Enlisting at the age of 17, John served for four years in the United States Marine Corps (2005-2009) as a Nuclear Biochemical Warfare Defense Specialist, deploying to Iraq in 2007 as a Machinegunner in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After graduating from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and two minors in Education Studies and Applied Developmental Psychology, John taught high school science for three years. He then went to USC and earned his master’s degree in Business (a non-MBA Master’s). Having worked in the private education industry for 11 years, John leveraged his experience and expertise to start his own successful education consulting company: he tutors the SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE, in addition to a number of academic subjects, and also provides full-service college admissions counseling.
John resides in Ladera Ranch, California with his beautiful wife and daughter. He is currently preparing to apply to law school and is very excited to serve the veteran community as an S2S Undergraduate Ambassador!