Nicholle has 14+ years of experience as an External Reader at UCLA and UCSD Admissions. She is also the Lead Admissions Coach for USC’s Bovard Scholars Program. Nicholes’s 25+ years of college counseling, including at an elite private high school, supports her students in gaining admissions into their dream college.
As a first generation college student, I attended a liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest, where I was also a nationally-ranked handball player. After graduation, I worked as a college admissions representative at my alma mater. As a high school counselor, I keep my hand in the college admissions field by working as an Admissions Reader for UC San Diego for 12 years and currently for UCLA. I have also served on the Board of Directors for the National Catholic College Admissions Association and recently accepted a position on Revolution Prep’s West Coast Advisory Board.
No two students are alike in the college search and application process – even identical twins (which I have worked with!). My goal is to help you find colleges that are a good fit (yes, I purposely used the ‘plural form’, as there is more than one college that will be a good match for you). My role is to help you identify colleges that share those values, while walking you through the college application process from start to finish.
In my free time, I enjoy playing and coaching basketball and softball. Fun fact: I am a HUGE Tottenham Hotspur and Portland Trailblazers fan.
- BA in Mass Communications – Pacific University
- MA in School Counseling – University of San Diego
- National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
- Western Association of College Admissions Counselors (WACAC)
- Revolution Prep West Coast Advisory Board Member
- Former National Catholic College Admissions Association Board Member
“Thank you so much for all your help throughout this year. I appreciate all your advice and critique to help me get my profiles and essays in tip-top shape. You always had a positive outlook in all our check ins and all the time you put in with us really helped. You genuinely got to know me and I appreciate all the resources you’ve given us, without those it would be a tough road ahead! Thank you very much Nicholle for everything, I appreciate it! Also I hope the Trail Blazers do good too! “
“Hi Nicholle! Thank you so much for helping me shape my future! It’s amazing the work you do and I really, really appreciate how much you care! Thank you!! “
“Nicholle, Thank you for all you are doing as our college advisor to keep our family informed during these constantly changing times. We appreciate you very much! “
“Thank you for being such a kind, knowledgeable, and supportive advisor.
All the best.”