My daughter really enjoyed working with Patti! Patti was extremely organized, encouraging, patient and honest. She helped make a very stressful process much more manageable. I appreciated that my daughter had outside guidance that she trusted, and she developed a wonderful relationship with Patti completely over Zoom. Patti was always available to talk things through, but also always let my daughter know that she was in charge and all decisions were up to her. Even before receiving results from her colleges, my daughter and I both felt the experience was well worth it! I highly recommend Collegewise, and Patti in particular!
JESSICA CORNELL UNIVERSITY
“Above and beyond” is a phrase often thrown around, but in Patti’s case, it’s a motto. As a Yale alumna, she served as an interviewer for prospective students, and while earning her MBA from The Wharton School, she helped students as an admission office application evaluator. Not stopping there, she earned certification in college counseling from UCLA, and then served as an intern college counselor to high school students in the Roslyn Union Free School District.
No matter the role, Patti is a consummate professional, self-proclaimed lifelong learner, and always goes the extra mile. In her past, entrepreneurial life as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, as the owner of a consulting business for startups, and more recently, as the director of marketing for a professional training and coaching company, one thing is clear: Patti values the process of learning and growing from experiences—which gives an “above-and-beyond” edge to her students and families navigating the college admissions process.
Education & Experience
MBA, Finance, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
B.A., History, Yale University
College Counseling Certification, UCLA
Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company
Professional Organization Memberships