Brittany Preston

College Admissions Consultant

Former admissions officer at
University of Colorado at Boulder

Former admissions officer at
Oregon State University-Cascades

Former admissions officer at
Gonzaga University

Former application reader at
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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About Brittany PrestonCollege Admissions Consultant

My Background

Before joining College Coach, I was the director of admission and recruitment at Oregon State University-Cascades, where I oversaw all aspects of the undergraduate and graduate admissions office for the branch campus in Bend, Oregon. Prior to OSU, I built my experience working in the admissions offices at Gonzaga University, Simpson College, and CU-Boulder. At all institutions, I reviewed and made final decisions on admission applications. I traveled nationally and internationally to visit high schools, attend college fairs, and present at various conferences. At Gonzaga, I traveled throughout Asia and South America to recruit international students and then assisted them through the application and visa process. At Simpson College, I supervised the undergraduate recruitment team, oversaw the design and execution of our print and digital marketing, led the name purchasing strategy, implemented the Common Application, and assisted families through the admissions and financial aid process. At CU-Boulder (my alma mater) I ran all campus visit programs and was part of the admission team who created the campus’ first Admitted Student Day. Finally, I reviewed graduate applications at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked in the Office of Institutional Research at MIT while in graduate school.

In addition to my college admission experience, I also served as the inaugural college and career advisor at a high school in north Idaho. I created curriculum around college and career planning, implemented a college planning tool, and met regularly with students and families to assist with the postsecondary planning process. You never know where opportunity will find you! I got my start in college admissions while serving tables at Red Robin. Work hard, no matter your title, and the rest will follow!

My Education

University of Colorado at Boulder
Bachelor of Science in Advertising
Harvard University
Master of Education, Higher Education

Get to Know Me

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Why I Joined Bright Horizons College Coach

While the college planning and application process can be intimidating, it can also be incredibly fun! When else in your life do you get to dream about living somewhere new, studying a new topic, following a life-long passion, or exploring new exciting options for your life ahead? It is such a special time in a young adult’s life, and I am excited to help you and your family navigate this together. I have learned a lot through my professional experience about the college application process. I look forward to bringing that knowledge to help you navigate this journey and help your strengths and abilities shine through your application. At the end of the day, I hope we help you find a perfect fit.

Some of my Favorite Pastimes

If I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family. We love skiing (snow or water), paddle boarding, hiking, camping, or watching movies with popcorn. During the pandemic when gyms were closed in my city, I discovered dressage, and you can now find me out at the barn every week. To clear my mind, I love to run and have successfully completed multiple marathons and half marathons. I love to travel and keep a bucket list of countries and locations I want to visit.