College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer at Boston College
Former admissions officer at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Former admissions officer at Lafayette College
Former admissions officer at Ursinus College
Former college counselor at Castilleja School
Lafayette College – Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
I got my first taste of admissions through my undergraduate work-study at Lafayette College where, in addition to filing a lot of paper, I interacted with students and families as a tour guide and admissions panelist. However, it was only when I was away from a college environment working as a Civil Engineer that I realized how much I missed working with students at this important time in their lives. I spent the first part of my admissions career working at small liberal arts colleges on the East Coast, before joining the undergraduate admission staff at Boston College where I reviewed applications to all four undergraduate programs. After more than a decade working in admissions, I wanted to have more insight into the student experience in the college process. My curiosity took me to Northern California where I worked as a college counselor at Castilleja School, a highly selective private girls high school, helping students apply to the most competitive colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. After my time at Castilleja School, I moved to the Midwest to manage the undergraduate international admission process at a large public university, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I reviewed applications for admission to the College of Engineering. Through these experiences I’ve had the privilege of traveling across the nation and around the world (20+ countries), meeting and working with students and families to share my knowledge and expertise of the nuances of the college process.
Get to know me:
I have worked with students interested in:
||Accelerated medical - BS/MD
|Visual and performing arts
||Large state schools
||Small liberal arts colleges
|Two year colleges
||Religiously affiliated schools
I have also worked with:
|High school admissions
||Students with learning differences
Why I joined College Coach:
Working with students during the college search process is truly my calling. I feel it is a privilege to be a part of such an exciting time in a young person's life. I love witnessing the personal growth and discovery that occurs as students take ownership of the process, allowing them to craft essays and applications that are uniquely personal. Finding the best 'fit' is a family adventure, one that may seem daunting, but can be fun and exciting when equipped with the appropriate tools. I find it so rewarding to answer questions, dispel myths, and break down the college process so that students and families feel informed and empowered.
Traveling, Cooking, Running, Yoga, Cheese
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