Chris Goodmacher transferred to Dartmouth College, where he was a writing tutor, and is currently a guest lecturer on transfer students for a master’s-level class at Columbia University’s school of education. He is quoted several times in Cal Newport’s book, How to Become a Straight-A Student, and he has published on philosophy (morality and world poverty) and is a peer reviewer for the Financial Analysts Journal. Chris holds graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and Oxford University. He is from California and now lives in New York, where he helps interview applicants for Dartmouth. For fun, he likes DJing/producing music.

Lan Ngo, Ph.D. was an undergraduate transfer student at the Stanford University, where she majored in economics and won the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. She then received a Master’s from Columbia University, where she specialized in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and received several scholarships. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. In addition to a number of presentations on TESOL and literacy she has given, she has authored several academic articles. She previously taught English to international students at an East Coast boarding school, worked in Columbia University’s school of education office of admissions, taught an advanced writing course at UPenn, and won the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese in Beijing. She is also from California and now lives in Philadelphia. Lan loves traveling!

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