Mentors
We have an amazing group of mentors comprised of motivated college students who are either currently enrolled in or have graduated from the nation’s top ranked universities. They are very familiar with the college application process and are well-equipped to guide high schoolers in their journey to college. 
If you are a current college student or graduate, and would like to give back to the community, please sign up to be a mentor.
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Rachit Kataria

  • Software Engineer @ Facebook

  • Interned at Apple, Facebook, Shape Security, Blend

  • BS and MS from USC, Class of 2019 - Trustee (Full Tuition) Scholar and Viterbi Undergraduate Fellow

  • Lynbrook High School Alumni, Class of 2015

  • Focus areas: Course selection, Extracurriculars, College decisions, Major selections, College Info, Resume review

Rachit is currently a Software Engineer at Facebook, where he is helping to build the future of e-commerce for the platform’s 3B+ users. He graduated from USC in 2019, where he received his B.S and M.S. in Computer Science with summa cum laude. Throughout his college career, Rachit has applied his skills over a number of internships across the country, at both Big Tech and startups. He is passionate about bringing entrepreneurial and technical communities together and has organized weekly coding get-togethers, university-wide career fairs, and founder roundtables. Outside of work, he loves reading, cooking, and working out.

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Sidney Li

  • Management Consultant @ McKinsey

  • Harvard University, A.B. cum laude in Social Studies (Philosophy), Class of 2019

  • Lynbrook High School Alumni, Class of 2015

  • Focus areas: Extracurriculars, College decisions, Major selections, College Info, College Info, Scholarship/Financial Aid

Sidney is a management consultant at McKinsey, where he advises corporations, governments, and non-profits on strategic and operational improvements. He recently graduated from Harvard with an A.B. cum laude in Social Studies (Philosophy). During college, he organized domestic and overseas Model United Nations conferences with the Harvard International Relations Council while focusing on research in practical ethics. Sidney is an avid reader and hiker.

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Victor Chen

  • Security Engineer @ Nuro

  • Interned at Google, Snap, SAP

  • BS and MS in Computer Science from UCSD, Class of 2019

  • Lynbrook High School Alumni, Class of 2015

  • Focus areas: Course selection, Extracurriculars, College decisions, Major selections, College Info, Resume review, Interview Prep

Victor is currently a Security Engineer at Nuro working on all things security - designing security protocols, authentication and authorization flows, and working on infrastructure and product security. Previously he was a Software Engineer at Quora working on infrastructure security and dev environments, and has had internship experience at Google, Snap Inc., and SAP. Victor graduated from UCSD with a B.S and M.S in Computer Science in 2019, and enjoys playing board games, video games, and trying new food places in his free time.

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Raghav Batra

  • Freshman,  Computer Science from Santa Clara University, Class of 2024

  • Lynbrook High School Alumni, Class of 2020

Raghav is an incoming freshman at Santa Clara University majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. Currently, he tutors high school students in math and physics. In high school, he was in Link Crew, an organization which introduces freshmen to the high school environment by engaging them in numerous activities. He was involved in Homecoming, where he performed in dances. In his free time, he likes to play football, basketball, video games, and spend time with friends.

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Anjan Bhardwaj

  • Freshman,  Computer Science from UC Berkeley, Class of 2024

  • Interned at bioinformatics lab

  • Cupertino High School Alumni, Class of 2020

  • Focus areas: Course selection, College decisions, Major selections, College Info, Resume review

Anjan recently graduated from Cupertino High School and is currently a freshman at UC Berkeley, where he is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Throughout high school, he was actively involved in his school's CS and business clubs, where he taught the foundations of programming to students and helped organize hackathons, tech talks, and business tours. He is interested in the intersection of computer science and biology, and has been interning at a bioinformatics lab over the past few summers to help develop statistical tools for regenerative medicine. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, practicing the saxophone, and playing video games.

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Rahul Iyer

  • Wealth Management Technology Analyst @ UBS

  • BS in Economics & Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University - Class of 2019

  • Lynbrook High School Alumni, Class of 2015

  • Focus areas: Course Selection, College Info

Rahul is currently a Wealth Management Technology Analyst at UBS, where he deals with the firm's regulatory response in addition to mitigating the firm's technological risk. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2019, with a B.S. in Economics & Statistics, and a minor in Global Systems & Management. During college, he interned at various companies in the financial technology space. Outside of work, he loves baseball, hiking, and poker.

