Meet Albany!

Meet Albany!

counselor profile
counselor profile

Albany Vega, College Counselor

Albany Vega has been focused on college admission, counseling, and access since her college days as a first-generation student. That led her to earning her master’s in Education, Culture, and Society (where her thesis was titled "The Middle of Nowhere: College Access for 1st Gen, Low Income, Rural Students").


Albany has served as a College Completion Success Coach for CollegeTrack, a national organization focused on supporting students from 9th grade through college graduation, and as an undergraduate application reader for both UC Berkeley and Stanford University. For the last 3 years, Albany has been the College Access, Persistence, & Success Director for C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California. She counsels her own caseload of students, in addition to planning a 7-day college tour for rising juniors, a 7-day college summit for rising seniors, a bootcamp to support students in the transition to college, and a partnership with LAUSD to host and produce the College Day conference for hundreds of LAUSD students.


Albany earned her bachelor's degree from UCLA (go BRUINS) in Comparative Literature, with minors in Education Studies and Chicana/o Studies. She loves exploring LA, dancing (bachata classes currently and has been previously certified to teach Zumba!), and was recently selected as Rising Professional of the Year by her sorority, a national Latina-based organization.

Education & Experience

B.A., Comparative Literature, UCLA

M.A., Education, Culture, and Society

College Completion Success Coach, CollegeTrack

Undergraduate Application Reader, UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Application Reader, Stanford University

College Access, Persistence, & Success Director, C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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