Meet Carla!

CarlaG@collegewise.com

Meet Carla!

CarlaG@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Carla Goodwin, College Counselor

Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University as a double major in Psychology and African American studies, Carla determined that for her, the Admissions process is one of the most fascinating wonders of the world. This paired with her love to connect with others pushed her to pursue a career in the field starting as an Admissions Counselor at George Mason University. Since then, Carla has grown to become the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions. As the visit experience manager coordinating daily on-campus and virtual visits for students and families of all backgrounds, Carla knows first-hand the value of finding a college that reminds a student of whatever they already know as home. Apart from her work at George Mason, Carla co-produces the Anchor Exchange, PCACAC’s podcast. The show focuses on pushing professionals to challenge their perspectives and become more empathetic to the struggles of students applying to college, while also highlighting the unsung heroes doing the work to alleviate stress and bridge the academic divides.

When not drowning her mind in all things Admissions, you can often find Carla singing her heart out at a concert, screaming at her tv while cheering on Serena Williams or her home state New York Giants (yes, we know), or diving head first into a bowl of pasta.  

In her work, Carla often lives by the mantra created by the late, great Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Nothing brings her more joy than playing a role in actualizing a college future for a student at a place that not only advances them academically and professionally, but also makes them happy in the process.

Education and Experience

M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development, George Mason University

B.A Psychology & African American Studies, Georgetown University 

Instructional Staff, George Mason University’s Honors College

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling 

PCACAC: Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling 

CIVSA: Collegiate Information & Visitor Services Association

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