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Biography

  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
  • Completing Doctorate with the Institute of Education, University College London
  • Worked in admissions in Taiwan, US, and UK
  • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA

Monica Gallego Rude has spent the entirety of her career working in admissions both in the United States and internationally. She has a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Post Graduate Diploma from the UCL Institute of Education, where she is also currently pursuing her doctorate, focusing on highly selective undergraduate admissions in the United States.

As a member of both the domestic and international teams, Monica enjoys helping students of all academic interests and backgrounds find and tell their best stories in their personal statements so they can ultimately be admitted to and attend their best-fit universities. Her students have been admitted to a variety of highly selective colleges, including both Ivy League and Russell Group institutions. When not thinking about all things college, Monica can most often be found practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, reading her favorite blogs, or planning her next travel adventure.

 

Testimonials

I found the brainstorming sessions to be helpful, and I appreciated the freedom given to me when I was writing the essays.

Brown University

 

It was an absolute pleasure working with Collegewise. Monica was very sweet, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, which helped my daughter as we went through this stressful process.

Negin, Parent of Shereen
UCSD

CV

  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
  • Completing Doctorate with the Institute of Education, University College London
  • Worked in admissions in Taiwan, US, and UK
  • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA