It felt like we sent Blake on a journey in a faraway land, and he got a tour guide who told him what paths to try and which to turn away from. Not having been in this strange land ourselves, as parents, our greatest fear was we would give wrong directions. Great experience, comfortable for Blake from start to finish!
BILL, PARENT OF BLAKE CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Collegewise helped make my daughter’s college application process smooth and painless. In the end, my daughter was accepted to and will be attending her first choice school, USD. I could not be more thrilled for Alana, and I owe so much to Collegewise for making my daughter’s dream school a reality!
TORREY, PARENT OF ALANA UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
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
Liz first fell in love with the world of college admissions as a tour guide during her undergraduate years at Colby College in Waterville, ME. Not only was she a pro at walking backwards (in the snow and ice!), but she loved speaking with prospective students and their families about their college exploration process. After graduating from Colby, Liz worked briefly in human resources in the land of Boston finance, but quickly realized how much she missed working with high schoolers. She completed her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in school counseling from Lesley University and worked as a counselor for nine years, counseling students around the Boston area before finding her way to Collegewise. During her time as a counselor, Liz has helped more than 400 students through the college admissions process. Liz has also volunteered for many years as an alumni admissions representative for Colby, interviewing prospective students and speaking at Boston-area college fairs. She also worked as an application reader for Northeastern University.
Liz’s strengths lie in her ability to connect with young people and to foster a warm, non-judgmental college counseling environment where students can engage in self-reflection and develop the tools to create and submit their strongest, most authentic college applications. When she’s not counseling, Liz is likely hanging with her toddler son, Max, watching all of the worst Bravo shows, or spending time down on the Cape in the summer.
Education & Experience
B.A., Sociology, Colby College
M.A., Counseling Psychology with a School Counseling Specialization, Lesley University
Former Application Reader, Northeastern University
Former Alumni Admissions Representative, Colby College
Former School Counselor
Professional Organization Memberships