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Christine Kenyon

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience:
  • Former admissions officer at Babson College
  • Former scholarship reviewer & interviewer at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Former scholarship reviewer & interviewer at Duke University
  • Former undergraduate admission grad assistant at Boston College
Education:
  • Boston College – Bachelor’s in History and Secondary Education
  • Boston College – Master’s in Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology

Background: I first encountered the world of undergraduate admission as a student volunteer in the Boston College Office of Undergraduate Admission. While I was pursuing my graduate degree, I received a graduate assistantship in BC’s admission office, where I worked part-time as an admission counselor. This is when I truly fell in love with undergraduate admission, and, as the saying goes, the rest is history! After receiving my master’s degree, I accepted a position in admissions at Babson College where I reviewed applications from domestic and international students. At Babson I oversaw the scholarship process, transfer admission, and served as a co-coordinator of multicultural recruitment. I also worked closely with many of Babson’s first-generation college students and served as the advisor to the Babson Admission Mentors program. Most recently, I worked as a professional reader and Interviewer for the Morehead-Cain Foundation at UNC Chapel Hill and the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program (a partnership between Duke and UNC).

I have worked with students interested in:

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law Business
  • Architecture
  • Computer science Teaching/education certification
  • Honors programs
  • Ivy League
  • Large state schools
  • Small liberal arts colleges Religiously affiliated schools
  • Research universities

I have also worked with:

  • Athletes
  • International students
  • Transfer students
  • First-generation students

Why I joined Bright Horizons: I have had a passion for education ever since I studied secondary education as my major at Boston College and launched a career in undergraduate admissions upon graduation.  I joined College Coach to share the experiences I have gained working in the admission offices of four different institutions with students and families embarking on the often-overwhelming college admission process.  After reading thousands of applications for both undergraduate admission and scholarship awards, I’ve learned that you don’t need to be the top javelin thrower or beat-boxer in your state to catch an admission officer’s eye.  All you have to do is open up and show what your passions are - and we can help with that.  My goals are to bring a sense of calm during this important decision-making process and to help each student let his or her most authentic self shine through in the application.  Most importantly, I strive to help each and every student find the right fit for life after high school.

Hobbies: Reading, dancing, taking Zumba or Barre classes, biking, eating/cooking/watching shows about delicious food, searching for inexpensive flights to Florida (where I was born and raised), international travel