College Admissions ConsultantFormer admissions officer at
I came to College Coach after working in college admissions for many years. At Holy Cross, I was a work-study student in the admissions office, a tour guide, and a senior interviewer. After graduation, I spent one year in Seattle as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corp and then returned to the East Coast to work as an admissions counselor at Holy Cross. As part of that job, I traveled to England, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Greece. When I was promoted to assistant director of admissions and international student recruiter, I added Central America to my territory. While at Holy Cross, I also organized the student Ambassador Program, hosted prospective student receptions, and read over 1,000 applications each season. I was also an athletics liaison for men’s hockey, baseball, women’s soccer, and softball. At Skidmore College, I interviewed prospective students and their families, conducted information sessions, and annually reviewed close to 1,800 domestic and international admissions applications.
College of the Holy Cross
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and International Studies
While working in admissions was fun and exciting, I realized that I wanted to be closer to home and not travel as much after having a family. At College Coach, I can work with students and families throughout the admissions process and apply the knowledge I gained from my experience in an admissions office. My father is a retired guidance counselor, and my passion for working with students definitely comes from his influence and desire to make a difference. Having read so many applications, I know what stood out for me, and I knew that my knowledge and experience could make a difference at College Coach. Finding the best-fit schools and writing the essays can be intimidating, but it can and should be exciting as well. Working with students and giving them the tools to share who they are in the application is extremely rewarding.
I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. Fortunately, I have two boys and a husband who love to eat and are open to new things. For me, meal planning is fun, so I have many friends and family members who come to me for new recipes and ideas, which I enjoy sharing. Since I love to eat, I balance this out by going to the gym and taking classes with creative training methods. A lot of our travel as a family surrounds our boys’ involvement with sports. They both play soccer and baseball year round. We also love attending professional sporting events, especially baseball games, and hope to visit as many ballparks as we can around the country. I also enjoy visits to the beach as a family.