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    Nan Yuasa

    Senior Director

    • B.A., Georgetown University
    • M.A. in School Counseling, Seton Hall University
    • Alumni Interviewer for Georgetown University
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    Amy Chatterjee

    Director

    • M.S. in Secondary School Counseling, Villanova University
    • Former College Consultant, CUNY at Home in College
    • Former Coordinator of Collegiate Programming, Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
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    Paige Peterkin

    College Counselor

    • BA in Theatre and Spanish, Williams College
    • Former Admissions Panelist and Head Tour Guide, Williams College
    • Former Standardized Test Prep Tutor, Berkshire Farm Center
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    Katie Sprague

    Director

    • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and M.Ed. in School Counseling, Columbia University
    • Former School Counseling Intern, High School for Math, Science, and Engineering
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    Jennifer Turano

    College Counselor

    • B.A. in Psychology, Cornell Unviersity
    • Former Alumni Admissions Interviewer for Cornell
    • Member of NACAC and NYSACAC
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    Meredith Graham

    Director of College Counseling

    • Former Associate Director of Admissions, Cornell University
    • Former Associate Director of the University Service Center, Boston University
    • Former Academic Advisor, Purdue University
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    Eva Dodds

    Director of College Counseling

    • President, Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling 2016-2017
    • A.S., Harvard Graduate School of Education; M.Ed., John Carroll University; B.A., College of Wooster
    • Over 20 years of experience guiding thousands of students
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    Vince Valenzuela

    Director

    • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Villanova
    • Former Director of Admissions, Rutgers Preparatory School
    • 1990 graduate of West Windsor Plainsboro South
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    Jordan Kanarek

    Director of Counseling for MD, DC, and VA

    • Admissions Intern, Gettysburg College, 2013
    • Director of Private Tutoring, The Princeton Review of Washington, D.C., 2013-2015
    • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
    • Invited Speaker, Johns Hopkins Pathway to College
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    Rhiannon Schade

    Director

    • Former Admissions Counselor, Sweet Briar College
    • M.S.Ed. in Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania
    • Former Graduate Assistant for Admissions and Financial Aid, University of Pennsylvania
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    Nikayla Loy

    College Counselor

    • Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership, Drexel University
    • Read and evaluated several thousand applications for Drexel University
    • Deep knowledge of biomedical engineering field
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    Casey Near

    Director

    • Former Admissions Counselor, Mills College
    • Summa cum laude graduate, Scripps College
    • Outstanding Collegewise Counselor Award, 2014
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    Abby van Geldern

    College Counselor

    • Former Admissions Counselor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • Former Women’s Soccer Coach, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • Former Admissions Ambassador, Saint Lawrence University
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    Jenny Peacock

    Director

    • Former Director of Admissions, William Peace University
    • Former Associate Director of Admissions, Peace University
    • Transfer Admissions Expert
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    Rebecca Putter

    Senior Director

    • Summa cum laude graduate, NYU
    • M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, UT Austin
    • Former Pre-Law Advisor and Career Coach, UT Austin
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    Liz Pack

    College Counselor

    • B.A., Psychology & Music, UNC Chapel Hill
    • M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, UT Austin
    • Former Admissions Counselor, UNC Chapel Hill and UT Austin
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    Darcy Hoberman

    Director of College Counseling

    • M.A. in School Counseling, The George Washington University
    • Former high school English teacher, School Counselor, and Director of College Counseling at local San Antonio schools
    • Member of NACAC, TACAC, and IECA
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    Monica Gallego Rude

    Director

    • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
    • Completing Doctorate with the Institute of Education, University College London
    • Worked in admissions in Taiwan, US, and UK
    • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
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    Marisela Gomez

    Director

    • M.A. in Educational Administration, Santa Clara University
    • Former Associate Director of Admissions, Santa Clara University
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    Katie Konrad Moore

    Managing Director

    • Counseled over 500 students since 2004
    • Collegewise Counselor of the Year, 2014
    • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
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    Tom Barry

    College Counselor

    • M.Ed., Stanford University
    • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Colorado College
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    Liz Marx

    Director

    • B.A., Wesleyan University
    • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
    • Former Casting Director for Universal Studios, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox
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    Tara Swoboda

    Director of College Counseling

    • Former Assistant Director/Program Specialist, USC Marshall School of Business
    • Former Scholarship Auditor and International Field Study Staff, University of Southern California
    • B.A. and Peer Counselor, University of California at Berkeley
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    Lisa Caruso

    College Counselor

    • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
    • Magna cum laude graduate, University of California – Irvine
    • Former Advisor and Admissions Officer, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara
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    Kirsten Hanson-Press

