Emily Sheldon

College Admissions Consultant

Former admissions officer at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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About Emily SheldonCollege Admissions Consultant

My Background

I came to College Coach after working as an admissions officer at MIT for many years. I started my career coordinating the transfer admissions process, and I continued working with transfer applicants – including community college students, non-traditional students, and U.S. military servicemembers – throughout my time there. I later became the admissions-office liaison to several departments at MIT, including athletics and ROTC, and I managed the portfolio review processes for art/architecture and music/theatre arts. My last role at MIT was leading all aspects of the undergraduate selection process, from the application review to committee evaluation.

My Education

Seattle Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
Northeastern University
Master of Education, Higher Education Administration

Get to Know Me

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Why I Joined Bright Horizons College Coach

I remember how overwhelmed I felt by the college process. When I became an admissions officer, I embraced the opportunity to try to demystify the process for other families. As an admissions officer, I loved traveling around the country, meeting with students and their families. As an educator at College Coach, I enjoy working closely with students, helping them explore their interests and identify their goals, and guiding them to colleges and universities where they will thrive.

Some of my Favorite Pastimes

I love exploring – from wandering around neighborhoods in new cities to hikes in the woods. I recently rediscovered the joy in digging my hands into some clay and making something. I’m also a big foodie (albeit not a great cook) and avid reader – send your book recommendations my way!