Two minutes with…Jay Daniyarova
Hi Jay. What do you do here at Kings and how long have you worked here?
At Kings, I work as a Student Success Advisor. I help students succeed academically and provide guidance to transfer to their dream schools. I also help them adjust to American educational system and answer all the questions related to schools and classes they are taking at Cal State Fullerton. I joined Kings in April of 2022. Prior to joining Kings I worked as an ESL instructor, teaching Academic English, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GRE and GMAT classes.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
My favorite part of working at Kings is meeting diverse population of students from all over the world and helping them adjust to American culture and lifestyle as well as educational system in the US. Seeing students succeed and getting admitted to their dreams schools has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience in my career.
What do you like most about Orange County/Los Angeles?
The best part about living in Orange County is having a good mix of busy and relaxed lifestyle. Personally, I love outdoor activities like hiking and mountain climbing and Orange County and Los Angeles offer the best places to practice my passion. Also, I feel very lucky living here and having access to the amazing beaches, famous museums, and many other places to explore. I never feel bored on my weekends. There is always something to explore and learn about this amazing place.
Where is the best place you’ve visited?
The best places for me would be Mt. Baldy, Big Bear, Julian's (it has the best apple pies), Pacific Crest (best zip lining experience), and all the National Parks (American treasure).
What is the last book you read?
No matter how many books I read, the Alchemist has always remained as my #1 book.
What is your favorite film?
One of my favorite movies is Moon (2009).
Who would play you in a film of your life?
Gal Gadot or Zendaya
Which well-known figure would you most like to invite to dinner?
Paulo Coelho (I have so many questions to ask him) and Michelle Obama.
What is your favorite quote?
"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change."