    College Counselor

    • Former Executive Director, Parents Education League of Los Angeles
    • Successful career as a film commercial and music video producer
    • Member of NACAC and WACAC
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    Erin Buoen

    College Counselor

    • M.S. in School Counseling (Applied Behavior Analysis)
    • Former College and Career Counselor, Aveson Global Leadership Academy
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    Maureen Gelberg

    College Counselor

    • Former Admissions Officer, USC and University of Michigan
    • Has reviewed more than 15,000 applicant files
    • Former Application Reader, UCLA; Faculty Member at UCLA Extension
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    Katherine Folkman

    Director

    • Former College and Career Counselor, Mira Costa High School
    • M.A. in Counseling, Loyola Marymount University
    • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
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    Leigh Weissman

    College Counselor

    • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Sacred Heart University
    • Former Manager, Division I Men’s Basketball, Quinnipiac University
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    Chelsea Block

    Managing Director

    • M.Ed. in School Counseling, USC
    • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
    • B.A., University of Michigan
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    Allison Lopour

    Managing Director

    • Counseled over 500 students since 2007
    • Collegewise Master Counselor
    • Former Admissions Counselor, University of Redlands
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    Michael Banks

    College Counselor

    • M.S. in College Student Personnel, University of Tennessee
    • Former Admissions Counselor, University of Missouri
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    Noor Haddad

    College Counselor

    • Worked in International Programs Division at UC Irvine
    • Worked in international test prep at The Princeton Review
    • B.A. in Spanish, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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    Nicole Pilar

    College Counselor

    • Two time Fulbright Scholar (2014-15, 2015-16)
    • B.A. in Political Studies, Pitzer College
    • Invited Speaker, Johns Hopkins Pathway to College
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    Breanne Boyle

    Senior Director

    • Collegewise Master Counselor
    • Certificate in College Counseling, UC San Diego; B.A. in English, Miami University
    • Government Relations Committee Chair, Western Association of College Admissions Counseling
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    Megan Carlier

    College Counselor

    • B.A., California State University, San Marcos
    • M.Ed., University of South Carolina
    • Former Admissions Counselor, University of South Carolina
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    Sandi Zwick

    College Counselor

    • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA; M.Ed., USC; B.A. in Child and Family Development, CSU Long Beach
    • Member of NACAC, WACAC, and IECA
    • Experience working with performing arts students headed to college
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    Arun Ponnusamy

    Chief Academic Officer

    • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, University of Chicago
    • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Caltech
    • Former Application Reader, UCLA
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    Monica Brown

    College Counselor

    • B.A., Stanford University
    • M.Ed., Harvard University
    • Former Senior Admissions Officer, Harvard University
    • Former Assistant Director of Admission, Wellesley College
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    Laura Dicas

    College Counselor

    • Master’s degree in Public Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Former Associate Director of Admissions, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Millsaps College and Spring Hill College
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    Meg Mahoney

    College Counselor

    • Counseled over 200 students globally
    • B.S., Northeastern University; Ed.M., Harvard University; M.Ed., UMass Boston; College Counseling Certificate, UCLA; Licensed MA School Counselor
    • Former Outside Application Reader, Bentley University
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    Christopher R. LaBounty

    College Counselor

    • Former Admissions Counselor, MIT
    • MBA, Boston University
    • M.A. in Teaching, Northeastern University
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    Colleen Boucher-Robinson

    College Counselor

    • Co-author, The Collegewise Guide to Summer Planning
    • M.A. in English Language and Literature
    • Magna cum laude graduate, Loyola University Chicago
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    Nandita Gupta

    College Counselor

    • Read over 7000 applications during her tenure as an admissions officer at Stanford University
    • Princeton graduate; thesis on college accessibility & readiness
    • Managed Stanford’s alumni interview program in two regions
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    Tim Magee

    College Counselor

    • Former Associate Professor of English, Westchester Community College
    • Winner of SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
    • M.A. in Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona
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    Cara Camire

    College Counselor

    • M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts – Boston
    • B.A. in Psychology, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
    • 12 years of experience in college/guidance counseling
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    Nick Manuszak

    College Counselor

    • Former Campus Manager and Associate Director, Summer Discovery at UT Austin and University of Michigan
    • Experience working with student athletes
    • Has spent 8 years working in education
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    Jazzmin Estebane

    College Counselor

    • B.A., Yale University
    • Former Admissions Officer and Assistant Dean of Admissions, Pomona College
    • Former Summer Recruitment Coordinator, Yale Undergraduate Admissions
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    Kailey Hockridge

    College Counselor

    • M.A. Psychological Counseling, Ed.M. Mental Health Counseling, Columbia University
    • Former Assistant Head Counselor for a private college counseling company
    • Co-author, "A Structural Analysis of Constructs Related to the Adaptation to College"
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