After getting her start in education by launching a satellite branch of a tutoring company in Austin, Rebecca then spent a year as a pre-law advisor and career coach with UT Austin’s Liberal Arts Career Services Office. Prior to joining Collegewise in June 2014, Rebecca interned for a local private counselor and took on her own caseload of students. It was then that Rebecca realized she wanted to help high school students of all GPAs and test scores find and get into the colleges of their dreams. Rebecca was valedictorian of her high school class and earned a near perfect GPA both while studying politics at NYU and later when earning a master’s degree in higher education administration from UT Austin.
She’s also a dedicated gluten-free pescetarian. When she’s not advising students or looking for new combinations of fish and vegetables to eat, Rebecca enjoys running, trying any and all fitness classes, and soaking up Austin’s abundant selection of live music.
Though she's located in Austin, Rebecca's not just a UT Austin expert. While Collegewise Austin students are accepted at UT at five times the national admit rate, they also receive acceptances from universities all over the country! Our students have recently been admitted to the University of Virginia, Barnard, NYU, Rice, and Texas A&M.
Education & Experience
- Summa cum laude graduate, NYU
- M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, UT Austin
- Former Pre-Law Advisor and Career Coach, UT Austin
What are people saying about Collegewise?
Rebecca took the time to get to know me more than my test scores and grades, so she had the best advice on the schools that were the best fit for me. I would have been lost in the entire application process if it weren’t for Rebecca. I was accepted to my first choice school because of Rebecca and all of her help.
Barnard College of Columbia University
My son was light years ahead of most kids applying to colleges because of Rebecca’s tenacity to keep him on task. Thus, he was able to get accepted into his reach schools and others! It was worth every penny spent! If it were not for Ms. Putter, my child would not have had such a successful experience… period!
Margaret Ann Sanchez, Parent of James Octavius Sanchez
University of Texas at Austin
We could not be more excited about where Sophia landed (her dream school), and we owe a great deal to Rebecca as the process took much of the stress out of the experience while challenging our daughter to think broadly about her school list. We could not recommend Collegewise more! It’s a great investment.
Rick Froehloch, Parent of Sophia Froehlich
NYU Stern School of Business
My counselor, Rebecca, was simply incredible. Her tutoring and advice were invaluable, but she was more than just a counselor. I feel like I made a friend. It was very clear that she deeply cared for the students she was assisting. She played a pivotal role in my college choice, and a pivotal role in my future.
My son credits Collegewise and Rebecca with keeping him motivated to achieve his #1 goal. CJ was accepted to his first choice school and he never dreamed he could be going to such a prestigious college (USC), let alone the Viterbi School of Engineering–a family tradition that goes back several generations.
Kelli Nugent, Parent of CJ Nugent
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Thanks to Rebecca’s direction, my daughter has an unreal number of college choices. She has been accepted to 7 universities and has received over $130,000 in scholarship money. Now she just has to pick one and get ready to fly. Thanks, Rebecca, for all you helped her do, for encouraging her, and for holding her accountable.