Annie’s first memory is of learning to write her own name; she has since written everything from conceptual poetry to financial technology reporting. She graduated from Stanford with a BA in Creative Writing with Interdisciplinary Honors in the Humanities and an MA in English under the direction of Tobias Wolff. She was a winner of the university’s Boothe Prize for undergraduate writing and the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. At the moment, she studies comedy at Harvard, where she is a PhD candidate in the English Department and a four-time winner of the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching. In her extracurricular publications, she focuses on nonfiction and film criticism, with the occasional bit of fiction. Annie has also served as an editor at McSweeney’s in San Francisco and worked as a copywriter in Silicon Valley.

Annie began tutoring in high school and has since worked with students of all ages and needs, from high school peers struggling with Latin to underserved elementary school students in San Francisco. All Annie’s teaching—including her prize-winning undergraduate teaching at Harvard—involves a personalized approach to her students and an emphasis on storytelling. Whether in academic papers or in admissions consulting, she helps students and clients develop compelling narratives that move, educate and convince their readers.

In her free time, Annie writes screenplays and is learning directing as well as dabbling in production design. Her mother’s family is Japanese, and she is currently at work on a nonfiction project about their history. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, Doctoral Candidate in English and American Literature
  • Stanford University, MA in English Literature
  • Stanford University, BA in English with a Creative Writing emphasis
  • Art History
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Admissions Coaching (JD, MBA, MD)