As an independent educational consultant (also known as an independent college counselor and mentor), I approach my work as a guide in a "choose your own adventure" novel, with the "adventure" being the future and the "novel" being life. This adventure is a serious and important one, not to be taken lightly. And it is process that can certainly have lightness and -yes, even joy - in it!
I work with students from start to finish of the college admission’s process on the path of a successful career, with the journey beginning by supporting each student to find his or her best fit schools and the journey ending in saying ‘yes’ to the adventure ahead. I am not just a college counselor but I am essentially a coach, mentor, "fairy godmother auntie" and teacher rolled into one. While I don't make dreams come true with a swish of my wand, I do help to make my students' dreams clear and the application process be one of straightforwardness and ease.
...is to support every student in reaching their highest potential - to support them in becoming confident in heart, conscientious in mind, caring in spirit, and successful and happy on their chosen vocational path.
I am passionate about teaching and supporting young adults to find their respective way in the world. As a teenager, I sought this kind of guidance and did not find it. My longing for a coach and mentor on my path to adulthood was the inspiration for the work I do today as an independent educational consultant.
I hold a Bachelor's degree Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College, and I followed this course of study with a Master of Fine Arts from Naropa University. After five years as a high school teacher, in 2012 I began focusing on college counseling, tutoring and mentoring, and have completed the highly regarded Independent Educational Consultant Certification course through UC Irvine. In 2018, I will become a full member of IECA, the Independent Educational Consultant Association.
In addition to tutoring and guidance work, I am a theater director, a runner, an outdoor enthusiast, a joyful wife, a puppy mama, and true lover of all things creative.