OUR TEAM

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Annie An

Founder & President

Annie is the founder and president of ANC ESCO, she graduated from the Mass Communication Department of the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Journalism and Public Relationship. She had over 20 years of experience in the area of journalism and public media.  In 2000 She studied abroad in Singapore, and in 2003 she studied in the United States. In 2008, she established ANC ESCO and ANC Consulting in Seattle. She is currently the president of the company. 

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Karen Zediker

Senior College Planning Consultant

Dr. Zediker has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Washington and is the Associate Vice President of ANC Consulting.  She has been an award-winning professor and training consultant, active in teaching and training for over 30 years.  She brings expertise in Conflict Management, Interpersonal Communication, Instructional Design, and helping individuals and organizations enhance their effectiveness in the workplace.

Jian Liu

Student Athlete Director & Consultant

​Liu Jian, US Gymnastics team coach.  and a member of the former Chinese men's gymnastics team, entered the Beijing gymnastics team in 1987 and was selected to the national team in 1989. He was retired due to injury. In 1995, he entered Beijing professional coaching gymnastics. In 2000, he taught gymnastics in the Singapore national team. From 2003 to this year, he taught gymnastics in the United States. During the 23-year semester, he trained Olympic champions and world champions such as Cheng Ran and He Kexin for China, and trained American champions such as Nicolas Kub, Koner and Sebastian for the United States.

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Jessica Haury

SAT Coach & Reading Writing Teacher 

Jessica has a master’s degree in Education and has over 18 years of experience as a certified K-12 teacher.  Jessica has earned the honor of “Distinguished Teacher” from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Washington state based on her record of excellence.  She has educational endorsements (areas of qualification/expertise) ranging from Elementary Education through High School Language Arts and extensive expertise with Gifted Education programs.  Jessica serves as the Director of Tutoring for ANC and has demonstrated ability developing students’ writing and reading skills.  Jessica works with students to develop compelling on college entrance and major application essays and editing of college level writing.  She works with students to develop a working understanding of standardized testing and trains students to master both technique and content for the SAT and SSAT exams. ​

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Brenda Pedersen

Collage Planning Consultant

Brenda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and a Master’s Level Certification in College Counseling from UCLA. Brenda has primarily been devoted to working on students’success and persistence: as a mentor, a college consultant, an academic adviser, a teacher in the masterclasses, and a life-long friend. Brenda works hard to assist students and is honest and realistic with her assessment of the students’ individual situation. Brenda gives students her full attention, provides excellent advice and feedback to students during the process of personal growth and development. 

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Diane Jimenez

Senior ESL Teacher

Diane is an American expatriate with a master’s degree in Education (ESL) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Diane has taught ESL to children and adults for many years in Venezuela. In the past 30 years, Diane has taught over 400 students, including elementary, middle school, high school, and adults. Many of her students effortlessly passing the TOEFL, increased their English levels, permitting them to further their careers at home and abroad. Diane is fluent in many languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and German. By applying linguistic principles from studying multiple languages, Diane created an effective program and methodology. Living in a Latin American country for a long period of time, Diane knows what it is to be an immigrant and to go through the processes of adapting to a new culture and language. Diane achieved bilingual in Spanish and holds a degree in its language and literature. Diane is a prestigious teacher, with her teaching experiences and master’s degree in Education, Diane is sensitive to the individual student’s needs and adept at identifying the source of language learning difficulties and strategies to solve them. 

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Margaret Rogan

College Planning Consulatant

Introduce yoMargaret earned her Master in Education in Technology and Learning, Special Educations at Michigan State University. Working with students for 25 years, Margaret is mainly focused on being an educational consultant and advocate, and she is also specializing in Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, family consultation, special education, and conflict resolution. Margaret has helped many parents to fulfill students’ needs, and she has assisted hundreds of K-12 students to maintain a successful school life and to be accepted to their dream colleges.ur team! Click here to add images, text and links, or connect data from your collection.

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David Ding

Consultant

David Ding graduated from Vanderbilt University with a master’s degree in education and a double bachelor’s degree in art and economics. David holds a teacher qualification certificate in middle school mathematics, biology, physics, and chemistry. He also qualifies in the field of higher education. After graduating from his master’s degree, David taught at Millwood High School in Oklahoma in subjects such as chemistry, environmental science, English, and more. David is a young and energetic teacher who has proficiency in both arts and sciences. Over six years, he has provided hundreds of students with high-quality tutoring.

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Black Zhag

Consultant

Blake Zhang double-majored in English and Law. He obtained the TESOL certification and had over 10 years of experience in English education. He taught in key schools in Beijing for multiple years and was experienced in teaching. He is currently the Consultant of International Education in ANC ESCO (Beijing, China).