Since founding Foundation in 2001, Daniel Szeto has been directing the organization’s admissions efforts to over 1,000 top schools in 20+ countries and has been orchestrating 400-500 school visits in North America and Europe each year, speaking to teachers, parents, and students. Over the last 16 years, Daniel has provided support and guidance to over 1,000 students and their families to help guide them on the educational paths that best suit the unique qualities of every student.
Born in Hong Kong, Daniel was educated at The Webb Schools, an independent boarding school in California, before completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering at Cornell. Daniel returned to Asia and spent 10 years working on strategy formulation, business development, and operations management work in management consulting and financial services before realising his calling in education. When starting his own family, he dreamed of a place that he could go where a team would guide his children every step of the way on their path to a bright and successful future.
Rae Kuang has rich career experience in education consultancy and admissions. She attended University of California, Berkeley where she received her degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. While at UC Berkeley, she began working within the engineering graduate admissions program, which contributed greatly to her becoming an education consultant upon her return to Asia. She hopes to give adequate schooling guidance for Asian families, in order to help expand their horizons with an overseas education. With her leadership role at Foundation, she has developed a team of professional team passionate towards education with the dedication to help develop every student into the best candidate for their dream school. Her 10 years of experience in the industry has brought Rae to visit over 200 campuses across the US, UK, and Switzerland. With her comprehensive understanding of Western education systems and boarding schools, she promises personalised guidance for every student in order to help them reach new heights in their schooling career.
Head of Foundation Academy
Ashmita has an unparalleled passion for education. The opportunity to teach and nurture young minds drives her work. She has a wide array of experience in building impactful programs with a child's best interests at heart.As Deputy Head of Foundation Academy, she works with a talented team to create engaging curriculum using creativity as a the platform to build confidence and skills. Her warm and approachable smile is why everyone seeks her opinion and count on her for great advice. When not working you will most likely find her playing the guitar or performing theatre.
Head of Boarding School Counselling
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Zion pursued his studies in Sydney, Australia attending Macquarie University in Sydney, studying French. After graduation, he pursued further cultural and language exchange at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, after which he traveled extensively across Europe and stayed with local families in France, Austria and Switzerland.
Zion considers watching the students he works with grow as the most rewarding part of the admissions process. Every student is unique with their background and profile, and Zion works tirelessly to find the best schools for each child as well as champion and advocate for them at those schools. With this being his fifth year at Foundation and with over 100 schools visited, he has helped almost 200 families find the best fit for students attending schools in the U.K., Switzerland, the U.S as well as locally in Hong Kong. As you would expect, Zion’s passions are in learning languages, traveling and meeting people all around the world.
Head of University Counselling
After completing her secondary education in Hong Kong, Brenda studied Economics and Psychology at The University of Michigan, USA. During her undergraduate years, she worked on various education psychology and teacher training research projects. She also spent her summers in Hong Kong teaching at local schools. Brenda then obtained a Master's degree in Marketing at Cornell University. After graduation, she returned to Hong Kong and began her career in corporate banking, where she covered extensive industries including retail, manufacturing and services sectors. She also has experience in business strategy, banking operations and client management. During her free time, she enjoys watching movies, practising yoga and reading novels.
Head of School Relations
Sandy obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a major in Translation and a minor in German and Spanish Studies. She studied English and Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen in the UK. Sandy has a keen knowledge of the barriers for language learners and the difficulties in coping in a new and foreign culture. Her expertise is often deployed to help schools who visit us in Hong Kong, bridging the gap between schools, students and parents. And with her previous expertise designing English-learning programs for UNICEF and Oxfam, and teaching conversational English for schools in Hunan, Xian and Yunnan provinces in Mainland China, she has a unique understanding of what students and parents needs are. When she’s not at her computer or leading her team, you will most likely find her reading, photographing and travelling.