Jennifer is an experienced consultant having worked in one of the top three management consulting firms for two years dealing with national clients in retail and financial sectors. She happily shifted into the education industry ten years ago, working on policy, teaching, and consulting in college and graduate admissions. She has logged over seven years in the classroom–writing curriculum and providing professional development. She has also worked with prospective NCAA athletes in the areas of academics as well as compliance for top Division I programs.
Education BA/MA specifics
Area of Expertise
A little more in-depth:
What I like most about being a Stratus Consultant:
That every client is unique and makes me think outside of the box to provide individualized services that are specifically tailored to his or her personal needs.
One piece of advice I would share with someone who is applying to college or graduate school:
Applicants should know their “Why.” “Why” is why are they going to college, “Why” are they pursuing that particular field of study? It is important to make sure the “Why” is their own.
Highlight or greatest accomplishment while working with Stratus:
While working with a candidate for graduate admissions to teacher education programs, I faced a tough task of narrowing the applicant’s pool of choices from thirteen to five schools to which she would apply. Through careful questioning and getting to know the applicant’s passions in education, I was able to help her narrow the list. From there, success continued in our relationship because of the degree to which I knew the candidate. I was able to ensure that her essays portrayed an accurate picture of who she was beyond her transcript. This resulted in her admissions to her top choice, USC Rossier School of Education. Without having that personal connection, I could have easily critiqued her writing, but I would not have been able to help her infuse a part of her persona into each carefully selected word. The greatest service Stratus provides is being able to provide answers when our clients, at times, are unsure of the questions they should be asking.
3 Random Facts:
– I was an ice skater for ten years.
– I have three children – two of whom are twins!
– I was once a bat girl for the New York Yankees.