The Cortex Team

The Founders

Our innovative consulting approach is designed by three Mission San Jose High School graduates who were accepted to Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth, Duke, CalTech, Cornell, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, and every UC.


Amy Do

Amy graduated with highest honors from Dartmouth as a Presidential Scholar. Previously, Amy worked at Google for 10 years, specializing in education and knowledge management in her role as Global Product Lead.

Since 2003, she has helped over 200 students with college applications. 


Daniel Do

Daniel is a scholar of Neuroscience and Philosophy at Yale. He was admitted to Yale, Duke, Dartmouth, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, and many other top universities.

Daniel is a TEDx speaker, former Founder and President of a K-8 educational company, and founder of


James Do

James graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in Human Biology. He then achieved his J.D. (Doctor of Law) and worked at two of the world's most influential law firms.

He co-founded Perfect 1600, the Bay Area's leading SAT prep company, more than 12 years ago, and has served over 1,000 students since.

The Consultants

We carefully select every Consultant based on their ability to bring out the best in their students through personal connection and inspiration.

Every consultant has years of mentoring experience, and holds one or more degrees from top universities.


Maria Interrante


Michelle Atallah

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Cecilia Lang-Ree


Samir Malhotra

Sarah Cramer

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Nirosha Perera

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Jimmy Ruck

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Nikesh Patel


Kyle Randall

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Arifeen Rahman


Karla Gonzalez

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Sauradeep Sinha