The Populus Academy Team

Get to Know Us

首席综合导师|创始人

Katherine Yang

COLLEGE COUNSELOR | FOUNDER

M.S. | Education Entrepreneurship I University of Pennsylvania 

MEd | Educational Psychology | University of Virginia

A Member of NACAC 

A Member of NAFSA

8 years of counseling experience 

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Issy Sun

COLLEGE COUNSELOR

MPA | Public Policy | University of Wisconsin-Madison

LLM | University of Wisconsin-Madison

LLB | East China University of Political Science and Law

Experienced Diamond Challenge Coach

7 years of counseling experience 

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Huan Yang

Essay Consultant 

M.S. | Education Entrepreneurship I University of Pennsylvania 

Vice President of NAFSA

Teacher at UPenn ISSS

Founder of Penn China Education Summit

Penn Alumni Interviewer 

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Jared Chris

Essay Consultant 

PhD Student | Harvard University

MA | Chinese History and Philosophy | Harvard University
BA | Carleton College 

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Daniel Mao

Academic Counselor (STEM/Business)

MBA | Georgetown University 

BS | Biomedical Engineering | Tsinghua University 

CFA

WGHS Coach

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Elie Goldman

Essay Consultant

M.S. | Education Entrepreneurship I University of Pennsylvania 

BA | Emory University

A Member of Teach for America

Teacher and Director of Internships at Washington Leadership Academy Public Charter School

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Philip Pan

Business Competition Coach 

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Victor Russo

Experienced Writing Coach and All Subjects Tutor 

M.S. | Education Entrepreneurship I University of Pennsylvania

BA | College of William & Mary

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Candy Tang

Experienced College Counselor and Business Competition Coach 

Cornell University

8 years of experience in college counseling, teaching and essay editing

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Peggy Yang

Experienced STEM Tutor

Student | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Former USACO Gold Division Competitor

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Will Conly-Dwyer

Experienced Writing Coach and Essay Consultant

M.S. | University of Pennsylvania

B.A. | Temple University

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Sydney Moss

Experienced Writing Coach and Essay Consultant

Harvard University

University of California Berkeley