LEADERSHIP TEAM

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.

Dennis Yan

VP Student Success

Having immigrated from China with degrees from Purdue and USC, Dennis understands the goals first-hand of UCEazy families. Dennis has served in admissions at both Purdue and UC Berkeley. In Dennis’ current role as VP of Student Success, he supports families by successfully connecting them into the best UCEazy Programs for them.

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.

Brian Ford

Director of Career Pathways

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.

David Campos

Director of Strategic Initiatives

David is a Stanford graduate with more than 10 years of experience in college admissions who previously co-founded a tutoring company. Leading UCEazy’s Student Success efforts, David is a strong believer in supporting the entire family and developing a multi-dimensional student for success in college admissions.

Karen Rowe

DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

Karen has 20+ years of college admissions counseling experience and expertise with both public schools and rigorous private schools students. As an External Reader for UC Admissions for several years, Karen understands what top tier colleges seek. She also serves as UCEazy’s Director of the College Admissions Program.

Kristen Wiley

Director of Xcellerator™ Program

Kristen spent 10+ years working at an elite private high school and has extensive experience as an External Reader for UCSD Admissions in the field of medical research. As the Assistant Director of the Xcelerator Program, Kristen brings a broad understanding of supporting students to think outside of the box.

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.

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.

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.

Amy Parrish

VP MARKETING (ACTING)

Amy brings a diverse 30+ year career in public relations, marketing, technology and journalism to the team. In her current role at UCEazy, Parrish leads the strategy and creative solutions for integrated marketing campaigns for UCEazy.

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.