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About the Team
IvyMetrix prides itself on a global network of expert educational professionals, subject tutors & career specialists who are committed to coach students with patience & personalized attention. With its ambition to help democratize higher education, promote the love of learning & provide life-long skills-based learning, IvyMetrix relies on a core group of seasoned mentors with demonstrated academic excellence & professional success. IvyMetrix proudly makes this expert knowledge base available to help students worldwide reach their personal best.
Founder & CEO
Victoria Tang, Founder & CEO, earned her BA in English literature from Cornell University's College of Arts & Sciences & MBA in international business & marketing from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Growing up in an Ivy League family with two brothers at Yale and third at Columbia, Victoria spent 20+ years building cross-industry & cross-cultural experience, eventually creating IvyMetrix after she recognized the need for international students & families to understand the complex & often stressful US college application process, testing & deadlines. She subsequently established IvyMetrix Pro to meet demand for quality academic & post-baccalaureate career advisory services at the graduate & professional level.
In addition to corporate management positions in international marketing & executive recruitment, Victoria was appointed Global Marketing Director for Alain Ducasse Education in 2012. She has worked with pedagogical teams, educators, administrators & children in a variety of schools (including traditional, alternative, parochial & international) as both an in-class volunteer, communications specialist, and fundraiser. She has served as a principal college admissions mentor, teacher for Literacy Volunteers of America, and private language coach for both children & senior executives.
Her extensive creative & commercial portfolio as a writer, editor & communications specialist includes work with major US & Canadian publishing houses, Agence France Presse & numerous multinationals. She divides time between IvyMetrix & INSEEC MSc / MBA & International BBA, where she serves as a Visiting Professor.
Multilingual in French & German, Victoria has lived and worked in 12 cities in the US and abroad. Her son graduated with a degree in Economics & Mandarin from Harvard and completed his masters in global affairs & economics as a Schwartzman Scholar / Tsinghua University Beijing. He is currently enrolled at Harvard's Kennedy School for a Masters in Public Policy. Her daughter graduated Smith College with a double major in Psychology & Italian. She is currently studying at the University of Pennsylvania to pursue a medical career.
A strong advocate of "whole brain" learning and development of both intellectual & emotional intelligence, Victoria encourages interdisciplinary pedagogy, community engagement & endorses academic methodologies where curiosity, questioning & open dialogue are nurtured between students, parents, faculty & administrators. She strongly supports innovative curricula integrating math, science & technology with the humanities, creative arts & social entrepreneurship, as well as racial inclusivity & gender equality.
Director of Digital Media & Marketing
Alexandra Goffard has lived in both the US & Europe, where she attended The Mead School & International School of Hamburg before moving to Paris, France, where she subsequently attended Marymount International School & earned her IB Diploma at the American School of Paris. In 2017, she graduated with a BA in Psychology and Italian Language & Literature from Smith College, where was the recipient of the Michele Cantarella Memorial “Dante Prize” in her senior year. Former Artistic Director of Smith College's Labrys Literary Magazine & Editor-in-Chief of ASP's award-winning INK Magazine, Alexandra applies her expertise in publishing, information technology, cyber research & community outreach for IvyMetrix's online platforms. She also works one-on-one with students for subject tutoring as an International Academic Mentor. She is currently enrolled at University of Pennsylvania to pursue a career in medicine. She is fluent in English, French & Italian.
Craig Vezina is the former Dean of Students at the American School of Paris (ASP) and founder of the ASP Entrepreneurship Lab. He is also the Executive Director of Z-17.org, a non-profit devoted to teaching social entrepreneurship, design thinking and systems thinking to middle and high school-aged students. Dr. Vezina earned his Ph.D. in Diplomacy and Strategy with a BA from Bowdoin College and Master's from Columbia University in New York City. As an educational leader, Craig is a firm believer that the skills and mind-frames of entrepreneurship can empower youth to both imagine and create their preferred futures.
Strategic Partnerships & Development
Dennis Contreras champions IvyMetrixPro's projects for strategic partnerships & development and has over 25 years of experience in international finance across Europe & Latin America. His extensive professional expertise crosses numerous sectors, including education, technology, finance, real estate, renewable energy, and infrastructure. Currently, he is a professor of finance at INSEAD, INSEEC, ISG and Paris Business School, in addition to his role as a consultant for Crédit Agricole, Indo Suez Wealth Management, and Société Générale. His core experience has been in portfolio management, investment banking & private equity. Dennis earned his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in New York iand MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Illinois USA. He is fluent in English & Spanish.