I am an independent college admissions counselor based in New York City. I help high school students arrive at a deeper understanding of their authentic interests, values and goals, aid them in finding best fit colleges, and support them as they prepare authentic and impactful applications. I love helping students get in touch with what excites them and then supporting them in bringing those interests to life, both in high school and beyond. I visit around 30 colleges each year and regularly speak with admissions officers to learn about the latest trends in admissions.
I hold a Certificate in College Admissions and Career Planning from UC Berkeley, and I am a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC), and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). I hold a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where I was recognized with distinction by the Dean of Harvard College for my teaching, and I have also taught at The Dalton School. I formerly worked as an application essay coach at Prep for Prep, the nation’s premier program for placing gifted students of color in highly selective private schools. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Columbia University, where I have also served as an admissions interviewer.