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Nandita Gupta

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Nandita Gupta joined Collegewise in 2016 after having spent years counseling high school students through her own company, Enlighten Education Consulting. Prior to that, Nandita spent over a decade helping hundreds of individuals, from high school students to C-level executives, attain their professional goals. Her distinctive background offers a rare blend of expertise in admissions and executive search, having worked for Stanford University and Russell Reynolds Associates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nandita started her career in finance, working for JPMorgan in New York City. A native of New York and New Delhi, Nandita graduated from Princeton University with a degree in anthropology and wrote her thesis on college readiness and accessibility.

Education & Experience

  • Read over 7000 applications during her tenure as an admissions officer at Stanford University
  • Princeton graduate; thesis on college accessibility & readiness
  • Managed Stanford’s alumni interview program in two regions

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University of Washington

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Occidental College

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University of San Diego

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