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Perceiver Education

At Perceiver, we are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of youth leaders by guiding them to discover their passions, deepen their understanding of complex issues, and develop the courage to tackle real-world problems. We collaborate with top university professors and research institutions to provide high school students with cutting-edge STEM research internship opportunities in advanced lab settings.

Our team brings a wealth of knowledge spanning education, business, and admissions, cultivated over a decade of working closely with students and collaborating with esteemed professors and industry leaders. Our partners include a distinguished group of experts, including former admissions directors, renowned leadership coaches, award-winning STEM consultants, and acclaimed professors from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, UCLA, and USC.

We are committed to shaping the future of our students by providing unparalleled guidance and opportunities for growth. Join us on this transformative journey as we pave the way for success and navigate the path to a brighter future!


Our mission is to develop future leaders, unlocking their full potential by providing innovative impactful platforms.

Core Values

Win-Win-Win: We believe in creating solutions where everyone benefits - students, educators, and the community.

Excellence: We strive for the highest standards in everything we do, from our innovative programs to our commitment to student success.

Agility: Our agility allows us to adapt to new challenges and opportunities, ensuring we meet the evolving needs of our students.

Authenticity: We value honesty, integrity and transparency, fostering genuine connections with our students and partners.


At our core we strive to cultivate the next generation of youth leaders through immersive, real-world research experiences. We are driven by the belief that hands-on engagement with cutting-edge research not only equips young minds with invaluable skills but also empowers them to become proactive leaders who can address complex challenges. 


Since 2014, we have consistently anticipated and addressed emerging educational challenges, pioneering innovative solutions that have reshaped the way we meet the diverse needs of learners. Our legacy is a testament to our enduring commitment to staying at the forefront of educational evolution.

Board of Advisors

The members of the Perceiver Education Board hold top positions within the educational landscape, bringing unmatched expertise and insight to guide our students towards excellence.

Dr. Robert Stephenson

Dr. Robert Stephenson

  • STEM Consultant

  • Emmy Award-Winning Host and Creator of Curious Crew

  • 2010 National Teacher of the Year Finalist

  • 2009-2010 Michigan Teacher of the Year

  • 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Dr. John Moran

Dr. John Moran

  • Transformational education leader driving sustainable change and excellence in the US and China for 30 years

  • Master of Education from Harvard and a Doctorate of Education from USC

  • Seasoned education professional, serving as a Principal, Superintendent, Dean, and Chancellor

  • A published author, motivational speaker, education consultant, and Harvard Interviewer

  • Helped countless students enter top colleges

Mr. Nanxian Chen

Mr. Nanxian Chen

  • Honorary Chairman of Shenzhen Yucai Education Group

  • Founding Principal of Shenzhen Yucai Schools

  • Honorary President at Shenzhen Learning Disorders Association

  • Independent Director at ISS-LINK

  • China National Excellent Educator

Dr. Alex Duke

Dr. Alex Duke

  • MS and Ph.D. in Higher Education

  • Former Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at UCLA

  • Former Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Student Services at USC

  • Former Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • 30+ years of experience in higher education recruiting, admissions, scholarships, enrollment, and student affairs

Dr. Paul Stoltz

Dr. Paul Stoltz

  • The originator of Adversity Quotient® (AQ®)

  • World's leading authority on the integration and application of GRIT and resilience

  • Founder and CEO at PEAK Learning, Inc.

  • Top 10 most influential global thinkers

  • Oversees research in 17 countries as Director of the Global Resilience Project

  • Member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series

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