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Devanshi Tomar

  • Freshman at University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Double Major: B.S. in Psychological and Brain Sciences, B.A. in Anthropology with a Biological Emphasis

  • Westview High School Alumni, Class of 2020

  • Focus areas: Course selection, Extracurriculars, Essay review, College decisions, Major selection, College Info, Interview Preparation

Devanshi is an incoming freshman at UC Santa Barbara, where she is double-majoring in Psychological & Brain Sciences, B.S. and Anthropology with a Biological Emphasis, B.A. Her simultaneous interest in STEM and the humanities has culminated into an ambition to pursue medicine and public health as a career. In high school, Devanshi was the Editor-in-Chief of her high school's newspaper and the president of the mock trial team, both in which she has received numerous team and individual awards. She was also the head of an Honors English mentorship program, where she tutored 9th and 10th graders in writing and analysis. In her free time, Devanshi enjoys reading, knitting, watching basketball, and writing poetry.

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Aaina Aroda

  • Interned as Financial Analyst @ Nokia

  • Manages her nonprofit, inAtalent

  • BS, Business and Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Class of 2022

  • King's Academy Alumni, Class of 2018

  • Focus areas: Course selection, Extracurriculars, Essay review, College Info, Resume review, Interview Preparation

Aaina is a rising junior studying Business and Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently on the dean's list. This summer, she interned as a Financial Analyst at Nokia, as well as managing her 4 year old nonprofit, inAtalent. Previously, she interned at Nokia for Data Analytics. Aside from that, she is an avid kathak dancer with 15 years of experience, as well as a state debate champion. Some of her offline passions include writing, painting, and volunteering.

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Aishwarya Atmakuri

  • Sophomore at UCLA; majoring in molecular, cellular, developmental biology and minoring in global health; research experience in cancer biology and public health

  • Lynbrook High School, Class of 2019

  • Focus areas: Course selection, Extracurriculars, SAT/ACT advice, Essay review, College decision, Major selection, College Info

Aishwarya is a pre-medical undergraduate student at UCLA, where she is majoring in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and minoring in global health. In college, she's involved in cancer biology research on cell fate mechanisms and public health research on endocrine disrupting compounds in pregnancy and child health outcomes. She's an active member of an international health organization, the Undergraduate Science Journal at UCLA, a peer mental health counseling program, and a health care improvement team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places and experimenting in the kitchen.

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William Wang

  • Software Engineer @ Slack

  • Interned at Salesforce, GE Digital, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • BS and MS in Computer Science, USC, Class of 2019

  • Leland High School, Class of 2015

William is currently a Software Engineer at Slack, where he is building enterprise software to make people's working lives simpler, pleasant, and more productive. He graduated from USC in Fall 2019 with his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science. He has previously worked at Salesforce, GE Digital, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Throughout college, William has built technology fellowship programs, organized AR/VR conventions, and helped create an entrepreneurship community on campus. Outside of work, he loves swimming, hiking, and reading.

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Aniruddh Bhardwaj

  • Software Engineer @ Clumio

  • Interned at Google, Facebook, and startups

  • BS and MS in Computer Science, USC, Class of 2019

  • Cupertino High School, Class of 2015

Aniruddh is currently a Software Engineer at Clumio, a Series C startup that is developing a cloud-native data-backup-and-mgmt-as-a-service. He recently graduated from USC in 2019 with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science. In college, he interned at companies like Google and Facebook, as well as smaller sized startups, furthering his computer science skills and entrepreneurial drive. He also helped lead technology consulting organizations at USC, conducted undergraduate research, and more. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, hiking, and playing the saxophone.

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Ysabel Li

  • Sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University - Class of 2023

  • BS in Chemistry/Biological Chemistry, Minor in Statistics, Pre-medicine

  • Lynbrook High School - Class of 2019

  • Focus areas: Course Selection, SAT/ACT Advice, Essay review, College decisions, Info about college, Resume review

Ysabel is a pre-medicine student at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Chemistry/Biological Chemistry and minoring in Statistics. Her interest in medicine stemmed from conducting scientific research in biology and chemistry, as well as volunteering at local hospitals. On campus, Ysabel is involved in the Emergency Medical Services organization, training to receive her EMT license and providing 24/7 pre-hospital care to the campus community. During her free time, she enjoys rowing with her university crew team, traveling, and snowboarding.

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Akshat Agrawal

  • Product Manager @ Google

  • BS in Computer Science from Penn Engineering and a BS in Economics from Wharton, Class of 2018

  • Lynbrook High School Alumni, Class of 2014

  • Focus areas: College Info, Resume review

Akshat is a Product Manager at Google where he is building the future of interactive entertainment with Google Stadia. He graduated summa cum laude from Penn in 2018 with a B.S. Computer Science from Penn Engineering and a B.S. Economics from Wharton. Outside of work, his favorite pastimes are reading and cooking.

