Our Mission

Satorivy International Education Services was founded in February 2014 and is the work of two energetic US-educated Chinese women living in the US. As we believe that every student should have opportunities to chase their dreams, we strive to provide the most suitable resources and services in the US to fulfill their potential. With a combined experience of international education and services for over 20 years, we are committed to bridge the education gap between the US and China.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

— William Butler Yeats

Our Team

IVY CHEN, FOUNDER

Ivy Chen absolutely loves working with young kids! She deeply believes that every child has unique talent. In Feb 2014, she established IvyHeadway’s youth scholarship program, focusing on helping international students study in the US. She is passionate about helping young students discover their curiosity and creativity through art and STEM projects in Silicon Valley. Ivy Chen has a M.S.E.E and over 15 years of ASIC design experience at leading edge semiconductor technology companies. She also specializes in career counseling for new graduates and enjoys helping articulate what each new graduate wants in their career success.

MICHELLE LIANG NELSON, CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Michelle Liang Nelson is an education consultant at Satorivy Education. She has rich cross-culture educational background and work experience among China, the United States and Europe. Michelle received a BS. in Computer Software from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1995, an MS. in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1999, and a PhD. in Computer Science from Fudan University, Shanghai, in 2013. Her PhD project focused on technology enhanced education, and she worked with team members from Fudan University, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrucken, Germany and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michelle has extensive experience on international education cooperation from her work as a lecturer and coordinator at Fudan University from 2005 to 2013. She loves education and believes it is very rewarding to help students succeed. She has strong bounding with the local communities and works closely with the schools, hosting families and Chinese students in Minneapolis. She wishes to help students to go beyond their potential and develop the gifts within each individual student. At leisure time, Michelle enjoys playing tennis, ping pong, and badminton, and practice yoga. She is looking forward to making friends with the students, and working with them side-by-side and step-by-step to their success.

Our Partners

INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (ITU)

ITU is a unique institution located in the heart of Silicon Valley, which offers graduate degrees and cutting edge training the most sought after majors, including software engineering, digital arts, and electrical engineering.

SOFIA UNIVERSITY

Sofia University is a passionate, dynamic learning community that fosters multiple ways of knowing while embracing diverse paths of spiritual practice and development. Sofia University is dedicated to academic excellence, with a shared commitment to authenticity, inclusivity, cultural humility, ecological stewardship, and service to others.