Sai Somboon

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience
Former admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania

Education
Franklin and Marshall College – Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Dance
The Ohio State University – Master of Fine Arts, Dance

Why I joined College Coach:
As a young man growing up in Thailand, applying to college felt like an impossible feat. I looked at all types of schools - from small liberal arts colleges with intimate classes to big state schools with giant stadiums. As it turns out, I went to college with less than two-thousand students in central Pennsylvania and loved every moment. I became a Buckeye in graduate school alongside more than forty-thousand students in scarlet and gray. When I was as an admissions officer, I cherished working with students and families. I enjoyed answering questions, dispelling myths and making the process more accessible and manageable. Seeing the journey unfold from the first questions to the acceptance letters is incredibly rewarding. College admissions is ultimately about fit. I am grateful for the professional experiences I have gathered in many years of working with students and families, and I am thrilled to be able to share my skills with future college students.

I have worked with students interested in:

Science Technology Engineering
Mathematics Pre-med Pre-dentistry
Nursing Pre-law Business
Journalism Visual and performing arts Music
Theater Dance Architecture
Computer science ROTC Honors programs
Ivy league Large state schools Small liberal arts colleges
Graduate programs

 

I have also worked with:

Athletes International students Gap year students
STEM students Transfer students Private school students
Private school admissions ESL students First-generation students
Remote families

 

Background:
I came to College Coach after working in college admissions for many years. I started my career as regional director of admissions for the University of Pennsylvania where I oversaw applications for students interested in arts and sciences, business, nursing and engineering. In graduate school, I redesigned the BFA in Dance auditions/admissions procedures. I have also worked as an independent counselor for international students overseas.

Hobbies
Dance, choreography, writing, fitness, travel, cooking

Get in touch with College Coach today to start working with Sai or one of our other educational consultants.