Meet Maureen!

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Get to know Maureen

Meet Maureen!

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Get to know Maureen

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Maureen Hinkis, College Counselor

At the ripe, old age of 16, Maureen became her own college counselor. Her high school counselor seemed to be “phoning it in”, so she took initiative, did some research, and counseled her way into her dream school: The College of William & Mary. After earning her B.A. in History there, she co-founded Tribe College Outreach, a mentorship program that paired undergraduates with local high school students to help them through the college admission process. She then moved on to Hunter College to receive her M.S. in Elementary Education, and shortly after, was selected from a pool of 35,000 applicants for Teach for America. As a part of that initiative, she taught for two years at La Cima Elementary in Brooklyn, a NYC public school in a low-income community.

Maureen has served as a school counselor and intervention coordinator for Uncommon Schools North Star Academy in Newark, NJ, where she founded their Comprehensive School Counseling program; served as a case manager; and managed academic, personal, and crisis counseling services to support students. Most recently, she taught Social Studies at Forte Preparatory Charter School in Queens, NY.

When Maureen is not assisting students and engaging young minds, she is doing yoga, hiking, bowling (something she claims to be awful at—we doubt it!), and hanging out with her rescue dog, Gemma.

Education & Experience

M.Ed., School Counseling, Columbia University

M.S., Elementary Education, Hunter College

B.A., History, The College of William & Mary

Social Studies Teacher, Forte Preparatory Charter School, Queens, NY

Counselor & Intervention Coordinator, Uncommon Schools North Star Academy, Newark, NJ

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

NJACAC: New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling

ASCA: American School Counseling Association

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