Azure joined ILUMIN with more than twenty years of experience helping teens achieve their goals. She especially enjoys helping students develop their own effective and unique personal statements for college applications, a process that often begins with increasing self-knowledge and confidence. Azure graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in American Literature and received her teaching credential in English from San Jose State University.
Azure was a high school English teacher for more than a decade, creating a reading and writing workshop series to accommodate a wide range of student abilities and learning styles. She also served as assistant principal for three years while leading a college prep advisory program, promoting student goal-setting, organization, and accountability.
Since 2009, Azure has been counseling students on all phases of preparing for and applying to college. As a Senior College Admissions Consultant at the Bay Area’s largest educational consulting company, she was recognized as the 2012 Employee of the Year. More recently, Azure was a Senior Admissions Evaluator and Counselor for the University of California. Azure read UC applications and advised prospective freshman and transfer students on the UC application process.