Meet Tara!

TaraB@collegewise.com

Meet Tara!

TaraB@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Tara Blanchard, College Counselor

 

Tara Blanchard has become a go-to counselor for local families looking for support and guidance with the college admissions process. After navigating the admissions process three times with her own children, she’s exceptionally empathetic to the excitement and sometimes trepidation that families often experience on their college journeys. She’s helped students with athletic recruiting, artistic portfolios, and military academy applications.

 

Tara earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and then headed off to George Washington University for her JD. Tara had a successful law career, tackling everything from employment law and professional ethics to securities litigation and disability benefits cases.  After Tara left law, she worked at The Primary Day School in Bethesda in development and special events -- Tara was managing the annual fundraisers, gala, and all the parent volunteers. When Tara's family relocated to Connecticut, she worked as a development consultant and the Interim Executive Director of Community Centers, Inc., an organization that supports low-income families, seniors, and people with special needs.

 

Tara is a book nerd (historical fiction), a national soccer champ (with her club team in high school), and won points with her kids when she earned "Best Chanukah Latkes" three years running. In addition to being an avid tennis player who’s active in local competitions, she's also a baker and likes making cookies for any occasion. Her background making thoughtful (legally-sound) arguments, helping anxious parents, and getting support to make big things happen appears to be the perfect mix -- Tara can handle anything when it comes to college admissions. 

 Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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