Bio


I thrive in diverse, academic settings that allow me to utilize my strengths in synthesizing information, program planning, and educational technology.

Student services may not be the first career domain that comes to mind for someone with an academic background in the physical sciences. Yet it was my decision to attend graduate school in chemistry that led me to discover my passion for graduate student development and program administration in higher education. I view my scientific training as an asset that has enabled me to approach administrative challenges in new ways and to communicate effectively with students and faculty in technical fields.

Honors & Awards


  • Summer Professional Development Institute Fellow, NAGAP - The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management (July 2016)

Education & Certifications


  • M.S., Stanford University, Chemistry (2012)
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, Chemistry, Music (2010)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work


  • Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) Program, Stanford University (September 2015 - Present)

    Founded in 1993, the Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) Program matches Asian American sophomore students with Asian American faculty, staff and alumni for one-on-one mentoring experiences. AIM seeks to provide these students with mentors who are sensitive to cultural differences that may affect a student’s experience and success at Stanford. AIM also seeks to provide faculty, staff and alumni with a means of interacting with undergraduates in a meaningful way.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

Work Experience


  • Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, Stanford University (July 2015 - January 2017)

    In the Department of Electrical Engineering, I managed the review of graduate applications by faculty and student readers, the communication of admission and fellowship decisions to applicants, and recruitment and orientation programs for incoming graduate students. I worked closely with the Associate Chair of Admissions and the Director of Student & Academic Services on an ongoing basis to assess department policies and processes regarding admissions. I supervised and worked collaboratively with the Graduate Admissions Specialist to manage the entire admissions operation for the department.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Graduate Admissions Specialist & Student Life Coordinator, Stanford University (May 2012 - June 2015)

    In this student-facing role, I provided valuable assistance to applicants seeking admission to the Department of Electrical Engineering while optimizing the behind-the-scenes workflow to process 2000 applications per year. Concurrently, I oversaw initiatives to improve student life in the department through community-building events and advocacy for student-led organizations. My impact on the applicant and student experience in this dual role was enhanced by my firsthand experience as a graduate student in a STEM department at Stanford.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Co-Chair, CLASS Academy Planning Committee (2017 - Present)
  • Meeting Coordinator, Student Services Networking Group (2016 - Present)
  • Assessment Coordinator, Graduate Student Services (GSS) Forum Planning Committee (2016 - 2016)
  • Workshop Coordinator, CLASS Academy Planning Committee (2015 - 2015)
  • Member, The Leader in Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) (2012 - Present)

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