Ian Brook Fisher
College Admissions Consultant
Admissions Experience: Former admissions officer at Reed College
- Reed College – Bachelor’s in Philosophy
- Stanford University – Master’s in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies
Like many of my colleagues, I began my career in admissions by walking backwards. As a senior at Reed College, I worked as a student intern, giving guided tours, interviewing students, and reading applications. After graduating, I began full-time work in admissions, reading thousands of applications, directing admissions for an entire continent (Asia), and assisting in the development of recruitment strategies. In my last three years at Reed, I served as the director of marketing and communications for the admission office, honing our official voice for web, print, and social media. This helped me to develop a sharp eye for what works (and what doesn’t) in college essays. A big believer in the power of college community, I also served as head coach for the men’s ultimate Frisbee team, where I helped students develop their passion for athletics. After nine wonderful years at Reed, I left Portland to pursue a M.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.