The College Consortium
Innovative College Counseling
When I established The College Consortium, the goal was to create the most well-informed, well-connected, ethical and creative consortium of experts and professionals in the current college admissions process. Through daily exchanges with multiple professional organizations, we share questions, concerns and offer solutions. Sources include university admission officers, independent consultants and high school counselors through NACAC, HECA, IECA and the UCLA CAP list serve. The benefit to students and families is an innovative "consortium" of knowledge and experience to support them through the college application process.
Every year the professional intention of The College Consortium is to guide students and families through the college research and decision-making process calmly and with a sense of purpose. The goal is to help students find an academic "home", where their knowledge and perspectives will expand, where they will develop skills and tools for a global economy and where they will make lifelong friends.
After meeting with each student, we determine specific goals and set up a personalized program for the greatest success. Programs include crafting a tailored college list, creating the strongest profile possible for the admissions application and creative writing exercises for successful, dynamic college essays. Most importantly, we help students stay focused and organized throughout the process.
I am an Independent Educational Consultant (IEC) and member of the most ethical and prestigious organizations in college counseling; NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counselors), Professional Member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association),WACAC (Western Association of College Admissions Counselors), HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association), and SACAC (Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors). I have also completed the UCLA College & Career Counseling Certificate with Distinction as well as the American College Consulting for the International Student course at University of California, Irvine.
I have been a Site Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth since 2005 and was the keynote speaker at the JHU CTY "Pathways to College" program at University of San Francisco in 2015. As Co-Leader of HECA Pasadena, we organize events with admission's officers from colleges throughout the United States. The College Consortium has provided presentations and guidance to students at highly rigorous high schools in Southern California and Northern California as well as community based organizations. I have conducted College Essay Workshops and workshops on Presenting Your Strongest Application for students of Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco and UCLA in 2015 & 2016.
I have been a member of the Tuft's Parents Leadership Council, Bowdoin 1794 Society and the SMU Parent Leadership Council as well as Co-Chair of the Harvard-Westlake Parents of Alumni Committee. I have lived in Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France....and confidently guided my 3 children through the college process.