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Mark Edmund Xin

  • BS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, Class of 2024

  • Lynbrook High School Alumni, Class of 2020

  • COSMOS at University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Focus areas: Course Selection, SAT/ACT Advice, College decisions, Major selections, College  Info

Edmund has recently graduated from Lynbrook High School and is currently enrolled at Georgia Tech pursuing a BS in Computer Science. During high school, he was involved with activities in the computer science field, like going to hackathons and attending COSMOS in the machine learning cluster. He also participated in Lynbrook SMYLE where high students taught elementary school kids fundamentals to programming using the Scratch programming language. Currently, Edmund is working for a student run startup called Project Beck building a mobile application addressing mental health using React Native. In his freetime, Edmund likes photography, mountain biking, and snowboarding.

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Jessica Peng

  • Software Engineering Intern @ Apple

  • BS in Computer Science, Columbia University, Class of 2022

  • Lynbrook High School, Class of 2018

  • Focus areas: Course selection, Extracurriculars, College decisions, Major selections, College Info, Resume review

Jessica Peng is currently studying computer science at Columbia University. She interned at Apple and worked on building network security tools. In the past, she's conducted machine learning and computer vision research at Columbia and programmed the web platform for Alinea Invest, a blockchain startup. At Columbia University, she is an CS instruction assistant, product engineer for the Spectator Publishing Company, and serves on the E-Board for Engineering Without Borders. In highschool she competed in Synopsis, Model U.N., and DECA. Her hobbies include choreographing dance, snowboarding, UIUX design, animation, and spike-ball.

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Mahek Maheshwari

  • Intern @ Camio

  • Junior at UC Berkeley Software Engineering

  • B.S.in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Minor in Data Science, UC Berkeley, Class of 2022

  • Harmony School of Advancement Alumni, Class of 2018

  • Focus areas: Course selection, Extracurriculars, Essay Review, College Info, Resume review

Mahek is a rising junior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently taking a gap semester to intern at Camio where she is working on creating a machine learning pipeline for side by side evaluations. In the past, she has been involved in research with data processing, genetic programming, and robotics at the Stanford, MIT, and the University of Houston respectively. In her free time, Mahek enjoys cooking, writing, and producing creative content with her university's online TV station, CalTV.

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Daniella Lumkong

  • Junior at Stanford University

  • BS in Product Design Engineering, Minor in sustainability, Class of 2022

  • La Costa Canyon High School, Class of 2018

  • Focus areas: Course selection, Extracurriculars, College Decisions, Major Selections, College Info

Daniella is a junior at Stanford University majoring in product design engineering and minoring in sustainability. She is interested in how design and technology can be used to solve conservation problems, and she is currently creating a board game that teaches players about sustainability in the Galapagos. At Stanford, she is involved with outreach for the Society of Women Engineers and Stanford Women in Design. She was also counselor at AI4ALL, a summer program focused on leadership in artificial intelligence. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and painting.

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Saasha Mane

  • Business Analyst intern at SureVentures, Growth & Marketing Intern TomoCredit

  • Northeastern University

  • Cupertino High School class of 2019

  • CleanKick content writer, CHS writing lab tutor, brother at Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity

  • Focus areas: High School Course Selection, Essay Review, Resume Review, Interview Prep, College Info

Saasha Mane is currently a second-year student studying Finance and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Psychology at Northeastern University. Currently, she is a business analyst intern at seed-stage venture capital firm Sure Ventures and is a student at one of Northeastern University's entrepreneurship incubators, WeBuild. She is also a part of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity at Northeastern. She has experience in content writing and editing as previous writing lab tutor at CHS and a current content writer for CleanKick, an online sustainability publication for college students. Her other interests include fashion, painting, listening to music, and sustainability.

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Ananya Bharath

  • Second-year student at UC San Diego

  • Majoring in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Biotechnology

  • Cupertino High School, Classss of 2019

  • Focus areas: High School Course Selection, Extracurriculars, College Decisions, College Info, Advice about getting involved on campus

Ananya is currently a second-year student at UC San Diego, pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. Currently, she is an undergraduate student researcher with UCSD's Jin Zhang Lab and she works on research projects remotely. She is also the Vice President for UCSD's Chem-E-Car Project team which builds a shoebox-sized car powered by chemical reactions and competes annually at a regional competition. She works as a student employee with Student Financial Solutions at UCSD. She enjoys going to the beach, listening to music, and experimenting in the kitchen. In the future, she hopes to work for a biotech company, gain experience in engineering leadership, and adopt a dog.

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Iman Shaikh

  • Recently transferred to UCLA for microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics

  • Attended San Diego State University for two years; majored in biochemistry and did research in a microbiology lab

  • Leland High School, Class of 2018

  • Focus Areas: High School Course Selection, Extracurriculars, Essay Review, College Decisions, Major Selections, Resume Review

Iman is an undergraduate student at UCLA studying microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics, and is on the pre-med track. She is involved in research on campus in the microbiology field and also tutors several K-12 students in the bay area. She hopes to go to medical school after graduating, and she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, cooking, and going to the beach in her free time.

