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Our Online Team

We want you to have access to top notch admissions advice even if the closest Collegewise office is hundreds (or thousands) of miles from where you live. Our online counselors conduct meetings with students from across the country using platforms like Skype and Zoom. The best part? You won't have to leave home to get expert admissions advice and a customized college application plan. 

Working with Collegewise online means that you'll be meeting with an admissions expert. Our online counselors have worked in admissions offices across the country at universities like Stanford, Colorado College, Harvard, USC, and Columbia. As long as you have a working computer and a willing student, our online counselors will partner with you to take care of the rest. 

And don't worry—meeting with your counselor online won't make the process any less human. Our online counselors create personal bonds with their students over the course of many meetings (and texts, emails, and phone calls). Your counselor will work closely with your family to ensure that your college questions never go unanswered. 

We think you'll find your perfect fit by taking a look at our counselors' bios below. We can't wait to hear from you.

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    Jazzmin Estebane

    College Counselor

    • B.A., Yale University
    • Former Admissions Officer and Assistant Dean of Admissions, Pomona College
    • Former Summer Recruitment Coordinator, Yale Undergraduate Admissions
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    Kailey Hockridge

    College Counselor

    • M.A. Psychological Counseling, Ed.M. Mental Health Counseling, Columbia University
    • Former Assistant Head Counselor for a private college counseling company
    • Co-author, "A Structural Analysis of Constructs Related to the Adaptation to College"
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    Maureen Gelberg

    College Counselor

    • Former Admissions Officer, USC and University of Michigan
    • Has reviewed more than 15,000 applicant files
    • Former Application Reader, UCLA; Faculty Member at UCLA Extension
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    Monica Gallego Rude

    Director

    • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
    • Completing Doctorate with the Institute of Education, University College London
    • Worked in admissions in Taiwan, US, and UK
    • Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
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    Tim Townley

    Managing Director

    • Former Assistant Director of International Admissions, Boston University
    • Former Assistant Director of Admissions, George Washington University
    • Former College Counselor, The American School in Switzerland
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    Meredith Graham

    Director of College Counseling

    • Former Associate Director of Admissions, Cornell University
    • Former Associate Director of the University Service Center, Boston University
    • Former Academic Advisor, Purdue University
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    Monica Brown

    College Counselor

    • B.A., Stanford University
    • M.Ed., Harvard University
    • Former Senior Admissions Officer, Harvard University
    • Former Assistant Director of Admission, Wellesley College
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    Christopher R. LaBounty

    College Counselor

    • Former Admissions Counselor, MIT
    • MBA, Boston University
    • M.A. in Teaching, Northeastern University
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    Meg Mahoney

    College Counselor

    • Counseled over 200 students globally
    • B.S., Northeastern University; Ed.M., Harvard University; M.Ed., UMass Boston; College Counseling Certificate, UCLA; Licensed MA School Counselor
    • Former Outside Application Reader, Bentley University
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    Arun Ponnusamy

    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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    Nandita Gupta

    College Counselor

    • Read over 7000 applications during her tenure as an admissions officer at Stanford University
    • Princeton graduate; thesis on college accessibility & readiness
    • Managed Stanford’s alumni interview program in two regions
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    Colleen Boucher-Robinson

    College Counselor

    • Co-author, The Collegewise Guide to Summer Planning
    • M.A. in English Language and Literature
    • Magna cum laude graduate, Loyola University Chicago
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    Kavin Buck

    Visual and Performing Arts College Counseling Specialist

    • MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
    • Former Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services at The Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
    • Former Director of Enrollment and Outreach at UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
    • Past President of the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling (WACAC)
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