My passion for working with students began fifteen years ago as a volunteer in public schools. After working with students at every level in public, private and charter schools, I obtained a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, Earned With Distinction. I completed my practicum experience in 2010 in the College Readiness Program at Summit Preparatory High School, recently ranked by Newsweek magazine as one of the country’s 10 Most Transformative High Schools.
I have personally toured over 125 colleges and universities, and continue to add to my list annually. I am a member of the Higher Education Consultant’s Association (HECA), the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) and regularly attend conferences to stay current in the field of college advising.
Prior to having children of my own, I worked for the Dallas International Sports Commission (a non-profit economic development organization) and as a financial consultant/analyst for Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) and Wells Fargo Bank. I grew up in Scarsdale, New York and Scottsdale, Arizona, and graduated with a B.A. in Economics from University of Arizona.
To learn more about my background and college advising philosophy, see the article written by InMenlo.