Whitney has 5+ years in college admission and recruitment at the University of Southern California. She is an instructor for summer programs at UC Berkeley and USC for 11th-12th graders. Whitney is a contributor to a #1 best selling college admissions book and a guest speaker in Asia educating students on US colleges.
As the first person in my immediate family to obtain a college degree, I remember how challenging it was to navigate the college application process. Although I was captain for a varsity sport, on homecoming court, part of student council, and participated in a foreign exchange program to Japan, I didn’t know how to articulate my strengths and stand out amongst the thousands of other applicants. I’ve helped students gain admission to many top-tier institutions. However, I’m most proud of assisting students with discovering schools that align with their core values, professional goals, and where they’ll excel for the next four years. Sometimes that means informing them about a college or university that they hadn’t considered initially.
My counseling style includes open communication, complete transparency, and setting realistic expectations. My goal is to help break the college application process into small, manageable steps that reduce stress and anxiety.
When I’m not helping students put together stellar applications, I relish experiencing the simple things in life through my 1-year-old daughter’s eyes. I also enjoy traveling (24 countries down, so many more to go!) and immersing myself in new experiences.
- MS/MBA in Social Entrepreneurship – University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
- BA in African American/Ethnic Studies -California State University, Fullerton
- Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
- Featured in Insights June/July 2019 issue
“Whitney is respectful, but she will give honest feedback on ways to improve your college essays.
That alone was worth it, but everything from helping with her college list, to questions on the applications and mapping out deadlines – this made everything so much less stressful! We received a nice scholarship to the college she ultimately decided to attend and I believe this has a lot to do with the guidance we received from Whitney.”