Laura Duran

Admissions Expert

Laura is a Bay Area native who attended Mission San Jose High School and has 10+ years of experience working both as a counselor and in the college and career center for two of the most highly ranked high schools in California. In her work with students, Laura puts emphasis on supporting students in their development in order to maximize their chances of success for college admissions.

Brian Ford

Admissions Expert

Brian has served as the Director of College Counseling for an elite private school near Boston as well as an Assistant Director of Admission at Boston University and Bryant University. He has reviewed 60,000+ college applications including admissions reviews for BS/MD programs and has assisted students in gaining admissions to schools such as Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Northwestern and other top tier colleges around the world.

Chris Sharp

Admissions Expert

As an Assistant Director of Admission at CMU, Chris received extensive training in quantitative majors ranging from computer science, mathematics, natural science, and engineering to economics, finance, and even architecture. He has a keen eye for how students can differentiate themselves when applying to these incredibly selective majors.

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.

Kelly Hedgspeth

Admissions Expert

Kelly attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she earned a Masters of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education. In her work with students, she puts specific emphasis on mentoring to enhance self-exploration, goal-setting, and self-advocacy skills while helping students plan for their future college admissions aspirations.

Nicholle Wyatt

Admissions Expert

Nicolle Wyatt has over 14 years of experience as an External Reader at UCLA and UCSD Admissions offices. Also, she has been the Lead Admissions coach for USC’s Bovard Scholars Program. With over 25 years of college counseling experience, including time at an elite private high school, Nicholle knows what it takes to get students into their dream college.

Jocbethem Tahapary

Admissions Expert

With over 25 years professional experience working on both ends of the college application and admissions process, Jocbethem is the ideal counselor for developing students as well as getting them into their dream college. Jocbethem has served as admissions counselor and assistant director in three university admissions offices and as a counselor at top ranked high schools in California.

Dr. Tina Singh

Admissions Expert

Dr. Tina Singh is an experienced and passionate admissions counselor with an extensive STEM background including: Biochem major and research at UCSD, sat for the MCAT, currently AP Chemistry instructor with a high AP pass rate.

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