OUR TEAM

SOL is founded on the principle that this world’s ideals have always come second to our own vices, and that to pretend otherwise is to be compliant in a game that was rigged from the start. At SOL, our team members choose not to get lost in what the world is today, but what it can become.

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WESLEY GONG

Founder and CEO

Consultant Committee Manager

Wesley graduated from the University of Southern California in 2020 with a B.S. in Human Biology and is returning to USC in pursuit of an M.D. With extensive involvement in teaching and mentorship, he wishes to use his experience to disassemble the existing systems that create disparity and reconstruct them as ones that promote equity. 

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JESSE LU

Founder and COO

Consultant Committee Manager

Jesse graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in the summer of 2019 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Finance and Human Computer Interaction. He is currently working as a strategy consultant focused on the TMT sector, and hopes to bring his structured problem solving and analytical perspective to Sol.

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ISHA KANE

Business Admin and Financial Advisor

As a student who's been lucky enough to receive an immense amount of academic support through my net, Isha understands that the situation is not the same for everyone. She believes that education and the resources to succeed shouldn't come with a steep price for students, thus, Isha believes in contributing to this mission that is aiming to change that for the future generation of clinical professionals. 

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AMISH JAIN

Secretary and Client-side Representative

Amish is a Junior at UCLA studying Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology with a minor in Biomedical Research. In addition to his lab and schoolwork, he enjoys recreating recipes from his favorite restaurants and playing tennis. He is excited to be working with Sol because he believes everyone, regardless of their background, should have access to the resources they need to make their dreams possible.

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Vanessa Nguyen

Creative Director

Vanessa is a USC Alumni with a B.A. in Human Biology and minors in Psychology and Theater. After graduating in 2019, Vanessa divides her time between arts and science as an actor and stuntwoman and CEO of her own EMT company. She also loves to box and has two championship belts as a collegiate boxer. Vanessa is excited to be working with SOL because she believes that educational resources should not be barred by financial nor socioeconomic factors and sees SOL as a step in restructuring the world of academia, making it more accessible to the traditionally underserved.

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Kira Chan

Internal Operations Representative

Kira is currently a senior at the University of Southern California completing her coursework towards a B.S. in Biochemistry. As someone who firmly believes that personal finances should never be the sole barrier hindering passionate scholars from achieving their academic goals, she's excited to contribute to an organization whose values closely align with hers. In her free time, Kira enjoys hiking, creating comissioned artwork, and snowboarding.

Our Story

Our Mission

In 2018, Sol was no more than a single-student operation. Our journey started when a prospective medical student at the University of Southern California reached out to the school’s pre-health advising office to propose the start of a freelance tutoring operation. This service offered free private tutoring to ensure that all students, regardless of their financial means, could access personalized instruction for biology, chemistry, physics, and the MCAT that otherwise would have cost them hundreds and thousands of dollars. That was the start of a vision that has been formalized into something greater today.

More than 3 years later, Sol has grown into a medical admissions consulting group. What has never changed is our philosophy: that the core mission of mentorship is in service to our students – not to turn a profit. That’s why at Sol, our consultants put the successes of our applicants first. Our team members are keenly aware that for many students, the outcomes of their applications rarely have anything to do with their actual potential as aspiring physicians, but more so reflect upon parts of their lives that cannot be controlled. We strive to provide top-notch coaching and consulting to those who need it when they need it, no matter the cost.