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Sai Somboon

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience:
  • Former admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania
  • Former graduate admissions coordinator at Ohio State University
  • Former application reader at New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Former independent college advisor
Education:
  • Franklin and Marshall College – Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Dance
  • The Ohio State University – Master of Fine Arts, Dance

Background: I came to College Coach after working in college admissions for many years. I started my career as regional director of admissions for the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, I read applications for all four undergraduate schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Nursing. In addition, I evaluated applications to several specialized and dual degree programs, such as the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T), the Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management (LSM), the Nursing and Health Care Management (NHCM) Program, the Digital Media Design Program, and the 7 Year Bio-Dental Program. In graduate school, I redesigned the BFA in Dance auditions/admissions procedures. I have also worked as an independent counselor for international students overseas.

I have worked with students interested in:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Pre-law Business
  • Journalism
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Music
  • Theater Dance
  • Architecture
  • Computer science
  • ROTC
  • Honors programs
  • Ivy league
  • Large state schools
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Graduate programs
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    I have also worked with:

  • Athletes
  • International students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Transfer students
  • First-generation students 
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    Why I joined Bright Horizons: As a young man growing up in Thailand, applying to college felt like an impossible feat. I looked at all types of schools - from small liberal arts colleges with intimate classes to big state schools with giant stadiums. As it turns out, I went to college with less than two-thousand students in central Pennsylvania and loved every moment. I became a Buckeye in graduate school alongside more than forty-thousand students in scarlet and gray. When I was as an admissions officer, I cherished working with students and families. I enjoyed answering questions, dispelling myths and making the process more accessible and manageable. Seeing the journey unfold from the first questions to the acceptance letters is incredibly rewarding. College admissions is ultimately about fit. I am grateful for the professional experiences I have gathered in many years of working with students and families, and I am thrilled to be able to share my skills with future college students

    Hobbies: Dance, choreography, writing, fitness, travel, cooking