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2013 McDonald's Education Workshop
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 9:30am - 4:00pm @ Culture Center of TECRO
10:00 a.m. Exploring College Admissions Process
Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions Office, Johns Hopkins University
Christopher Doyle is the Senior Associate Director of Admissions, and member of the senior management team in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Johns Hopkins University. Over the past eight years Mr. Doyle has served on numerous state and national committees, and held leadership roles with the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling (NYSACAC), and served as a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Association of American College Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO), as well as the College Board. During his career as an Admissions Officer, Mr. Doyle has worked with students and families from across the United States, and overseas. Working directly with secondary school leaders, school counselors, junior colleges, and community based organizations to support their work helping students navigate the evolving landscape of higher education is something Mr. Doyle has a passion for.
Senior Admission Counselor, Office of Undergraduate Admission, University of Virginia
Jason Puryear is a Senior Admission Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Virginia. A native Virginian, he chose to stay close to home to attend college and chose the University of Virginia as his top choice. After graduating from UVA in 2009 with a B.A. in History, he began working within the admission office as a member of the Outreach Office. The Outreach team is a dedicated cohort of admission deans that works with underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college students throughout the college search, admission and selection process. Their work includes not only recruiting students to the University of Virginia, but also working with college access groups, alumni organizations and community partners in order to promote the benefits of higher education to as broad of an audience as possible. Entering into his fifth year with the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Jason is also working on completing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education within the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, which he expects to complete in May of 2014.
10:50 a.m. Yul Kwon Revealed: Facing Fears, Building a Career, and Establishing Leadership
Winner of Survivor: Cook Islands
Yul has enjoyed a diverse career across technology, business, law, public policy, and media. His work on television includes hosting America Revealed on PBS, anchoring LinkAsia on KCETLink, working as a special correspondent for CNN, and becoming the first Asian American to win the CBS reality show, Survivor. In the private sector, Yul has held positions at Facebook (where he is currently the Head of Privacy Program), Google, McKinsey & Company, Venture Law Group, and Wiltshire & Grannis. In the public sector, Yul's government experience includes serving as Deputy Chief of the FCC's Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, an adjunct instructor at the FBI Academy, a legislative counsel in the U.S Senate, and a judicial clerk on the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Yul is active in a wide range of charities, particularly those seeking to increase the number of Asian American bone marrow donors. He is a co-founder of the Council of Korean Americans and sits on the advisory boards of the Asian American Justice Center and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.
Yul has been profiled in VIBE Magazine's annual Juice issue of people with power, People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He received his B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal.
11:25 a.m. How to Maximize College Financial Aid
President & CEO, AGM College Planning, LLC
- President/CEO, AGM College Planning, LLC, Annandale, VA, (Head office) and locations at 6 other major cities
- College Financial Aid Columnist for The Korea Times Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA
- College Financial Aid Columnist for The Korea Daily Newspaper, Chicago, IL
- College Financial Aid Columnist for The Korea Daily Newspaper, Atlanta, GA
- College Financial Aid Columnist for The Korea Daily Newspaper and The Korea Times Newspaper, Washington, D.C.
- College Financial Aid Columnist for The Entertainment Weekly Newspaper, Washington, D.C.
- College Financial Aid Columnist for The Phila Times, Philadelphia, PA
- Keynote Speaker for College Financial Aid for Chinese College Fair (2012)
- College Financial Aid Columnist for The Korea Post, Las Vegas, NV
- President/Datatron Int’l Corporation, Silver Spring, MD
- Co-founder/ H&R CPA, LLC, Rockville, MD
- Financial Planner/Registered Representative
- Former Nat’l Vice President/Wachovia Bank, U.S.A.
- Former Regional Manager, Mass Mutual Financial Group, U.S.A.
- Former Regional Manager/Provident Bank, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
- Former Nat’l Vice President/First Union Nat’l Bank, U.S.A.
- The George Washington University (MIS) Master of Science
- Korea University, Bachelor of Science
11:50 a.m. Community Recognition
Commissioner, Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American
Humberto Ho, P.E. was appointed Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Commissioner of Maryland on September 2011. As a Commissioner, his role is to bring together various organizations through events such as the Business Roundtable and Conference.
Mr. Ho is also very active in the community. He believes that only by bringing our community together, will we forge a unified force to make our minority voice heard. As part of the Advisory Board of International Leadership Foundation, Mr. Ho continues to carry this message forward to the young leaders of next generation about the importance of Community involvement.
Professionally, Mr. Ho is a licensed Civil Engineer. He secured his B.S. degree from University of Maryland College Park and M.S. degree from University of Illinois. Mr. Ho is the third generation Builder Developer from Macau, China. He is the managing member of Ho Brothers Development and HOB Homes.
