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Lisa Albro

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience:
  • Former admissions officer at Goucher College 
  • Former Director of College Counseling at Solomon Schechter Day School
  • Former Director of College Counseling at Xavier High School

Education:

  • Goucher College – Bachelor’s in English and Master’s in Creative Nonfiction 

Background: I came to College Coach after having worked for 15 years on “both sides of the desk” — admissions and college counseling. At Goucher College, I managed recruitment and travel for over 30 states and oversaw the student, parent, and alumni volunteer programs. As much as I loved representing my alma mater and meeting so many bright, talented students year after year, I discovered that I longed for the opportunity to develop the kind of relationships with my students that could only come from working with them day after day. On the high school side, I worked with every student in the grade, from the valedictorian to the bottom of the class. This taught me how to meet the needs of a variety of different kinds of students — how to identify appropriate programs for each one, and how to help each student make his applications shine. In the span of a day, I could be helping ten students with applications to Ivy League schools and ten others with applications to service academies, public universities, and regional colleges.

I have worked with students interested in:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-med
  • Nursing
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Physical therapy
  • Pre-law
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Architecture
  •  Computer science
  • Game design
  • Teaching/education certification
  • ROTC
  • Honors programs
  • Teaching/education certification
  • Large state schools
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Two year colleges
  • Religiously affiliated schools
  • Military/Service academies
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • Transfer students
  • Students with learning differences
  • First-generation students

Why I joined College Coach: The college search is filled with unknowns for students and their parents. More than a decade as a high-school-based director of college counseling put me in the trenches with my students and their families as they mastered what may have seemed to them, at its inception, the arduous undertaking of finding the right college. During that time I discovered that I served many purposes for families: conduit, confidante, mediator, mentor, guide. At College Coach, I am able to expand on those roles for a smaller population of students. I enjoy helping my students make strides and showing them and their parents how to find balance. At College Coach, I enjoy the opportunity to navigate students out of uncertainty and toward the answers they seek.

Hobbies: Writing, travel, experimenting with new recipes, and going on adventurous walks with our dog.