SENG SMPG Facilitators

Our facilitators have one thing in common:

commitment to volunteerism and gifted related community service.

Lin Lim, Ph.D.

“One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.” – Charlie Mackesy

Dr. Lim believes social and emotional needs are often ignored or overlooked by parents and educators, yet research has shown them to be critical components for mental and physical health. Her parenting journey highlighted the importance of these areas of health, typically discounted in Asian culture.

Cherin Escher, M.A.

Without inspiration, nothing moves…. We need to set out with a childlike conviction that anything we can imagine, we can manifest.”

Cherin has an educational background in Philosophy, Literature, and Psychology. Her passion & focus lies within family, children, education & human development.

Susan Chun, M.A., P.P.S

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

Susan is a professional school counselor and an active member of numerous state and national organizations. She earned a Masters of Arts degree in school counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Susan brings her passion for the whole child approach and is a strong advocate for the development and well-being of children.

Danna Drewett, M.A.

Ex Malo Bonum” – Latin saying – From the bad comes the good.

Danna is a former consumer products entrepreneur and quantitative analyst who has found a passion for gifted and twice-exceptional education.  She is the founder of, a website that lists resources for those seeking information for gifted and twice-exceptional learners.

Caroline Lubbe, J.D.

We are each other’s magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

Caroline is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Golden Gate University School of Law. She has a background in litigation, corporate law, and information privacy and left her legal career to assist her son in his educational experience as a twice-exceptional learner.

Rashmii Mahendra, MBA

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

Rashmii is committed to providing resources and tools to help families and educators understand and serve their neurodiverse students better. Her interests are in the field of arts and sciences and she enjoys writing.

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