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About ALC

ALC was founded in 2016 by Ann Lee and Dave Kim. Ann earned her Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times.  She is the #1 most experienced counselor for U.S. college admissions for Asian students.  Ann Lee has been counseling students for 20 years, serving over 10,000 students. Dave has been counseling students for 10 years, and also has his Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Together, they are the wife-and-husband Harvard duo focused on counseling for a small, select group of students.

Academic Counseling for 9th-10th Grades

ALC has helped countless students overcome academic obstacles, strengthen and define academic interests, and reach their short-term and long-term academic goals. Through carefully designed programs, ALC can help students define goals, create strategies to meet those goals, and improve grades and test scores with solid accountability and expert support...

College Application Consulting for 11th-12th Grades

ALC has helped students receive thousands of acceptances from top U.S. colleges. Through her structured yet individualized college applications programs, she can help students create accurate college lists, unique essays, and strong application packages to help students stand out in the admissions process...

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Dr. Leslie Ann Rabena


Dr. Leslie Rabena was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California. She graduated  magna cum laude with a degree in Biology and minor in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University. Her calling for optometry sparked when she began working at an optometry office in her hometown. She completed optometry school at Southern California College of Optometry. In her free time, she likes to workout, travel, and spend time with her husband and their dog Brody.

Dr. Justin Wong


Dr. Justin Wong is a true born and raised Southern Californian. He grew up in Yorba Linda, completed his undergraduate education at UC Irvine with a degree in Psychology and minor in Biology, and is a graduate from the Southern California College of Optometry. His clinical training includes rotations at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Wellish Vision Institute Laser and Surgery Center in Las Vegas, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Carla Chiu


Dr. Carla Chiu grew up in San Gabriel, California. While she was at UCLA, she found her love for optometry while working at the Optomety clinic at school and going on medical missions. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology and went on to optometry school at the Southern California College of Optometry. When not working, she enjoys running, baking, and drinking lots of boba with her husband.


Optometric Intern Supervisor

Daisy is a UCLA graduate, Go BRUINS!!! She aspires to be an Optometrist that gives back to her community. She loves to travel back and forth between Orange County and Mexico to help with FLOE to give exams and partake in health fairs. Her goal is to provide eye exams and glasses to those who do not have that luxury readily available to them.



I’ve been in the field of ophthalmology/optometry for 7 years. I enjoy bringing out my passion for fashion in the selecting the best frame for our patients needs. I am a food connoisseur. I am also a coffee addict always looking for the next best coffee joint. I love my Cali teams so much I had to name my dog after the G.O.A.T Kobe. GO LAKERS!!!


Optometric Assistant

I have lived in Orange County my whole life. I recently graduated from UCI with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. I originally wanted to be an engineer, but realized it was not for me, and am thrilled to have found optometry instead! During my free time, I like to read, study languages, and visit friends and family.

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We are currently accepting new Class of 2025-28 students. Spots are very limited and being taken quickly; we only accept a few students each year to protect the quality of our counseling program.