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
Fayelah graduated from the University of California, Irvine with her B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior, where she also facilitated a course for incoming first-year students on how to successfully navigate their transition to college- advising them on everything from course selection to how to be a leader on campus. Before joining Collegewise, Fayelah developed and coordinated college-access programs at community-based organizations in Orange County, CA. With six years of student services and college counseling experience, Fayelah has provided individualized guidance on the college exploration, application, and decision-making process to over 200 students, who went on to thrive in colleges and universities across the country.
With a holistic approach to counseling, Fayelah understands the importance of getting to know her students and families as people, first. She aims to make students feel empowered and confident, regardless of where they are in their college admissions journey by challenging them to stand in their vulnerability, embrace their strengths, address areas they can improve, and learn more about themselves while doing it!
When she is not supporting students, you can find Fayelah painting, re-designing her island on Nintendo’s Animal Crossing, or binge-watching reality TV with her kitten.
Education & Experience
B.A. in Psychology & Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine
Former College Access Coordinator, Simon Scholars Program
Former College Board Coordinator, Girls Inc. of Orange County
Former Program Coordinator, UC Irvine Division of Undergraduate Education - Undergraduate/Undeclared Program
Professional Organization Memberships