Kristin was extremely encouraging and supportive of me and kept me going and working hard during one of the toughest and mostimportant phases of my life. I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely say that she played an important part in getting me to where I am today. I’d really recommend Kristin to everyone who wants to achieve their dream school target!
SWETHA GEORGIA TECH
We absolutely loved working with Kristin. She brings a pragmatic, well-informed view of the college admissions process. She doesn't get caught up in the hype, and she was a true consultant, not only to our daughter, but also to her parents. Kristin was able to balance the desires of all members of the family so that we all felt part of the process. Additionally, she was a true advocate for our daughter's success, leveraging the global resources of Collegewise as she critiqued our daughter's essays, which brought a more balanced view of our daughter's chances of getting into various universities. Finally, because our daughter has lived in Singapore since elementary school, Kristin was able to provide an American perspective to our international school perspective. Thank you Kristin for a wonderful experience!
RUMA, PARENT OF PRIYANKA
I was very anxious when I began applying for college, but Kristin's support made the journey so much easier. Not only did Kristin give enlightening advice and ideas on my college process, but she also took care in getting to know me and always being there for me. Kristin is kind, patient, trustworthy, and very experienced. She helped me perfect my applications and I can't thank her enough for her help. I am very happy with my results and highly recommend working with Kristin.
When I first started looking at colleges I was completely overwhelmed by the whole process and was afraid I'd be missing deadlines or not be able to keep up with the college load on top of high school, but Kristin helped make it VERY simple for me to get through the application process. The editing team is also amazing and I don't think anyone could have done a better job on my essays. I ended up submitting all my applications early and got into my top choices with their help which made the rest of my senor year so stress free. I was so lucky to get such an involved and enthusiastic college counselor and I'm very happy with how things turned out after signing up with Collegewise!
INDIANA UNIVERSITY - BLOOMINGTON
Kristin was a pleasure to work with. She guided us very knowledgeably throughout the whole admissions process. She kept our expectations realistic and allowed us, the parents to be involved as much as we preferred. Also the essay editing team was phenomenal. We would recommend Kristin and the Collegewise team wholeheartedly for college bound students and their families!
SUBRAMANIAM, PARENT OF SUBASH
Our experience with Kristin was amazing. She helped us navigate an incredibly competitive college season and helped our son get accepted at his first choice in schools. It was so nice to hand over the reigns to an expert.
ALLISON, PARENT OF LUKE
Harvard? Check. Princeton? Check. Duke? Check. There’s no question that Kristin knows her way around admissions to the top schools in the country—just pick any of them, and she’s probably helped a student get accepted there. And although she has an extensive background working to help her students reach the “highest-of-the-high” goals, she balances it seamlessly with a thoughtful approach: Kristin truly believes in getting to know her students and families to help them find their best-fit college or university.
Prior to Collegewise, Kristin served as a college counselor and director at a prominent private college-prep school in Arizona, where she helped 500+ students find their path and meet their educational goals. Kristin worked in Singapore for two and a half years and loves working with international students. Over the last 17 years, she has met with admissions representatives from hundreds of colleges, and has visited 100+ campuses across the U.S. In addition, as an independent counselor, she developed and implemented relevant and helpful college essay writing and application workshops.
Kristin has traveled to more than 30 countries, loves to cook (she's taken cooking lessons all over Asia), and reads a wide variety of fiction.
Education & Experience
15 years' counseling experience
B. A., Psychology, University of Michigan
M.A., Counseling, Michigan State University
Professional Organization Memberships