Our Team


Ling Ding graduated from Tongji Medical University in China and was a physician at Nanshan District Women’s & Children’s Hospital before relocating to the US. Ling handles operations and special projects.


Widya Ishananto has worked in accounting and finance roles for several start-up companies. Her focus has been on providing accounting and financial services for small to medium-sized businesses.


Andrea Ralston has a background in product and services marketing. With experience in technical writing advertising and public relations, she handles marketing outreach, events and special projects at Avalon.

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Zinc has been an integral part of Avalon College Advising since its founding. He is nearly eleven years old and hangs out frequently at the Avalon offices. Zinc is known as a significant stress reliever for the seniors during the late fall months.

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