. Angela has deep experience partnering with families as they navigate the path through secondary school and on to college. She takes great satisfaction in helping students to achieve their potential and to write their own stories. Every day, she is amazed and heartened by the energy, resiliency, and commitment she sees in her current students, and she believes whole-heartedly in their power to make the world a better place.
M.A. Ed., University of Southern California
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Prior to entering the college admissions field, Lori taught history, government, and English. As an advisor and essay specialist, Lori helps high school students plan for their applications and write authentic, revelatory application essays. With over a decade of editing and writing experience, she walks students through the entire essay writing process, from brainstorming ideas to perfecting a final draft. Fully committed to developing deep thinkers and strong, memorable essays, Lori labors to ensure this important part of the student’s application strengthens his/her complete portfolio.
PhD. ABD, George Mason University; M.A., George Washington University
B.S., US Naval Academy
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership, Harvard University
Ms. Laurie graduated from the US Naval Academy and served in the United States Navy with a STEM and Humanity double major. She later became a high school mathematics teacher, district mathematics coach, and high school principal. Laurie completed her PhD coursework in Mathematics Education Leadership at George Mason University where she was a Dean's Scholar and was trained as a researcher at Harvard University. Ms. Laurie's wealth of experience in teaching, admissions, counseling, and scholarship make her a unique education leader. She has 3 grown children and they have all gone to their first choice of colleges.
B.A., Portland State University
As an instructor, Ms. Rhoden works with students to improve their ability to express themselves - through writing, speaking or otherwise. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Chinese Language and a minor in Arabic. As a mom and someone interested in cross-cultural education, Jade has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in teaching and cross-cultural exchange, which gives her a unique perspective on the American education system and childhood development. She is passionate about helping students grow into effective learners and well-rounded adults.
Ed.M., George Mason University
Ms. Li is committed to student success within and beyond the classroom setting. She obtained a master’s degree in School Counseling from George Mason University and has experience working in both public and private school settings. Ms. Li has a wealth of knowledge in college advising, application coaching, personal growth, and professional development. With over six years of experience in developing and implementing comprehensive college coaching and advisory systems at Veritas Education, she is eager to create strategic partnerships in the community to provide even more services and resources to serve our students and families.
M.A., University of Virginia
Ms. Kirsten is an accomplished teacher with many years of English instruction experience at private schools in the greater Washington D.C. area, and she is currently a certified Virginia Catholic Education Association teacher. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Virginia before teaching English at both the university and high school / middle school levels. In class, she values participation and does her best to encourage it in all of her students. For her, this means making class interesting and providing a space where students feel comfortable expressing themselves. Her goal is to get students to independently engage with the material and build learning skills that will help them in her class, as well as other classes they take in the future.
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Dr. Xu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Xu’s research focuses on the frontier of modern treatment planning in radiation oncology, and her work has been published in top-tier medical journals. Dr. Xu is also not a passionate doctor, but also a passionate mentor. Throughout the years Dr. Xu has coached a number of M.D./Ph.D. graduates and medical undergraduates to become qualified physicists.
Dr. Waverly Ding
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Associate Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Former Assistant Professor at Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley
Dr. Michael Dutch
Ph.D. University of Houston
Professor of Management, Guilford College
Dr. Xiumin Martin
Ph.D. University of Missouri
Professor of Accounting, Washington University in St. Louis