In 1999, Kelly Chu transitioned from the broadcasting world to the education sector by establishing and directing a scholastic enhancement and college preparatory enterprise, PA College Prep in Irvine. Now, Ms. Chu is seasoned in the intricacies of the Irvine School District and in the complexities of the college selection and application process. She expanded her presence in the field of education by co-funding Pacific Academy in Encinitas and Pacific Academy in Irvine, private college preparatory schools that cater to local and international students in grades 7-12. In working with the exceptionally talented and committed students at Pacific Academy, Ms. Chu determined that, while students’ academic needs were fulfilled, their families struggled to meet the expense of their extracurricular pursuits. As a result, the PA Foundation was created in 2016, ensuring that students will have increased opportunities to develop their unique brilliance. When Ms. Chu takes time away from the field of education, her true passion, she enjoys reading, music, and travel.