Amy Pimentel


Amy Pimentel

Admissions Expert

Amy was an external reader of applications at UC Berkeley. Her own experience fumbling through the college application process led her to pursue a career in college admissions guidance.


About Amy

Amy Pimentel has worked in college access, counseling, and student services since 2007. She is a former Freshmen Admissions Reader for UC Berkeley and a first-generation college graduate with degrees from NYU (BSW) and Antioch University (MFA in Creative Writing), as well as a College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. In addition to working with students, she has facilitated personal statement and financial aid workshops for educators and volunteers, as well as presented at state and national conferences.


  • AA-Liberal Arts—College of the Sequoias
  • BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)—New York University
  • MFA Creative Writing—Antioch University
  • College Counseling Certificate—UCLA Extension

Professional Affiliation(s)

  • Western Association of College Admissions Counseling (WACAC)


There’s a college for everyone, but before thinking about which colleges to apply to, students must start with their career interests and go from there. Everyone’s list will look different because we are all unique individuals with our own stories and goals. I enjoy helping students match to the colleges right for them and discover their stories through personal statements and personal insight questions. This is the beginning of your journey, and I’m here to serve as a guide.

We would be honored to support you during this journey.