Meet Lori!

LoriJ@collegewise.com

Meet Lori!

LoriJ@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Lori Jones, College Counselor

When it comes to navigating the college admissions process, Lori is exceptionally skilled in supporting students applying to universities all over the U.S. and around the world. With 20+ years of experience both behind the college admissions desk and as a high school counselor, she thrives on getting to know her students and supporting them in achieving their goals. For Lori, the most rewarding aspect of guiding families through the college journey are the strong relationships she builds as a mentor to students and a trusted advisor to families.

 

With a master's in educational administration and policy from the University of Georgia under her belt, Lori began her career in college admissions as Senior Assistant Director of Admission, first at Mercer University, and then at the University of Georgia. Wanting to connect even more individually with students, Lori spent the next 16 years of her career serving as a college counselor in independent schools in Seattle and Atlanta. As Head of College Counseling at Atlanta International School (AIS), Lori led a team of counselors and developed expert knowledge to tackle non-US admission processes – 30% of students at AIS also apply internationally each year, from the Netherlands and Canada to the UK and Australia. In each of her counseling roles, she has also advised international students through the US admission process.  

 

When she’s not counseling students, she’s likely looking for an adventure. When everything went virtual, Lori and her family put their life in storage, packed up the car, and hit the road. They went to 22 different states and 15 national parks (the family favorites were White Sands, Zion, Arches, Crater Lake, Rocky Mountain, and Glacier), and she did all that while advising her AIS students virtually.  

Education & Experience

M.A., Educational Administration and Policy, University of Georgia

Senior Assistant Director of Admission, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA

Senior Assistant Director of Admission, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Head of College Counseling, Atlanta International School

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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