Meet Karen!

KarenK@collegewise.com

Meet Karen!

KarenK@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Karen Kimball, College Counselor

With over 25 years in education, Karen has served in the classroom, in the admission office, in the development office, as a dean, as a head of school, and as a university instructor. Karen is known for helping students develop confidence while in an academically rigorous environment. She finds joy in helping students position themselves well for college applications and in supporting their own discovery of just how great they are and what they have to offer a college environment. 

She is also skilled at supporting students with timelines and structure, breaking down large projects into small, manageable chunks, all with an encouraging smile. She guides two-year research and writing project for Juniors and Seniors at an IB school and translates these same skills to supporting the college application process.

After growing up in New York City, she attended Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and understands the urge to check out faraway places when on the college search. (Her own daughter is at University of Texas in Austin, so she also understands the urge to stay close!) 

She holds an MA in Communication Studies and Rhetoric from University of North Texas and has taught as an adjunct in the Honors College in the same department. Karen also designed and implemented the department’s Capstone project: a required project-based course for college seniors that prepares them for their next steps.

Karen is an amateur potter, active listener, busy reader, and Corgi chaser. Her home is filled with happy houseplants and yummy cooking smells. She also welcomes a solid nap.

Education & Experience

M.A. in Communication Studies, University of North Texas

B.A. French, Trinity University

College Counseling Certificate, UC San Diego

 

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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