DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING PROGRAM
Jen has spent 12 years as a school counselor in both Philadelphia, PA and in California, which provides her insight and experience with both East and West Coast colleges and universities.
I have been an educator in public education for over twenty years, including twelve years as a school counselor. My experience as a teacher and counselor greatly contribute to my knowledge of working with diverse families. My passion is working with teenagers, helping them to overcome obstacles and realize their full potential. During my career, I have been dedicated to working with students and their families, assisting them in every step of the college application process.
- BSED, English, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
- Masters in Counseling, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
- Pupil Personnel Services
- Administrative/ Principal Certification
- ACA (American Counseling Association)
- NEA (National Education Association)
- WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling )
My counseling style is student-focused; every time I meet with a student, I focus on obtaining more knowledge about them: their interests, strengths, concerns, etc. I am direct but compassionate when working with students and their families, and I regularly use my experience as a school counselor when assisting with the college application process. I also use my sense of humor to help relieve any stress or tension- one of my goals is to make this process as smooth and fun as possible!
“Jen was a tireless advocate for my son. She appreciates diversity and the differences in others, which is why she is highly regarded by those who meet her.”
– Julie, Parent
“I would like to offer you my sincere thanks for guiding me through the college admissions process. As the eldest sibling, you have provided me with a wealth of knowledge about choosing college and getting financial aid that I can share with my parents as well as with my younger brother who will begin the same process in a few years.”
– Alexa, Student
“Thank you for all of your support. You truly helped me in the college admission process and helped me not just reach but also exceed my dreams.”
– Michael, Student
“Thank you for all of your guidance and support during this process. You are very dedicated to your profession, and my son was fortunate to have you as his counselor.”
– Alice, Parent