Jill Newman

Jill Newman, has 30+ years of international and stateside experience as a high school counselor and teacher. She utilizes a personalized approach that encourages her students to be immersed in their own insightful learning with directed questioning techniques that help to discover a student's interests, abilities, and skills.

Kathleen Piwko

Engineering Expert

Kathleen has a unique background in both college admissions counseling and engineering. She has 5+ years working as a college counselor at an elite private high school where she has helped hundreds of students with college admissions. Kathleen also has an engineering degree and 10+ years of experience at a Fortune 100 company.

Tina Heeren

Tina has 23+ years of experience at high ranking public and private high schools. She has also worked for the University of California evaluating transcripts for participation in the Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) Program. Tina also is experienced in working with athletes and supporting them through the NCAA process.

Nick Keough

Essay Coach

Nick has 14+ years of English teaching experience. AP English Literature and Research & Writing are the courses where he has spent most of his career. Nick believes that the ability to communicate, especially through clear, concise writing is an essential skill, one that can be learned and honed with guidance and practice.

Brittany Dávila

Admissions Expert

Brittany is an expert in highly selective college admissions. She has reviewed more than 15,000 applications and counseled hundreds of students. Brittany has held roles in the admissions and/or financial aid offices at the following colleges: Reader at UC Berkeley, NYU, Barnard College, Fordham and University of La Verne.

Leah Seabrook-Rocha

Essay Coach

Leah has 22+ years of teaching experience at the community college level and in the 6-12 classroom. She has been awarded for her accomplishments with Gifted Youth and was a Reader for AP US History Exams. Leah is dedicated to helping her students find their voice through writing and developing communication skills.

Rebecca Lazarus

Essay Coach

Rebecca has extensive experience as both a college counselor and a high school English teacher. Rebecca is passionate about supporting students in developing their writing skills and achieving their goals. She excels at building relationships and establishing a positive rapport with her students and families.

Cyrus Elia

Social Media & Video Production Manager

With a specialization in music production and a keen eye for detail, Cyrus leads our video production and social media team. He is integrated into our Programs in order to highlight UCEazy’s impact. As a person who understands our students' journey, Cyrus is passionate about the UCEazy mission.

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