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Jennifer Turano

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Jennifer graduated from Cornell University with a degree in psychology and spent many years interviewing New York City applicants for Cornell admission. She knew she wanted to join the Collegewise team after enrolling her daughter in the program and seeing firsthand just how stress-free and successful the college application process can really be. In 2015, Jennifer began helping Collegewise secure speaking engagements at high schools and organizations across New York City, then joined our essay editing team before earning a promotion to the role of full-time Collegewise counselor.

A successful sales and marketing executive before turning her passion for working with teens into a full-time career at Collegewise, Jennifer has always had a knack for working with young people both on and off the field. She runs the softball division for her local little league in NYC and has coached teams of all different ages; she’s even been deemed “Best Coach Ever” by many of her athletes. A lover of dessert and historical fiction, Jennifer enjoys exercising while not sweating – if she can do it lying down, she’s in!

Education & Experience

  • Former Alumni Admissions Interviewer for Cornell
  • Member of NACAC and NYSACAC
  • B.A. in Psychology, Cornell University
  • Featured monthly speaker at The New York Public Library

Professional Organization Memberships

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What are people saying about Collegewise?

Collegewise was such a great experience! The most valuable help Jennifer gave me was helping me nail down my Common App essay topic and formatting and revising it with me until it was stellar. Most importantly, my counselor helped me to destress and feel confident in my achievements going into the process.

Sela Adegbile

Wesleyan University

Jennifer was fantastic and always so prompt giving me feedback on my work. She definitely was aware of what the admissions team was expecting out of a potential student, which was very helpful throughout the process of applying.

Rachel Schwab

University of Michigan

Our counselor, Jennifer, is phenomenal: everything we needed and more. Her professional, tactical, informational advice, in perfect combination, was exactly what my daughter needed; her endless support and guidance for me as the parent was exactly what I needed. It sounds cliché, but I don't think we would have survived the process so well or if we would have had such a positive outcome without her.

Jessica Brown, Parent of Rosa Brown

University of Georgia, Ramsey Scholarship

Jennifer helped me so much in the college application process! She provided a constant source of positive energy and always motivated me to work harder.

Emily Bedolis

University of Michigan

Jennifer was instrumental in getting my son organized and focused. The process can be overwhelming, so it was great to have her as a sounding board who also kept everything on track. Her ideas and suggestions throughout the experience were very helpful as well.

Helene Ginsburg, Parent of Adam Ginsburg

Georgetown University

Jennifer was not only so helpful and knowledgeable with logistics, and organizing things for me, but she also was so sweet and comforting, assuring me that I could get all the things done and I would end up where I was meant to be. I actually don't think I could have done any of what I did without her. In fact, she helped me find and choose the college I'm attending in the fall.

Kendall Kolenik

Hunter College