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Chelsea Block

Chief Operating Officer


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After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in film and video studies, Chelsea got her master’s degree in education from USC and a certificate in college admissions counseling from UCLA. Given that Chelsea is an ardent supporter of Michigan Wolverine football, it wasn’t easy to attend graduate programs at two of her alma mater’s fiercest rivals. But Chelsea rationalized her choices by taking solace in the fact that neither school was Ohio State (Wolverines and Buckeyes don’t exactly play nicely together).

Before joining Collegewise, Chelsea worked as a counseling intern at Beckman High School and Tarbut V’Torah Jewish Community Day School. A loyal subscriber to People Magazine who regularly devours celebrity gossip, Chelsea is also an LA Lakers fan (if you’ve got floor seats next to celebs, she’ll take ‘em!) and a doting mom to her daughters, Perry and Gillian.

Education & Experience

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

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What are people saying about Collegewise?

Collegewise was the best investment we made in this crazy journey of college selection. Chelsea helped Paige every step of the way and made the whole application process less daunting. Chelsea made our journey so fun, and we couldn’t wait to meet with her each time to share the results of our college research.

Lea Tamblyn, Parent of Paige Tamblyn

UC Santa Barbara

Choosing Collegewise was one of the best decisions we’ve made. Chelsea helped us find schools that would be right for our daughter and was on top of all of the deadlines for us. Having Chelsea made us feel comfortable instead of stressed about deadlines and applications. I feel lucky to have found Chelsea when we did.

Lisa Schmid, Parent of Regan Schmid

Vanderbilt University

Working with Chelsea was absolutely the best decision we ever made! One of the best things about using Chelsea is that SHE was the one holding our daughter accountable for deadlines–it wasn’t mom and dad doing the nagging. When it was all said and done, my daughter had almost too many fantastic schools to choose from.

Darby Ziegler, Parent of Emma Ziegler


My dream school was the University of Michigan. Considering that I wasn’t the most academically qualified student from my high school who applied there, yet the only one out of 29 admitted, I doubt that I would’ve been the one selected without her guidance. For that, I love Chelsea and will always feel indebted to her.

Jarett Terner

University of Michigan

Chelsea was a fantastic resource in helping to guide us and our son through the lengthy and stressful admissions process! Most importantly, she related well to our son. Ben really enjoyed working with her. My parental insights and concerns were addressed both individually by Chelsea and together with my son.

Dr. Michael Gillman, Parent of Ben Gillman

Stanford University

I cannot speak highly enough about working with Chelsea and the Collegewise process. Chelsea was calm, relatable, compassionate yet practical, which instilled a sense of trust and focus. Our outcome was excellent—ED admission to one of the best private liberal arts colleges in the nation, and one we might not have even considered beforehand.

Marisa Thalberg, Parent of Hannah Thalberg

Scripps College