College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer at The University of Chicago
Former admissions officer at Reed College
Former admissions officer at Whittier College
College Counselor at The Archer School for Girls and Chadwick School
Reed College – Bachelor’s in History
Fairfield University – Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
I came to College Coach with 16 years of college admissions and college counseling experience. I started my career as an assistant director of admission at Reed College, my alma mater, where I ran the transfer program. From there, I went to Whittier College as an associate director, and then moved on to The University of Chicago, again as associate director, where I was in charge of the application reading process and the awarding of our top merit scholarships. The diversity of my experience was very helpful when I transferred to the high school side, where I assisted students applying to colleges at all levels of selectivity.
Get to know me:
I have worked with students interested in:
||Visual and performing arts
||Large state schools
|Small liberal arts colleges
||Two year colleges
||Religiously affiliated schools
I have also worked with:
||Students with learning differences
Why I joined College Coach:
Working in admissions, I most enjoyed my contact with students and families. I loved guiding them through the process. However, once I became a senior admissions officer, my contact with students and their families became very limited. I didn’t have time to guide students in the one-on-one way that I loved. So I decided to become a college counselor at a high school. While that gave me more opportunity to work with students and get to know them, I still had to spend time on administrative duties such as administering Advanced Placement exams. What I love about College Coach is that working with students and their families always comes first.
French literature and cinema, travel
Popular blog posts and press:
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