MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Vinnie Gupta

President

Vinnie is a first-generation immigrant and co-founder of UCEazy. He is passionate about helping immigrant families achieve their American dream through high-quality college education for their children. Vinnie’s first-hand knowledge and experience in the college admissions process make him an in demand speaker.

Ana Maria Soler Ed.D.

VP of Programs

Annie is the UCEazy Vice President of Programs where she oversees all programmatic elements of the family’s experience. As an advocate for college access, her doctoral research on first-generation students and 15+ years of experience support the alignment of the Academy’s 8th-12th grade programs.

Jocbethem Tahapary

Director of Counseling Center

With 25+ years working on both ends of the college admissions process, Jocbethem is the ideal counselor for developing students and helping them reach their dream college. He has served in the admissions offices for three universities and is a long-time External UC Admissions Reader.

Vaitheesh Kolady

COO

Vaitheesh (VK) is a first-generation immigrant and co-founder of UCEazy. After helping navigate his own children through high school and into prestigious universities, he left his successful career in Silicon Valley as a software development executive to help others by developing high-quality college admissions solutions.

Allen Rigby

Director of Program Strategy

As the UCEazy Director of Program Strategy, Allen utilizes his experience with highly-selective college admissions by guiding students through the application process. In addition, Allen focuses on program development and expansion to ensure a comprehensive and holistic Academy experience for UCEazy families.

Chris Sharp

Career Pathways Lead

As an Assistant Director of Admission at CMU, Chris received extensive training in majors ranging from computer science, math and engineering. With 16+ years at the university level and elite private high schools, he has a keen eye for how students can differentiate themselves while applying to the most selective majors.

Sudeshna Majumdar

Director of Career Services and Partnerships

Sudeshna has advised 5,000+ students about career paths and employability on both the East and West Coasts. She has worked in the career and internship offices at 4 universities including a STEM based private college and a small liberal arts college. Sudeshna currently serves as UCEazy’s Career, Major and Activities Specialist.

Brian Ford

Director of Pre-Med Pathways and Curriculum Integration Lead

Brian has reviewed 60,000+ college applications including BS/MD programs as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston University. Brian currently is the Director of College Counseling for an elite private high school near Boston. His background makes him a top expert in guiding students to BS/MD and Pre-med programs.

Peter Williams

Director of Student Enrollment

Pete has 15+ years of experience in the college admissions consulting industry. As the UCEazy Director of Enrollment, he utilizes his passion for education and expertise in growing teams to oversee UCEazy’s enrollment so that each family is connected with the experts to guide them to success.

Jennifer Brookover

Director of Essay Writing Program

Jen has 12+ years as a college counselor and AP English teacher in Philadelphia and California. Her proficiency in English provides her students an advantage as they draft college essays. As UCEazy’s Director of College Essay Writing Program, Jen oversees one of the most essential pieces of college applications.

Harishankar Rangaraj

Director of IT and Operations

Hari has extensive experience in website and software development and stays up to date on the latest technology and trends. He has worked with numerous brands to develop websites that create a joyous user experience. Hari’s goal is for UCEazy families to discover everything they need online and make it easy to find.

Francesca Calvo

Marketing Coordinator

Francesca has a background in advertisement, story-telling, and project management. As UCEazy's Marketing Coordinator she utilizes her skill to unify the marketing teams so that UCEazy Academy can continue to guide students to their best future.