Alisa Berner

Admission Expert

Alisa has worked as a comprehensive counselor at a high-ranked public high school for the past 22 years. On the college admissions side, she has been a UC San Diego reader for undergraduate admissions for 10+ years.

Aliya Avarista

Admission Expert

Aliya is an empathetic, student-centered, and experienced counselor. She earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. With over a decade of experience in college counseling and admissions, Aliya has worked in both elite independent schools and public schools in under resourced communities. She’s served as a key member of the Johns Hopkins University admissions committee in addition to other private universities.

Alison Tovar

Ali has over 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.

Andrea Rasmussen

Admissions Expert

Andrea has over 10 years of experience working with students and their families. She’s worked at both public and elite private high schools and serves as an external reader for undergraduate applications for the UC admissions office. She’s passionate about helping students identify their future goals and find their paths. Andrea has honed the skills to empower, guide, and encourage students to actualize their potential and how to achieve it.

Anne Johnson

Admissions Expert

Anne Johnson is an experienced counselor who has worked in education, counseling, and the youth non-profit sector for over 15 years. With her extensive background in both development of individual students as well as getting them into top universities, Anne is skilled at connecting with students and families who are driven towards long term success.

Abby Croft

Admissions Expert

As the Assistant Director of Admissions at Rose-Hulman and Assistant Director of Non-Resident Recruitment at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Abby reviewed thousands of applications for highly competitive engineering, science and pre-med programs. As an academic advisor at Purdue, Abby assists students in choosing classes to make progress towards achieving their undergraduate degrees along with planning for internships, employment and graduate school.

Amy Parrish


Amy has more than 25 years in marketing and was a former NBC News journalist. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Georgia.

Anna Cavanaugh

Admissions Expert

Anna is an experienced college admissions counselor with Masters in Educational Counseling. She has helped students get accepted into Stanford, Harvard, USC, UCLA and more.

Andrew Jezierski

Admissions Expert

As an admissions advisor at University of Chicago, AJ specializes in admissions to top ranked colleges. AJ has worked as a college admissions counselor on both the East and West coasts at elite private high schools.

Amy Pimentel

Admissions Expert

Amy Pimentel has worked in college access, counseling, and student services for over 12 years. Amy formally served as an External Reader of UC Berkeley Admissions for several years.

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