Meet the Los Angeles Counselors

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College Counselor
  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Magna cum laude graduate, University of California – Irvine
  • Former Advisor and Admissions Officer, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara
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College Counselor
  • Former Executive Director, Parents Education League of Los Angeles
  • Successful career as a film commercial and music video producer
  • Member of NACAC and WACAC
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Head Counselor & Vice President
  • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, University of Chicago
  • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Caltech
  • Former Application Reader, UCLA
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Director of College Counseling
  • Former Assistant Director/Program Specialist, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Former Scholarship Auditor and International Field Study Staff, University of Southern California
  • B.A. and Peer Counselor, University of California at Berkeley

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1180 S Beverly Drive
Ste 740
Los Angeles, CA 90035

(310) 997-0405

I love Collegewise! You saved my mind and my relationship with my son...and he got into every school he applied to! Which means he picked the right choices for him and presented himself in the best way...thanks to you Collegewise.

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I would recommend Collegewise to anyone and everyone. This was by far the best investment we made during our son's high school years. We have now started our second son in the program.

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Collegewise provides superior resources that are essential to your child's college decision, and there is no better way to prepare (and then guide) your student in the college selection process.

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We love Collegewise. The best part for me, as a mom, was that I never had to bug, push or prod my kid to get everything turned in and completed. His counselor was so on top of everything! She really worked with our son to create a customized plan for him, which wasn't easy since even he wasn't quite sure what he wanted.

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