Yichen’s background as an educator includes being a language teacher and student advisor for Chicago Public Schools. Born in China, Yichen attended high school in New York and graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University. Yichen understands the unique challenges of being an international student and is passionate about helping students of diverse backgrounds achieve their goals.
Inspired by a high school mentor who transformed her high school experience, Yichen pursued educational consulting to be able to give other students the kind of guidance that resulted in her own important insights as a teenager. She believes that regular communication with a trusted mentor can do much to alleviate the sometimes overwhelming pressures on today’s high school students. Yichen enjoys establishing a strong rapport with her students and guides them to complete small steps to achieve big goals.