Meet Nikki!

NikkiR@collegewise.com

Meet Nikki!

NikkiR@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Nikki Rawson, College Counselor

Nikki has spent her entire career in the field of education and has served as an administrator, teacher, and counselor.  In 2011, she got her first taste of college counseling working as the Counseling and Curriculum Specialist for the University of Iowa Upward Bound Project and never looked back.  Since 2011, Nikki has supported hundreds of students navigate their path to college by counseling them through the college search, application, financial aid and college decision process. Most recently, she had the honor of serving as the Director of College Placement and Success at a high school in Colorado where 100% of her students were accepted into colleges throughout the nation. 

Nikki takes a developmental approach to college counseling and seeks to get to know each student - their background, interests, strengths, dreams, fears and goals - and how a student's unique story informs their college process.  Through this approach her students have found their fits and been accepted into colleges such as MIT, the University of Colorado Boulder, Stanford University,  Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Duke University. 

When Nikki isn't thinking about all things college and financial aid, she can be found adventuring and exploring with her two daughters, cooking up new recipes, running all the miles and cheering for the Chicago Cubs. 

Education

MSW, University of Iowa

B.A., Psychology and Social Work, University of Iowa

Professional Organizations and Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling NASW: National Association of Social Workers

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