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Team Bios


Brad Wertheimer

Brad Wertheimer

co-Founder and President

Brad Wertheimer is co-Founder and President of Access American Education. A practicing attorney, licensed in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a JD from Rutgers University-Camden. Brad has worked as a trial attorney for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender since 1984 and resides in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters.

Ken Cooper

Ken Cooper


Ken Cooper co-founded Access American Education in 2008. Ken holds an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Pierce College in Philadelphia and works as a paralegal focusing on business development and strategic planning while specializing in finance, real estate and transactional law. Later in his legal career, Ken worked as a pro bono specialist.
Phone: (856) 308-5426

Judy Irwin

Judy Irwin works with AAE to encourage U.S. colleges and universities to enhance their international student population and expand their overseas connections.

As senior principal of Connect Globally, Judy is committed to the success of international student endeavors undertaken by U.S. colleges and universities. With over 30 years in the higher education arena, she has strong relationships with U.S. higher education institutions and associations, federal agencies, globally focused organizations and the United States diplomatic community.


Rachel Weisgerber

Rachel Brown


Rachel Brown is the Program Coordinator for Access American Education, coordinating business efforts with AAE partner institutions. Rachel resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Delaware and an alumna of the Peace Corps. Prior to joining AAE, Rachel worked in the legal field before moving into education as an English teacher in Japan and Africa.



Duyen Nguyen

Director of Operations, AAE-Vietnam

Duyen Nguyen is a Licensed Education Specialist registered by the Government of Vietnam’s Ministry of Education (MOET). Duyen studied in the United States after graduating with a computer sciences degree from the Ho Chi Minh City Open University (HCMCOU) in Vietnam. Duyen strictly follows and supports all American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) certification requirements. As such, she guarantees comprehensive and professional responsibility concerning student recruitment; strictly maintains good conduct throughout all activities, endorses standards, and ensures transparency. Duyen has excellent ongoing relationships with both the U.S. Consulate General’s office and the U.S. Commercial Service in Vietnam, EducationUSA, and MOET. Duyen is a leader in today’s growing knowledge industries arena and a visionary in international recruitment standards, student mobility, and international college trends.

Pho Tran

Assistant to the Director

Pho Tran has worked in the international student recruitment field for nearly 12 years and is an expert in facilitating overseas study procedures, specifically in the United States, Australia, Canada and Singapore. Before joining AAE, she was an overseas study office manager of IEI, VNU-HCM. Pho specializes in hosting educational fairs, as well as coordinating and operating cultural exchange programs in Thailand and Vietnam. She has also been a Master of Ceremonies for many events in Ho Chi Minh City.

Lan Vu

Marketing Coordinator

LanVu graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology University (HUFLIT) with a major in International Relations. With nearly 2-years of working experience in organizing social projects for children and students, as well as participating in community development, she is now Marketing Coordinator at AAE-Viet Nam. She actively engages in AAE seminars and recruitment fairs and also assists students with their application and visa interview process.

Tai Nham

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Tai Nham graduated from the Foreign Trade University, Ho Chi Minh City Campus, and completed a course on Applied Professional Marketing at Vietnam’s BMG International Education. Prior to working at AAE, Tai planned and executed Digital Marketing Agency’s communication plans for brands in different fields. With his strength and knowledge of communication and marketing, he is now in charge of building AAE’s brand and marketing for all AAE’s activities.

Tuyen Vo

Business Development Specialist

Tuyen Vo received her Bachelor’s degree from Vietnam’s Foreign Trade University where she majored in International Business. With several years of experience in Education Consulting and specializing in U.S education, she has a great understanding of student needs and expectations. In addition, she always seeks out the best available option for the students she advises. Over the course of her career, Tuyen has successfully helped many students get admission to top universities in the United States. Moreover, she plays an important role for connecting partners locally and internationally to benefit both parties.



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Philadelphia Office

Access American Education
1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 854-6443
Fax: (215) 569-0216

Vietnam Office
R. 102, First Floor, Lant Building
56 – 58 – 60 Hai Ba Trung, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: 848-3827-4243
Fax: 84 8-38 27 42 45