Risa graduated from Duke University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Global Health, a focus study in Global Education Development, and a minor in Turkish Language and Culture. Prior to her university studies, she attended an IB high school in her hometown of Seattle. At Duke, she was a Bass Connections Education and Human Development Research Scholar.
Risa specializes in advising students for US university and boarding school admissions. Risa is TEFL-certified and tutors a wide range of IB subjects including TOK and EE. She also works with students on English, SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, SCAT and MAP preparation.