Davin is no stranger to the world of college admissions, having spent ten years reading thousands of applications as the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Rochester. For six years of his tenure at Rochester, Davin worked as a regional admissions counselor based out of New York City. His inside knowledge of both the college admissions process and the pressures and opportunities unique to students who attend high school in the New York Metro Area make him the perfect person to expertly guide high school students through the process of finding and applying to the right colleges.
Although Davin’s idea of fun does include hosting “The Crush,” a podcast about college and college admissions, his history as a campaign manager in a few local Rochester, NY elections keeps his attention focused on the political scene. When he’s not trying to convince his five-year-old daughter that the outfit she’s currently wearing is, in fact, perfectly fine for today, Davin likes to cheer on his USC Trojans and hometown Portland Trailblazers.
Education & Experience
- M.A. in Public Administration, NYU; B.A., USC
- Former Senior Associate Director of Admissions, University of Rochester
- Host of "The Crush," a podcast about college admissions
What are people saying about Collegewise?
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Pennsylvania State University
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