Collegewise provided me with a better understanding of the college application and decision process than I thought possible. Collegewise’s guidance throughout the process allowed me to really figure out what I was looking for in a college, while also maximizing my options.
ISABELLE SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
I would often be stressed about what I needed to get done or about how things were turning out, but every time I walked out of the office, I was so at ease. I think the most important part about being at Collegewise was how personalized the process was, and how much care and time and effort went into me specifically.
EMMA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Going to my meetings at Collegewise never felt like a chore, but more as something to look forward to! Everyone in the office is so friendly, willing to help, and made for such great motivators and supporters when it came time to fill in apps and write essays. 10/10!
EMILY BOSTON UNIVERSITY
The college application process is confusing and tedious, and Collegewise really helped with that process. It was reassuring to go over my application with my counselor so that we could make sure that I had a better chance of getting in!
KYRA VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Renee earned both her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Delaware. Since then, she's been immersed with college students, everything from the admissions process to teaching collegiate classes.
She started her career in Admissions at the University of Delaware, and then headed to DC to serve as the Associate Director of Student Activities, Involvement, & First Year Programs at The George Washington University. After testing the waters outside of education for a bit- and finding it was nowhere near as awesome- Renee returned to GWU as Associate Director of Admissions, where she also served as an adjunct faculty member in Outdoor and Environmental Education. After GW, she was an application reader for Columbia University for several years, before hopping to “the other side of the desk” as the Freshman Dean and College Counselor at Highland School in Warrenton, VA.
In her spare time, she has run a custom bakery, is a runner and a hiker, and has read pretty much every non-fiction rock climbing book out there (though she's terrified of climbing). Renee lives in Virginia with her husband, two school-aged children, and a Siberian Husky named Nika who might be an aspiring circus acrobat.
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