Meet Gretchen!

Meet Gretchen!

counselor profile
counselor profile

Gretchen Gleason, College Counselor

Gretchen Gleason is a proud graduate of Syracuse University where she studied Advertising, Spanish, and Italian. After graduating, she went to work for advertising giant McCann Erickson in NYC. Realizing that she would rather sell education than products, Gretchen took a job in the Admissions office at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. During her time there she developed relationships with students and counselors which revealed her passion for working with kids. This led her to two different independent schools, where she found her true calling.  

Working with students every day reinforces her desire to do all that is possible to help them discover the school that best fits their interest and personality, and then advocate for them throughout the application process. The college search and application process can be overwhelming, and Gretchen enjoys serving as a resource and counselor for both students and their parents. Taking the stress out of the process and building their confidence in their applications brings her great joy. She has been told many times that her enthusiasm and high energy level are contagious, so she is a natural cheerleader for all young people as they navigate their path to college.

Gretchen is now living in North Carolina and when she is not dragging her family on campus tours, she is volunteering at her children’s school or working at a local high school.  In her spare time, you can chase her on the Peloton leaderboard or ask her for updated photos of her adorable Corgi!

Education & Experience

College and Career Counselor, Broughton HS

Seasonal Application reader, New York University

Director of College Counseling, The Bishop’s School

College Counselor, The Lovett School

Admissions Counselor, Dickinson College

Syracuse University, B.A.

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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