Sara Calvert-Kubrom

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience:
Former admissions officer at Lewis & Clark College
Former leader of the N.U.in Program, a freshman study abroad program, in collaboration with the Office of Admission at Northeastern University

 

Education:
Lewis & Clark College – BA in Hispanic Studies and Sociology & Anthropology
Boston College – Master of Social Work (MSW)

Background:
My passion for higher education and working with students began as a resident assistant, admissions overnight host, and study abroad enthusiast as an undergraduate student  at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Working with high school and college students has been at the core of my professional experiences ever since. My first few years out of college included serving as an AmeriCorps member, working in public health, and teaching yoga. I later worked for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Boston College and subsequently served as a lead administrator of a freshman study abroad program at Northeastern University in collaboration with their admissions team.  While at Northeastern, I worked with faculty, deans, students, and parents in a wide-array of academic disciplines in several countries.  It was exciting to provide robust academic and cultural experiences for students all over the world as they started college before returning to Boston to pursue the rest of their degree. I most recently served as an admissions officer at my alma mater, where I recruited students of diverse academic interests primarily from the East coast, California, and Arizona, and worked with applicants from all over the United States and the world. While at Lewis & Clark I worked with deposited students taking a gap year, coordinated the college’s release of admissions decisions, served as an athletics liaison working with athletic coaches and recruits, helped oversee visit and student-interviewer programs, and managed and trained new admissions counselors. 

Get to know me:

 

I have worked with students interested in:

Science Engineering Mathematics
Pre-med Pre-dentistry Nursing
Pre-veterinary Physical therapy Pre-law
Business Journalism Visual and performing arts
Music Theater Dance
Art Computer science Teaching/education certification
ROTC Ivy League Large state schools
Small Liberal Arts Colleges Religiously affiliated schools

 

I have also worked with:

Athletes International students Transfer students
First-generation students Students with Learning Differences

 

Why I joined College Coach:
As the daughter of a young widow and wife of a first generation American, I have seen first-hand the transformative power of higher education. It is a true honor to support families as they navigate this next chapter of life.  Applying to college can be a simultaneously stressful and exciting time for students and their families.  While validating the intensity of this life experience, I enjoy empowering students to utilize effective communication and organizational techniques to take control of their college search and application process.  Education enables students to grow personally, academically, and professionally, and it is exciting to help students find a college or university that is the right fit.  My goal is to make all families feel comfortable navigating the college application process and use my experience in the admission profession to demystify the process and have some fun along the way.

Hobbies:
I love to make healthy food delicious, explore Portland, Oregon’s food scene, hike, dance salsa, go to Zumba classes, do yoga, learn about foreign languages & cultures, and spend time with my family while exposing our son to the many wonders and adventures life has to offer.  I also grew up as an avid dancer (mostly ballet), singer, and musical theater performer. Although I was not a music major, I received a music talent scholarship and participated in choir and vocal music programming throughout my undergraduate experience. I have carried my love of music into my adult-life through singing in a choir at church and incorporating singing and music into my daily life as much as possible. As a college student, I was a summer camp counselor with a passion for teaching teens how to love the outdoors.

Get in touch with College Coach today to start working with Sara Calvert-Kubrom or one of our other educational consultants.