College Admissions Consultant
- Former admissions officer at Lewis & Clark College
- Former leader of the N.U.in Program, a freshman study abroad program, in collaboration with the Office of Admission at Northeastern University
- Lewis & Clark College – BA in Hispanic Studies and Sociology & Anthropology
- Boston College – Master of Social Work (MSW)
Background: My passion for higher education began as a resident assistant, admissions overnight host, and study abroad enthusiast as an undergraduate student at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Working with high school and college students has been at the core of my professional experiences ever since. My first few years out of college included serving as an AmeriCorps member while focusing on educational retention and gang prevention for Latina youth, working in public health and as a sexual assault response volunteer, and teaching yoga. All of those experiences affirmed my passion for working with adolescents and youth as they navigated important transitions into adulthood. I later worked with undergraduate students in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Boston College and interned at the Peace Corps recruitment office and Boston Children’s Hospital while completing my Master of Social Work. My dedication to higher education and global engagement led me to serving as one of the lead administrators of a freshman study abroad program at Northeastern University in collaboration with their admissions team. While at Northeastern, I worked with faculty, deans, students, and parents in a wide-array of academic disciplines in several countries. It was exciting to provide robust academic and cultural experiences for students all over the world as they started college before returning to Boston to pursue the rest of their degree. I most recently served as an admissions officer at my alma mater, where I recruited students primarily from the East coast, California, and Arizona, and worked with applicants from all over the United States and the world. While at Lewis & Clark I worked with deposited students taking a gap year, coordinated the college’s release of admissions decisions, served as an athletics liaison, helped oversee visit and student-interviewer programs, and managed and trained new admissions counselors.I have worked with students interested in:
- Physical therapy
- Visual and performing arts
- Computer science
- Teaching/education certification Small Liberal Arts Colleges
- International students
- Transfer students
- First-generation students
- Students with Learning Differences
Why I joined College Coach: As the daughter of a young widow and wife of a first generation American, I have seen first-hand the transformative power of higher education. It is a true honor to support families as they navigate this next chapter of life. Applying to college can be a simultaneously stressful and exciting time for students and their families. While validating the intensity of this life experience, I enjoy empowering students to utilize effective communication and organizational techniques to take control of their college search and application process. Education enables students to grow personally, academically, and professionally, and it is exciting to help students find a college or university that is the right fit. My goal is to make all families feel comfortable navigating the college application process and use my experience in the admission profession to demystify the process and have some fun along the way.
Hobbies: I love to make healthy food delicious, explore Portland, Oregon’s food scene, hike, dance salsa, go to Zumba classes, do yoga, learn about foreign languages & cultures, and spend time with my family while exposing our son to the many wonders and adventures life has to offer. I also grew up as an avid dancer (mostly ballet), singer, and musical theater performer. Although I was not a music major, I received a music talent scholarship and participated in choir and vocal music programming throughout my undergraduate experience. I have carried my love of music into my adult-life through singing in a choir at church and incorporating singing and music into my daily life as much as possible. As a college student, I was a summer camp counselor with a passion for teaching teens how to love the outdoors.