Founder

Salima Rasul

Salima Rasul

Biography

Bloom was established by Salima F. Rasul, who has extensive professional experience guiding students through the complexities of the admissions process, helping students gain entrance to programs that include private, independent, undergraduate, and graduate schools across the US, Canada, and abroad. Through her educational background and previous work in this field, she is uniquely qualified to assist students in finding their fit and helping them achieve their educational goals.

On the career counselling side, in addition to her professional work in this area, Salima served as Career Representative for her class at Columbia Business School, assisting fellow students in career and industry changes and advancement. Salima is passionate about career counselling, seeing it as an imperative service to help students bridge the gap between their academic and professional lives.

Educational background

  • York House School
    Vancouver, BC (K-8)
  • Middlesex School
    Concord, MA (9-12)
    High School Diploma
  • Brown University
    Providence, RI
    BA in International Relations, BA in History
  • Columbia University
    New York, NY
    MBA

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Salima Rasul
Founder

Salima Rasul

Salima is passionate about career counselling, seeing it as an imperative service to help students bridge the gap between their academic and professional lives.
William Briskin
Consulting, Executive Functioning, Standardized Testing

William Briskin

Will provides a full suite of educational services from tutoring and standardized test prep to essay editing and university consulting.
Richard Andrzej
Math & Science Tutoring/ Standardized Testing

Richard Andrzej

Richard is a freelance software developer working with various startups in the Austin, TX area. He has tutored for the last twelve years, working primarily in math and science.
Conor Trahar
Social Sciences & Humanities Tutoring/ Standardized Testing

Conor Trahar

Conor graduated from UBC and now works at the institution full-time. With several years of experience, he is looking to pursue a career in administration and project management.
Taylor Kungle
Social Sciences & Humanities Tutoring/ Standardized Testing

Taylor Kungle

Taylor has known Salima since 2011, when she was a high school student looking for guidance on international college admissions.