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Professors

Nicole Varveris

Nicole is an energetic counselor with 6+ years of experience working with high achieving students at Stanford’s Online High School. Nicole is passionate about guiding students through High School and puts an emphasis on getting to know her students holistically to best support them using a student-focused counseling approach.

Jenna Evarkiou

Jenna has 20+ years of experience in counseling in a high ranking public high school in California. Her expertise in the college application process provides invaluable insight in helping students navigate their college path. Jenna is also passionate about helping her students build awareness on what drives them for their future.

Kariny Contreras-Nunez

Admissions Expert

Kariny has extensive knowledge of the admissions process at various institutions. Over the past decade she has worked for Gettysburg College, Washington & Jefferson College, and Purdue. Most recently, as a Senior Assistant Dir. of Admissions at Purdue, she was a member of the College of Engineering Review Team for six years.

Christina Acker

Admissions Expert

Christina has 20+ years of experience working in education including Admissions at University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. She has spent the last 7 years at a private high school in the Los Angeles area supporting students and their families navigate the college admissions process.

Brian Ford

Director of Career Pathways

Brian has reviewed 60,000+ college applications including BS/MD programs as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston University. Brian currently is the Director of College Counseling for an elite private high school near Boston. His background makes him a top expert in guiding students to BS/MD and Pre-med programs.

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.

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.