Jatin Rao has served, since 2017, as an associate at Rao Advisors LLC, a Texas firm to counsel students about all things college: readiness, financial planning, selection, strategy and admissions.
He has spoken at numerous customer webinars and in-person seminars on the road, usually in Austin or Houston, about high school preparedness. He fields audience questions from students and parents after live presentations; develops Excel models that chart college admissions data through blog posts on the firm's website; conducts “School to College” youth camps by creating presentations and quizzes for camp course content; provides advice to families about test-prep and high school course navigation during one-on-one counseling sessions.
Jatin is interested about Japanese culture and in his second semester of learning Japanese. He is an avid sports fan having co-led his high school's varsity tennis team. He is a devout ping pong player and likes to analyze football, ice hockey, and baseball.
In high school, Jatin was a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition in 2019-20, the only student in his graduating class of 726 students to win the distinction. He was chosen by his 26,000-student school district to serve as a student Ambassador. As co-captain of his school's Quiz League team, he won the inter-scholastic tournament as a Sophomore, and a runner-up place as a Junior. He was his school's only National AP scholar completing 15 AP courses with twelve 5s and three 4's. He scored a perfect 36 on his Math and Reading ACT sections, and a 790 on his Math SAT.