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College and Graduate Consultant, International Admissions Specialist
Academic Background

Grinnell College

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Concentration: Global Development Studies
Communications and Web Assistant, Multicultural Student Orientation Organizer and Mentor, Actor appearing in 6 campus and 2 professional plays, Alumni Council Member

Work Experience

I am an energetic and enthusiastic College Consulting and Admissions professional who takes pride in helping students achieve their professional and academic goals. My Admissions background involves serving as an Admissions Counselor for the University of California, Berkeley and its Masters of Information and Data Science program, recruiting the best and brightest Analysts, Programmers, and Analytics professionals. This experience and my time working in the Office of Communications at Grinnell College has helped me gain an insider’s perspective as to how prestigious academic institutions market themselves, recruit students, and who they seek to admit.

This insight along with three years of experience in College Consulting work, both domestically and abroad, has helped me understand an important fact: that prestigious academic institutions have a large pool of qualified applicants, but actively need and seek individuals with distinct and diverse perspectives and skill sets. I view it as my role to help students craft an application with a distinct voice and profile, which helps top academic institutions understand their true value. I enjoy helping students accomplish this because it allows us to get to know each other and has allowed me to meet and work with an amazing group of individuals from around the globe. This career path has allowed me to work in and travel to South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Washington D.C.

Area of Expertise

Essay Development, Admissions Process, Program Knowledge and Research (Undergrad)