Counselors

CeCe Belcher

CeCe has 15+ years of experience working in selective college admissions and counseling in private/independent schools in New York and Maryland. CeCe has enjoyed the opportunity to mentor, guide, and support students through their academic and social transitions to enable positive and valuable student experiences.

Anne Semone, Ph.D

Admissions Expert

Anne has 20+ years of admissions counseling, teaching and research experience at community colleges in California and the Midwest. She has also assisted dual enrollment students with college and financial aid applications. With a background in education and research, Anne provides expertise in essay writing, researching college programs, and navigating the college admissions process.

Sheila Vatan

Admissions Expert

With 10+ years of counseling experience, Sheila provides step-by-step guidance for students to showcase their identities and follow deadlines. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Columbia, Sheila gives families insight into the application process to help gain admissions to students’ dream schools.

June Sylvester Saraceno

Essay Coach

June has an MFA in creative writing and has taught literature, writing and humanities courses at university level for 20+ years. During that time, she earned numerous teaching awards including Nevada’s Outstanding Teacher in Humanities Award and the Ansari Gold Medal for Distinguished Teaching at Sierra Nevada University.

Allen Rigby

Director of Program Strategy

As the UCEazy Director of Program Strategy, Allen utilizes his experience with highly-selective college admissions by guiding students through the application process. In addition, Allen focuses on program development and expansion to ensure a comprehensive and holistic Academy experience for UCEazy families.

Pamela Prescott

Pam has 20+ years in college and career counseling at top high schools in the LA area. Her work guiding students and families won her Counselor of the Year at the district level. Pam provides support to her students from course selection, Dual and Concurrent Enrollment, career research and college admissions.

Nicole Varveris

Nicole is an energetic counselor with 6+ years of experience working with high achieving students at Stanford’s Online High School. Nicole is passionate about guiding students through High School and puts an emphasis on getting to know her students holistically to best support them using a student-focused counseling approach.

Jenna Evarkiou

Jenna has 20+ years of experience in counseling in a high ranking public high school in California. Her expertise in the college application process provides invaluable insight in helping students navigate their college path. Jenna is also passionate about helping her students build awareness on what drives them for their future.