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About Us

Our Ph.D. counselors and advisers boast extensive student advising experience and are committed to helping all young people reach their fullest potential.

Dr. Alice Zeng

Founder and Director


Member of Higher Education Consultants Association

Certificate in College Admissions and Career Planning, UC Berkeley

Ph.D. in English, University of Alberta

M.A. and B.A. in English, Fudan University

Member of Redmond Library Board of Trustees

Dr. Zeng is a seasoned college admission counselor with a decade of experience teaching, advising, and mentoring students in high schools and colleges in the U.S., Canada, and China. She is also a published English writer, accomplished English-Chinese translator, and experienced cross-cultural adviser. In high school planning, she focuses on helping students develop a burning love for knowledge, a deep connection with communities, and a broad vision for possibilities. Excellently trained in English writing, she provides students with top-notch essay coaching during the admission process. Her professional training, academic background, and global perspective uniquely position her to provide families with the highest level of educational counseling and to guide students into the most selective U.S. universities and colleges. 

Dr. Ray Chen

STEM Advisor

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Dual Ph.D.s in Electrical Engineering & Nanotechnology, University of Washington
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
B.S. in Physics, Peking University

Dr. Chen has an amazingly eclectic STEM background that includes mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineering. He has conducted cutting-edge research in areas such as artificial intelligence, biochemical engineering, and renewable energy, and given talks at international conferences in USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Korea, and China. He is currently a software engineer at Google working on the infrastructure and algorithms of Google’s core advertising business. A passionate educator, he has taught engineering classes in universities and high tech companies, including the most recent machine learning course at Google. He is committed to helping Polaris students build a solid STEM foundation and stand at the forefront of science and technology.  

Ph.D. Advisory Group

We are generously supported by a global network of highly educated talents who are enthusiastic about sharing their expertise in diverse fields.  

  • Feng, Yalan, PhD in Finance, City University of New York

  • He, Huan, Ph.D. in Public Health, John Hopkins University

  • Li, Linxin, D.Phil. in Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford

  • Wang, Dake, Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Washington

  • Zhang, Jing, Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics, University of California, San Diego

  • Zhang, Qiaoyun, Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Tulane University

  • Zhang, Xing, Ph.D. in Economics, University of Southern California

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