Candy Navarro

Admissions Expert

After a graduate degree from Harvard, Candy started her career in the admissions office at University of Southern California (USC). Candy’s passion for students led her to her 10+ year career at the elite high school setting as the Director of College Advising. She has continued her work as an Alumni Interviewer at Harvard and reviews applications for USC.

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.

Jessica Seth

Admission Expert

Jessica’s experience at Harvard Med School Outreach Program, Tufts alumni admissions interviewer and Questbridge application reader, gives her the experience needed to support students on the foundational aspects of their college journey. Jessica thrives through her work with students from diverse backgrounds and enjoys educating the entire family.

Monica Ibrahim

Admissions Expert

Monica is an experienced college counselor with a Masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For over a decade, Monica has worked with students and families who have been educated abroad, helping them to secure admissions to top tier institutions. In addition to leading a college counseling team at an international boarding school in New York, Monica has experience as an External Reader for UC Berkeley Admissions.

Treana Marbrey

As a reader for the University of California admissions office and with 10+ years of experience as a College & Career Advisor and Counselor TreAna has significant experience in working with students and families through the college admissions process. TreAna’s strength is her work with first generation students and those whose parents were educated outside of the US.

Denise Johnson

Admissions Expert

Denise has extensive experience in various counseling settings, including comprehensive middle and high schools. As a counselor at high performing charter and public schools for the past eight years, she has helped her students gain admittance to colleges including: University of California, Los Angeles, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and Princeton. Denise believes in working with the whole student, and practices a holistic approach to counseling.

Claudia G

Admissions Expert

Claudia is a comprehensive Counselor with over 15 years of experience in educational counseling. Her career spans across all grade levels, various programs in California, including one of the most competitive public high schools in the Bay Area.

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