Sai Somboon

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience
Former admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania
Former graduate admissions coordinator at Ohio State University
Former application reader at New York University Abu Dhabi
Former independent college advisor


Franklin and Marshall College – Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Dance
The Ohio State University – Master of Fine Arts, Dance

I came to College Coach after working in college admissions for many years. I started my career as regional director of admissions for the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, I read applications for all four undergraduate schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Nursing. In addition, I evaluated applications to several specialized and dual degree programs, such as the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T), the Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management (LSM), the Nursing and Health Care Management (NHCM) Program, the Digital Media Design Program, and the 7 Year Bio-Dental Program. In graduate school, I redesigned the BFA in Dance auditions/admissions procedures. I have also worked as an independent counselor for international students overseas.

Get to know me:


I have worked with students interested in:

Science Technology Engineering
Mathematics Pre-med Pre-dentistry
Nursing Pre-law Business
Journalism Visual and performing arts Music
Theater Dance Architecture
Computer science ROTC Honors programs
Ivy league Large state schools Small liberal arts colleges
Graduate programs


I have also worked with:

Athletes International students Non-traditional students
Transfer students First-generation students


Why I joined College Coach:
As a young man growing up in Thailand, applying to college felt like an impossible feat. I looked at all types of schools - from small liberal arts colleges with intimate classes to big state schools with giant stadiums. As it turns out, I went to college with less than two-thousand students in central Pennsylvania and loved every moment. I became a Buckeye in graduate school alongside more than forty-thousand students in scarlet and gray. When I was as an admissions officer, I cherished working with students and families. I enjoyed answering questions, dispelling myths and making the process more accessible and manageable. Seeing the journey unfold from the first questions to the acceptance letters is incredibly rewarding. College admissions is ultimately about fit. I am grateful for the professional experiences I have gathered in many years of working with students and families, and I am thrilled to be able to share my skills with future college students.

Dance, choreography, writing, fitness, travel, cooking

Get in touch with College Coach today to start working with Sai or one of our other educational consultants.