It felt like we sent Blake on a journey in a faraway land, and he got a tour guide who told him what paths to try and which to turn away from. Not having been in this strange land ourselves, as parents, our greatest fear was we would give wrong directions. Great experience, comfortable for Blake from start to finish!
BILL, PARENT OF BLAKE CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Collegewise helped make my daughter’s college application process smooth and painless. In the end, my daughter was accepted to and will be attending her first choice school, USD. I could not be more thrilled for Alana, and I owe so much to Collegewise for making my daughter’s dream school a reality!
TORREY, PARENT OF ALANA UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Collegewise provided me with a better understanding of the college application and decision process than I thought possible. Collegewise’s guidance throughout the process allowed me to really figure out what I was looking for in a college, while also maximizing my options.
ISABELLE SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
I would often be stressed about what I needed to get done or about how things were turning out, but every time I walked out of the office, I was so at ease. I think the most important part about being at Collegewise was how personalized the process was, and how much care and time and effort went into me specifically.
EMMA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Going to my meetings at Collegewise never felt like a chore, but more as something to look forward to! Everyone in the office is so friendly, willing to help, and made for such great motivators and supporters when it came time to fill in apps and write essays. 10/10!
EMILY BOSTON UNIVERSITY
The college application process is confusing and tedious, and Collegewise really helped with that process. It was reassuring to go over my application with my counselor so that we could make sure that I had a better chance of getting in!
KYRA VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
During her time as an undergraduate at Williams College, Alejandra dove into academics, athletics, and everything residential life. Through her role as a teaching assistant and tutor for courses ranging from organic chemistry to clinical psychology to calculus II, she helped many of her peers strengthen their critical thinking skills and thrive in these classes—all while serving as a student advisor to the Deans of the College and competing in varsity track & field.
Upon graduating from Williams with a double major in biology and psychology, and prior to entering medical school, Alejandra worked in the admission office at her alma mater for four years. In addition to reading thousands of applications at this highly selective institution, she has read and continues to read applications for the National Honor Society and Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships. To weave her passion for working with students into the admission landscape, she mentored a group of college student ambassadors and trained them to support high school seniors with their applications.
Alejandra brings an empathetic, charismatic, and balanced approach to connecting with students in which her priority is to guide them to find the places where they will flourish personally and academically while they also enjoy the process. When Alejandra is not sending follow-up emails, you can find her walking her 10-year-old pitbull, weightlifting, showing others the beauty of Excel, and trying to convince others to watch GOT (minus the last season).
Education & Experience
B.A., Biology and Psychology, Williams College Doctor of Medicine Candidate, The University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Assistant Director of Admission, Williams College
Professional Organization Memberships