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Meet some of the brains behind our mentorship platform.
Greg's work expanding education access has been recognized by President Obama and the World Economic Forum. He was a Gates Scholar at Cambridge University and a Truman Scholar at UChicago. An avid explorer, Greg has solo climbed Mont Blanc, swam across the Nile River, and run 250km across the Gobi Desert.
Gary is a serial entrepreneur who has scaled businesses in several sectors including education, media, telecom, and travel. Gary founded Yuanchuan Media Company and led the company to become the No.1 player in China's radio industry. Inspired by his study abroad experience at Blair Academy and Wesleyan University, Gary joined Dyad.com to help build a company that can unlock the potential of students around the world.
Beth is an experienced executive who previously served as General Manager of OneSmart (NYSE: ONE). Beth enjoys swimming, dancing, traveling and tennis with her husband.
Evgeny loves building products that help people. He's passionate about science, philosophy, and traveling (22 countries and counting!). When Evgeny's not busy building software, he likes to hike around Shanghai and all the places he visits.
Daniel is a UChicago masters graduate where he earned a full scholarship and wrote a prize-winning thesis. He has advised over 1,000 university applicants and earned Dyad's "2013 Mentor of the Year" award before joining the HQ team as director. Daniel has visited over 50 countries and is an advanced scuba diver where he specializes in cold-water dives.
Kerric is a former Boeing Company manager where he oversaw multi-million dollar procurement contracts for the 737. An elite athlete, Kerric recently represented Team China at the World Ultimate Frisbee Tournament! He is passionate about startups, professional development, Chinese food, Seahawks football, and guiding Dyad Scholars through life-changing mentorship programs!
Bowen studied and worked in the U.S. for 13 years where he became a championship athlete in college. Bowen loves teaching Dyad Scholars from his bi-cultural, on-the-ground experience. Bowen is also passionate about technology, music, cars, movies, fitness, and exploring China's best restaurants.
Selina built her career at Disney English and Education First (EF) but is most excited to share the power of mentorship as an Enrollments Officer at Dyad. She is a dedicated traveler and expert scuba diver with over 300 dives!
Elina has been working in China's education sector since 2010. She comes from Sichuan Province and likes watching movies and playing sports.
Andy holds a masters degree from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics where she earned a full scholarship. She was born in Moscow, Russia; grew up in Hanoi, Vietnam and now lives in Shanghai, China. Andy loves learning Chinese and exploring Chinese history.
Rita grew up in Bridgewater, Massachusetts where she developed a love for all things New England (particularly a nice chowder!). She received her Bachelors in Art History and minored in French at Providence College. Rita has lived in Shanghai since 2015 and loves helping students reach their potential.
Benjamin Graham graduated from UC Berkeley, majoring in Economics and History. He has worked in education in China for over five years, helping students to prepare their studies overseas. He has succeeded in helping students with their extra-curricular development, college applications, and even test preparations. His students now enjoy studying at elite universities like Cornell, Oxford, UC Berkeley, and many other top universities. Benjamin is passionate about connecting with each student to develop unique plans that will maximize their potential and future success.
Sabrina is an Education First (EF) veteran who passionately advises Dyad Scholars on their path forward. She is a graduate of Shanghai International Studies University and has lived in 5 Chinese cities: Guangzhou, Guilin, Nanjing, Urumqi, and Shanghai!
Echo is a Dyad Alumni Scholar who so enjoyed her experience that she is spending her gap year paying it forward by working at Dyad HQ! Her belief is "Life is a great adventure so you must experience more."
Tiya is a natural story-teller who is passionate spreading the word on Dyad's life-changing mentorship programs. She's a masters graduate from SUFE, world traveler (her year in the U.S. is her favorite), and loves swimming and tennis.
Frida is a fitness fanatic, usually waking before sunrise for cardio workouts. A long-time Britney Spears fan, Frida loves to dance with her friends and live a healthy lifestyle.
Haze is passionate about education and has been working in the field since 2011. Proudly from Shanghai, she enjoys hand cross-stitching and baking in her spare time.
Alice joined Dyad because she loves helping students learn and grow to reach their potential. Her biggest aspiration with Dyad to help Scholars get into their dream school! She is from Henan Province and likes watching movies and reading books.
Hailing from a small island off the coast of Shanghai, Cathy loves the ocean and seafood. A proud mother of a 4-year-old son, she enjoys traveling and calligraphy with her family. She is an experienced HR & Administration leader in China.
Muhammad is a programming enthusiast from Pakistan who enjoys talking tech trends, relaxing with friends, and cooking favorite foods to share.
Waqas is a PASSIONATE Full Stack Developer who loves solving the most challenging issues. He is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Peshawar and enjoys building his command of numerous programming languages.
Ahmad is a proud native of Abbottabad, Pakistan where he learned to code several programming languages. A sports fanatic, he also enjoys watching movies and playing cricket with friends.
Fazal is a UI/UX Designer dedicated to building world class products that users love. Beyond design, Fazal is interested in photography, arts, gaming, and exploring Shanghai.
Yuki comes from northeastern China which is famous for its beautiful winer landscapes. She loves cats and has two 4-year-old felines. Yuki enjoys traveling and her next destination will be Tibet and Xinjiang in China's far west.
Tehseen is a skilled web developer in PHP, WordPress, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Node Js, AngularJs, Express, MongoDB, Laravel, Lumen API, slim API, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, and MySQL. He also loves spending time with his wife and baby daughter.
We ourselves are mentored by global leaders at the cutting edge of education and technology.
Mr. Rensi shares his expertise on international operations, team building, scalability and quality control.
Sam Beard has initiated and chaired national programs for 7 U.S. Presidents and advises Dyad on government relations and social impact building.
Mr. Morrison advises Dyad on British universities and scholarships.
Secretary McCoy provides insight on technological innovation and international management.
Ms. Zhou advises Dyad on partnership development.
Mr. Bloom advises Dyad on community development, platform building and doing business in China.
Dr. Arriaga is an IT, information systems, electronic process and data mining expert.
A Stanford and Harvard Law graduate, Mr. Jih is an admissions and corporate litigation expert.
Mr. Kimerling guides organization-building and venture capital strategy.
Mr. Rose is an expert in government relations, community building and expansion.
Mr. Markel provides insight on expansion strategy, international operations, and user experience.
Mr. Simon has worked in admissions at both WashU and NYU Law (his alma maters) and advises Dyad on programmatic best practices.
A University of Chicago and Oxford alumnus, Mr. Hiller has served as an economic adviser in the UK Parliament and at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Bao Bean advises Dyad on market strategy and scalability.
Mr. Sommerfeld helps guide business development, strategy, and venture financing.
Dr. Steinberg advises Dyad on university relations and international admissions strategy.
Professor Lipson advises Dyad on academic integrity and mentorship quality.