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Ethan Qi

  • Investment Banking Summer Analyst at J.P. Morgan

  • B.A. Economics, B.A. Statistics, UC Berkeley, Class of 2022

  • Cupertino High School, Class of 2018

  • Focus Areas: High School Course Selection, Extracurriculars, Essay Review, College Decisions, Major Selections, College Info, Resume Review

Ethan is a junior at UC Berkeley studying economics and statistics at UC Berkeley. He is interested in the intersection of tech and finance; in the past, he's interned at companies like Salesforce and Cloudera, where he was able to develop an interest in capital markets and its intersections with politics, economics, and law. At Berkeley, he is a project manager at a student-run consulting organization and on the executive team of a discourse-oriented forum. In high school, he was a part of organizations such as journalism, debate, and FBLA. In his free time, he enjoys golden-hour walks with good music, engaging in retail therapy, and pretending to be busy.

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Shivangi Sharma

  • B.A Global Studies, UCLA, Class of 2021,

  • A.A Liberal Arts, De Anza College, Class of 2019

  • Cupertino High School Alumni, Class of 2017

  • Focus Areas: Extracurriculars, Essay Review, Major Selections, Resume Review

Shivangi is senior at UCLA and is majoring in Global Studies. She had previously attended De Anza College, where she earned her A.A in Liberal Arts with a concentration is social and behavioral sciences. At De Anza, she was a Humanities Mellon Scholar and was valedictorian of the program. Upon transferring, she also received acceptances from USC and UC Berkeley, but ultimately chose UCLA. At UCLA, she is involved UCLA WYSE (a women's empowerment club), Bruin Women in Business, and UCLA's club field hockey team. Shivangi is currently working on her senior thesis, where is she conducting research on the breakdown of global supply chains caused by COVID-19. Outside of the classroom, Shivangi has professional experience in nonprofits, political campaigning, California state government offices, and ultimately wants to pursue a career in public policy consulting.

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Abinaya Srikant

  • Sophomore at UC Berkeley, Class of 2023

  • Majoring in Computer Science and Business

  • Lynbrook High School, Class of 2019

  • Focus Areas: High School Course Selection, Extracurriculars, College Info

Abinaya is a sophomore at UC Berkeley pursuing degrees in Computer Science and Business. She is interested in the intersections of technology, business, and design. At Cal, she is an associate consultant for a social impact-focused consulting group and a mentor for a CS class, as well as an intern for a sustainability-focused startup. In high school, she was heavily involved with DECA and cultural dance teams. In her free time, she enjoys art and singing.

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Kanchan Raju

  • Freshman at UCLA, Class of 2024

  • College acceptances: UCLA, UCSD, UCI (Regents scholar), UCSB (Chancellor’s scholar), UCD, UCSC, UCR, Georgia Tech, CWRU ($120k scholarship), SCU (40k scholarship), SJSU, Cal Poly SLO

  • Major: Cognitive Science (applied cognitive science or biomedical engineering for all schools)

  • Mission San Jose High School (class of 2020)

  • Focus Areas: Essay Review, Resume Review

Kanchan is a graduate of Mission San Jose High School and is currently studying cognitive science at UCLA. In the future, she hopes to combine her interests in medicine and technology by exploring the applications of cognitive science in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Kanchan is also extremely passionate about the arts and has been competitively dancing and playing the piano for over a decade. In high school, Kanchan was the captain of MSJ's Bollywood-fusion dance team, the head of their ASB community service committee, and a chair of their Relay for Life.

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Sathvik Nair

  • Software Engineer at Amazon

  • B.A. with Highest Honors from UC Berkeley, double major in Computer Science & Cognitive Science

  • Interned at Workday, Applied Materials, and The Factual

  • Published research in cognitive science and computational linguistics

  • Leland High School, Class of 2016

  • Focus Areas: High School Course Selection, Extracurriculars, College Decisions, Major Selections, College Info, Resume Review, Interview Preparation

Sathvik is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, and is currently helping build the future of storage infrastructure for cloud computing at Amazon Web Services. As an undergraduate, he interned at both small and large technology companies, served on the teaching staff for one of Berkeley's largest undergraduate classes, and conducted research at the intersection of psychology, language, and AI in collaboration with scientists at Princeton and MIT. Outside of work, he enjoys playing the violin & percussion, cooking, running, hiking, and drinking tea.

If you are a current college student or graduate, please consider becoming a mentor. By becoming a mentor, you will have the opportunity to help students and strengthen high school communities. Your perspectives and guidance will be invaluable to the current high school students who may be struggling in their high school and college application process.

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