12:10 p.m. Luncheon: How to Avoid the 3 Deadliest Mistakes in Applying for College Financial Aid (This session is in Mandarin Chinese)
Financial Planner, Mastermind College FinAid & Tax Planning Group
- 著名工科大學畢業、1991 留學生、1996 研究生院畢業
- 1996 紮根加州矽谷灣區
02:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: How to Pave a Way to a Successful College Career
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
B.A.: Yale University, M.A.: Johns Hopkins University
John Cheng received an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics with a specialization in Economic Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2013. He graduated from Yale University in 2011, double majoring in Economics and International Studies. At Yale, he served as Director of the Roosevelt Institute Center on International Development, a student think tank that works with governments and NGOs on projects in the field of international development. He also co-founded and served as Executive Director of a student organization that assists disadvantaged entrepreneurs in New Haven and worked as a graphic designer at the Yale School of Music. John currently serves as a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and will be heading to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for his first overseas tour in September 2014. In his spare time, John Cheng enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, coffee making, Taiwanese and Italian cinema, graphic design, cycling, and ping pong.
Economic Research Assistant, U.S. Federal Government
B.A.: Johns Hopkins University, M.A.: Johns Hopkins University
Conor Foley attended Johns Hopkins University, participating in its 5 year BA/MA program for International Studies. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2011, majoring in International Studies and East Asian Studies, followed in 2012 by a master in International Affairs and International Economics with specializations in China Studies, Quantitative Methods and Finance. While in school, he took on a variety of jobs and internships, including at the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Department of Commerce, and the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House. These positions all allowed him to gain hands-on experience in economic policy analysis and economic research, dealing with issues from the 2011 Japan earthquake to the ongoing US oil and gas boom. Currently, he works for the federal government as an economic research assistant, where he analyzes commodity price movements, US trade patterns, and the relationship between oil prices and US GDP. When he isn’t working, Conor enjoys cycling, basketball, cooking and has recently been convinced to try yoga.
Asia Policy Advisor, British Embassy in Washington DC
B.A.: University of California, Berkeley, M.A.: Johns Hopkins University
Shelley Su is the Asia Policy Advisor at the British Embassy in Washington. Previously, she has performed research for the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission and the National Defense University. She has held internships at the US State Department, at think tanks the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Atlantic Council, and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan. She received her MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and her BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance Analyst, The World Bank Group
B.A.: Stanford University, M.A.: Columbia University
Hannah Yi graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with a major in International Relations and minors in Economics and Art History. Ms. Yi also holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs where she studied International Finance and Economic Policy. Currently, she works at the World Bank as a Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Analyst. Prior to the World Bank, she has worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and at the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. Ms. Yi enjoys traveling, learning languages, and hopes to be living in another country in the next five years.
03:00 p.m. How to Write an Effective Application Essay
Tsering Jan van der Kujip
Public Health Research Associate, Natural Resources Defense Council
B.A.: Harvard University
Tsering Jan van der Kuijp graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with a major in Government and a secondary field in Environmental Science and Policy as well as a Mandarin Chinese language citation. During his time in college, he was local director of LIFT-Cambridge, a non-profit that specializes in providing direct social services to homeless and low-income residents. Among other activities, he considers his experiences advocating and working at LIFT to be the best learning opportunity Harvard could ever provide. After graduation, Jan received a U.S. Fulbright Grant to conduct pollution and risk assessment research in Nanjing, China, where he was finally able to apply his academic studies to the field and publish in several scientific journals. He currently works in Washington DC as a Public Health Research Associate at Natural Resources Defense Council. During his spare time, he enjoys basketball, breakdancing, reading nonfiction works, SCUBA diving, and daydreaming.
03:25 p.m. Strategies to Conquer SAT/ACT
Ned Johnson is the president, founder and tutor-geek of PrepMatters, a leader in standardized test preparation and academic tutoring in the Washington metropolitan area. For more than a decade, Mr. Johnson has been a valued resource in the field of test preparation, anxiety management, college counseling and student performance. Logging in excess of 30,000 hours of tutoring, Mr. Johnson has extensive experience working with students of all ages and abilities in preparation for the SAT, SAT II, PSAT, SSAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, Miller Analogies, and FBI exam, as well as academic instruction in physics, mathematics through calculus, English and writing. He routinely takes the SAT, ACT, GMAT and other tests to maintain his familiarity with what students actually experience.
Considered to be the most sought-after instructor in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Mr. Johnson has served area students as well as clients who have traveled from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, the New England states, Wisconsin, England and Belgium to seek his services. His expertise has also been featured in US News & World Report, NPR, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today and Newsweek.