Meet Cecilia!

Meet Cecilia!

counselor profile
counselor profile

Cecilia Grano De Oro, College Counselor

Cecilia Grano De Oro has worked with hundreds of students as a school-based college counselor at The Sagemont School, Scheck Hillel Community School, and North Broward Preparatory School. Prior to joining Collegewise, Cecilia served as an educator and counselor coach with Breakthrough Miami, a national CBO.

Cecilia earned her bachelor's in psychology from the University of Miami, and she went on to earn two master's degrees in education: one in mental health counseling, and one in higher education administration. And this fall, she's on track to earn her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership. Cecilia's worn a lot of hats in education: first in regulatory and ethics work at the U Miami School of Medicine and Harvard's School of Public Health and graduate student advising and programming at U Miami. She's also very involved with the Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling as a mentor and faculty member, and was a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling's Inclusion, Access & Success standing committee. 

Being a first-generation college student was a huge milestone for Cecilia, and her passion for college admissions counseling stems from her own experience. Her approach to working with families is largely based on how college transformed and shaped her life, and her intent is to support students in pursuing opportunities that can have the same impact on them.

When she isn’t counseling, Cecilia enjoys spending time with her boys Cameron and Aiden, as well as learning new recipes, practicing hot yoga, and watching reruns of her favorite TV shows, commercials included!

Education & Experience

B.A., Psychology, University of Miami

M.A., Education - Mental Health Counseling, University of Miami

M.A., Education - Higher Education Administration, University of Miami

Counselor, The Sagemont School, Weston, FL

Counselor, Scheck Hillel Community School, Miami, FL

Counselor, North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL

Educator and Counselor Coach, Breakthrough Miami, Miami, FL

Regulatory & Ethics Work, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Regulatory & Ethics Work, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Graduate Advisor, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Mentor & Faculty Member, SACAC

Inclusion, Access & Success Standing Committee Member, NACAC

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

SACAC: Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling 

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