Nial Rele

College Admissions Consultant

Former admissions officer at
Middlebury College
Former admissions officer at
Colorado College
Former admissions officer at
Lewis & Clark College
Former Graduate Assistant PhD Application Reader
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Science
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About Nial ReleCollege Admissions Consultant

My Background

I have spent most of my career in higher education, serving in admissions and residential life roles at Middlebury College, Colorado College, Lewis & Clark College, and Harvard University. During my years in admissions, I worked with students and families from across the country and the world and have read thousands of applications. I wore many hats as an admissions officer including supporting applicants from international, first generation, and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, managing a scholarship program and community-based organization partnerships, leading yield and data analytics, and working on athletic recruitment. I also have nonprofit leadership experience; I served as the Executive Director of the Vermont & New Hampshire Energy Education Program, and I am on the boards of the United Way of Addison County and the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.

My Education

Middlebury College
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Policy
Harvard University
Master of Education, Higher Education

Get to Know Me

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Why I Joined Bright Horizons College Coach

I grew up in India and Nigeria and first came to the United States as an international student for whom college wouldn’t have been affordable if not for a generous financial aid award. I have experienced firsthand the transformative power of education, and it is a privilege to be a part of a young person’s journey as they figure out what the future holds for them. College Coach is a team of incredibly talented and knowledgeable individuals who are uniquely equipped to guide students and families through this big step in life’s adventure.

Some of my Favorite Pastimes

I would say that my biggest hobby is food. I love cooking and learning about food from around the world and before the pandemic, I ran a supper club that had over a hundred members. I also love brewing and drinking coffee, rigid-heddle weaving, and reading lengthy sci-fi novels!