Before attending Harvard College and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, the Beijing-born Nan Ni graduated as the 2006 valedictorian of The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey.
Nan kicked off her formative high school years with a STEM focus, scoring a 5 on AP Calculus BC her first year and Physics C her second year. Lawrenceville’s unmatched English and History masters, however, changed her destiny from numbers to words (though she would go on to qualify for the AIME competition all four years and lead Lawrenceville’s math team as captain).
As a junior, she became the 125th Editor-in-Chief of the The Lawrence, the School’s award-winning weekly newspaper, and also won English prize for her grade. Nan was also accepted by the nation’s most prestigious humanities camp (the Telluride Association Summer Program) and spent 6 weeks studying international law at Cornell.
At Harvard, Nan continued her student journalism career, penning over 70 bylines before becoming a News Executive Editor at The Harvard Crimson. She concentrated in Economics with a secondary in History of Science and graduated with honors.
Like many of her classmates, Nan moved to New York to launch her professional career. Within 3 years of starting as a marketing analyst at American Express, Nan became a a 24-year old Vice President at CitiBank
She then briefly attended Stanford’s Graduate School of Business before following the millennial tradition of dropping out and disappointing her parents.
The Admissionary is a 4-year program focused on personal development and college readiness–and the culmination of Nan’s long-time vision to revolutionize the high school years for Gen Z Asian American students.
By promoting self-determination and exploration to the anxious children of risk-averse immigrant parents. The Admissionary also fosters healthier family dynamics and find dormant talents in candidates to nurture.
When senior fall comes, Nan spends 25+ hours on video-conference co-writing with each candidate, a strenuous (but often fun!) process which preserve authentic individual voice and presents a holistic narrative that weaves their achievements, passions, and potential into unforgettable prose.
All her candidates emerge from the process with greater self-awareness, confidence in writing, and thrilled for the next chapter of their educational adventure.