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  Kay Lau, USA Ready Study Program Founder and President of Kay Lau & Associates (

USA Ready Study is the educational placement division of Kay Lau & Associates. With more than 30 years of working with schools, we know and understand American high schools. We are known and respected by schools throughout the United States, putting us in the ideal position to represent American middle and high schools to international applicants, as well as to provide college guidance. College placements include New York University (NYU), University of Chicago, University of Michigan, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Pepperdine College, Pomona College, High Point University, University of Southern California (USC), University of Washington, Purdue, Loyola Marymount University, Chicago Institute of the Arts.

Kay Lau & Associates is a marketing company that works with independent school admission departments and advancement offices to help them develop their branding through logos, brochures, websites, web marketing, and annual reports. Their consulting work includes enrollment strategies and fund raising campaigns.

Educational expertise goes beyond just work. Kay Lau is a former trustee at Harvard-Westlake School (Los Angeles, California). Harvard-Westlake School is one of the top day schools in the nation. Kay’s ties with this school continue to be strong. Kay Lau earned her MBA from the University of Southern California and her BA in Economics at UCLA. She has traveled to China since her college days, and visits the country regularly.

Kay Lau is an advisor to The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), a career-centered school for those wishing to enter the field of hospitality. And until recently, she was Chief Advisor for International Relations to the Head of School at the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson Educational Campus, Nevada.

Victoria DyBuncio

Victoria DyBuncio is a Senior Account Executive at Kay Lau & Associates and Program Manager for USA Ready Study. She did her undergraduate studies at the University of the Philippines and graduate studies at Yale University where she received her Masters in Public and Private Management. Victoria and her husband have three children, Chrissie who attended the University of Chicago and is a medical doctor; Jaime who graduated from Davidson College and is a business professional; and their youngest, Bea who graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and is in entertainment marketing.

Advisory Board

Ms. Kay Lau, MBA, President
Kay Lau & Associates
Beverly Hills, California

Mrs. Carol Bernstein, Associate Head for Enrollment Management
Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Mrs. Elizabeth Gregory Riordan, Advisor
Harvard-Westlake School
Los Angeles, California

Rev. Aidan Koh
St. James Episcopal School
Los Angeles, California

Mr. Timothy Lam, Director
The International School of Hospitality
Las Vegas, Nevada

Mr. Paul Schiffman, Retired Head of School
The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
Las Vegas, Nevada

Mr. Zhongliang Tu, Retired Deputy Director
Wuxi Municipal Foreign Affairs Office
Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China

Yin Xie
Teacher, SPS
Harvard University

Mr. Bo Zhao, PhD
Professor, University of Hong Kong
University of Michigan
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