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Lisa Lu, M.S., PPSC

As a first generation college student, Ms. Lisa understands the challenge of preparing for college and aspires to help students and parents simplify the process by providing information, guidance, and support. As a college counselor, she seeks to understand the needs of each student and provides an individualized plan to help them achieve their goals. 

With a Bachelor’s degree in English from UC Berkeley and a Masters degree in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC), Ms. Lisa has the education and training to effectively provide academic counseling. She has experience communicating and working with students of various ages and backgrounds. 

Ms. Lisa began providing college counseling in 2012 and has over 10 years of experience. She helps middle and high school students by providing guidance with class selection, activities and volunteering, summer planning, and college major preparation. For high school seniors, she helps with personal statement essays and applications, providing support and guidance through the entire process. She also helps college students plan and apply for graduate and medical programs. 

Student acceptances history:

Cal TechPitzerUC Berkeley
YaleUC Santa BarbaraUC Davis
MITUC Santa CruzUniv of Michigan
NYUUC RiversideUniv of Texas, Austin
Johns HopkinsUC San DiegoCal Poly San Luis Obispo
Carnegie MellonUC IrvineCal Poly Pomona
Rice University


Ms. Lisa was very helpful throughout my entire college application process. She was flexible, and able to meet with me whenever needed. She helped me get into my top universities such as: Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine.

– Jolie Wang

College Attending: Carnegie Mellon University

Lisa is a very experienced college counseling adviser. She gave great advice in choosing the right major for each college that my son applied to.  She is very caring, attentive and helpful.  Lisa made the entire college application process go smoothly. 

Having Lisa to help my son in his college application is the best decision that I have ever made.  I am very happy with my son’s college acceptance result.  

– Vivian Huang, Parent

Lisa was always an approachable and easygoing college counselor that I felt like I could ask anything. She was down-to-earth and reasonable when it came to managing my heavy schedule with new extracurriculars and potential internships. She’s extremely accommodating in terms of scheduling meetings, and her essay walkthroughs guided me to develop quality essays. She was open to helping me write about just any topic I was passionate about.

– Leon Zhang

College attending: UCLA

Throughout my entire application process, Lisa has helped me through every aspect of my college application, whether it be with essay writing, college opportunities, and so much more. I believe that I wouldn’t be where I am today, had it not been for Lisa’s help with my college application.

– Aaron Yang

College Attending: University of Southern California (USC), Chemical Engineering