Vijay Jojo Chokal Ingam

He is an “Affirmative Action Hacktivist” who was successfully admitted to the St. Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine by posing as a black man, despite having a pitifully low GPA. Vijay detailed his misadventures masquerading as a black man in his recent book Almost Black. His story has been featured on more than 100 media outlets, including CNN, NBC, ABC, TIME, FOX, and Huffington Post.


Vijay received his B.A. in Economics without distinction from the University of Chicago,and became a CFA charterholder, an advanced accreditation in finance. Professionally, Vijay works as a career coach, resume writer, and admissions consultant for He has helped thousands of clients get into top educational institutions and secure prestigious jobs by helping them with their resumes, personal statements, application essays, and interview preparation.