I remember how difficult the college application process was when I was in high school and it’s only gotten more difficult and confusing since then. I was overwhelmed by the number of choices, all of the different applications and what I needed to do in terms of financial aid. Unfortunately, I was at the receiving end of some poor advising and it cost me time and money.
As frustrating as my experience was, it sparked a drive in me to help other students. I decided that no matter what the arena, I wanted to go into some kind of educational advising. I worked as a private college admissions advisor for a few years and then as an international student advisor at a local community college.
I returned as a student to higher education and completed a Master’s degree in education at the University of Washington in 2012. Rather than returning to a college position, I reopened my practice as an independent college admissions advisor.
When I’m not working with students I enjoy spending time with my husband and two Golden Retrievers and volunteering in our local community.