Professors

Ashley McWilliams

Ashley has 15+ years of experience working with students and their families as they navigate the college admissions process. As a counselor at a high ranking Northern California high school and a former college admissions officer, she has a holistic understanding of how the admissions process works every step of the way.

Jeralyn Johns

Admissions Expert

Jeralyn has over thirty years of experience in education including counselor for the past 25 years. Jeralyn’s experience as an external reader for UC San Diego for the past seven years has enabled her to gain valuable insight into college admissions and the importance of developing a strong foundation in early high school.

Dr. Candy Navarro

This is a family journey. My goal is to ensure that parents are part of the journey in a constructive way and bring the entire family through the process

Becky Swanson

Essay Coach

Becky Swanson has accrued her experience as an educator in the Midwest working with 7th through 12th graders for the past 14 years. Becky holds a Master’s degree in Education and currently teaches English at an elite high school near Purdue University.

Aliya Avarista

Associate Director of College Counseling

Aliya’s 10+ years of college admissions counseling and experience on admissions committees at JHU and other private universities, provides her with advanced knowledge of how to strategically craft competitive college applications. As the Associate Director of College Counseling, she is passionate about promoting an individualized college process in order to connect families and students with their right fit.

Jessica Seth

Jessica’s background at Harvard Medical School Outreach Program, Tufts Alumni Admissions interviewer and Questbridge Reader, gives her the experience needed to support students on the foundational aspects of their college journey. Jessica thrives working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Alison Tovar

Family and Student Success Coach

Ali has 15+ years experience as an Education Specialist, working with students and families to ensure student success. She believes all students have the ability to reach their goals, and specializes in implementing strategies to support each student based on unique individual needs.

Kaitlin Alexander

Essay Coach

Kaitlin is a career educator with a Master’s degree in Education and 10+ years of experience in secondary language arts classrooms. As a remote coach, she works with teens across the globe on both their writing skills and supports students to improve their executive functioning skills.