Contact Counseling

The college and careers counselor, Berta Liao, is at HIS on Tuesdays through Thursdays. Her office hours are by appointment.

To book an appointment, please go to to view one of the available appointment times and click Confirm. All appointments take place in the Counseling Office next to the Principal's Office. Look for the room covered in college posters and banners!

Or, use the HIS College Counseling Contact Form.

Meet the Counselor

Berta has worked for several years helping students in Taiwan achieve success with their college applications. She has a Certificate in College Counseling earned with Distinction from UCLA and Bachelors and Masters degrees in Political Science from MIT.

Before moving into the field of education, her career spanned a broad range of industries and companies: from large corporations such as UMC and Lehman Brothers, to a NGO and a startup Internet company. Her focus in all of these organizations was always marketing and communications. She uses her marketing experience and expertise to help students identify and effectively communicate their talents. Born and raised in the U.S., Berta is a Taiwanese-American who has lived in Taiwan since 2001.

She is a member of the Professional Development Committee with the International Association for College Admissions Counseling, the largest global association focused on facilitating the interaction among counselors, students, and higher education institutions. Berta has presented at higher education conferences, visits on average over 20 institutions of higher education around the world each year, and speaks Mandarin.