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Announcing the Recipient of the Fourth InitialView Fellowship

It is with great pleasure we announce that Barbara Carletta Chen, an admission officer at the University of Tulsa, has been selected as the InitialView Fellow for 2019-2020. She will be stationed with our core team in Beijing and traveling with us as we conduct interviews all over China and the world.

Barbara is a long time “China hand”, having lived in China for much of her adult life, committing many years of service to US higher ed in various positions, and even having raised two children in Beijing who attended local Beijing schools. Those who know Barbara and who have admired her work in China will appreciate that we were not going to pass up an opportunity to have her in our office. We expect to learn a lot from her.

We would also like to thank the many individuals who applied for this opportunity. All of us are acutely aware of what it takes to put oneself forward as a candidate in a selection process, and we greatly appreciate those who participated. We hope that all of you will consider applying again next year, and we look forward to connecting personally with each of you in the upcoming months.

In the meantime, please join us in congratulating Barbara. We know that students, parents, counselors, and admission officers are all going to appreciate her years of experience as we endeavor to make every interview the most important conversation each student has ever had.