Advisors

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Michael Miller
University of Pennsylvania
Hi! I'm Michael ("Mikey") Miller, and I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with my degree in English. In college, I was selected to be a writing tutor, and I guided my peers from all disciplines in all stages of the writing process for three years at Penn's esteemed writing center. Since graduating, I have worked consistently as a college applications consultant and college essay coach with students in both STEM and the humanities and have a demonstrated track record of helping students get into the school of their dreams, some of which have included Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Penn, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury, and WashU. When I'm not working with students on the college process, I am an actor, writer, tutor, and freelance journalist. I look forward to working with you!
Kayla Hart
Baylor University
I graduated from Baylor University as a triple major in Management, International Business and Spanish. I spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands which prompted my lifelong wanderlust which has taken me to over 60 countries across 6 continents. I then attended Harvard University to receive my Masters degree in International Relations in which I submitted a thesis titled "Heroism, Race, and Minority Lead Roles in Global Cinema Blockbusters." I was just admitted into UCL Institute of Education MPhil/PhD program (ranked #1 in the world in QS Rankings 2014-2021). I've been twice selected as an economics research intern for the US Department of State (France and Argentina). I've taught in several public, private, and boarding schools in the USA & Malaysia and served as a college counselor in the UAE. Lastly, I hold a college counseling certificate from Rice University.
Kevin Kim
Northwestern University
Hi everyone! My name's Kevin, and I plan on double majoring in political science and economics at Northwestern University. Even without super unique extracurriculars or experiences (finding the cure to cancer or starting a million dollar business at the age of two), I know that each applicant has the potential to present a unique story to the admission officers! As your advisor, I will work to help highlight the unique parts of your application in your essays. I'm excited to share the tips and tricks of the college process that I learned while applying for colleges and advising other students. I can't wait to help make these polar opposite terms (fun and the college process) seem like synonyms :)

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Gabriel Hall
Vanderbilt University
Thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Gabriel, please feel free to call me Gabe, and I'm an Senior Advisor at CollegeAdvisor.com. I hold a B.A. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and my M.S in School Counseling and Guidance from New York University. I also hold my M.B.A from Stratford University. I truly look forward to working with you every step of the way and navigating you through this amazing, yet time sensitive journey. Key Roles: SAT Testing Administrator at College Board; Director of College and Career Readiness Program in Virginia. Expertise in the following areas: college admissions and financial aid process, college applications, FASFA and CSS Profile submission, academic and career counseling, transcript review, NCAA Clearinghouse ,college major exploration, transfer, academic resume creation and cover letter creation, interview preparation and much more! I absolutely love assisting student's and families navigate the college admissions process and can't wait to work with you!
Feven Alemu
Duke University
Hi! My name is Feven, and I graduated in 2018 from Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Global Health. I'm an Atlanta native and prospective law student at Emory University. I'm so excited to start working with you on your admissions journey!

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Dovie Siaway
University of California – Berkeley
Hi everyone! My name is Dovie! I'm originally from Alabama but I grew up in the Bay Area. I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in American Studies with an emphasis in Education. (Go Bears!) While at Cal, I served as the Assistant Director of Recruitment for the Black Recruitment and Retention Center and joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I have worked in education for over 10 years from tutoring/advising jobs to recruitment work for Cal to managing an Education & Careers department at a nonprofit. I love advising high school students and what I've learned over the years is that there are many pathways for students to achieve their academic goals. As an advisor, I enjoy helping students paint the full picture of themselves through their essays and assisting with career/major exploration. In my every day life I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and reading. My latest read was "All About Love" by bell hooks which I highly recommend! I look forward to working with you to achieve your college goals!

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Diamond Williams
Vanderbilt University
Hi there! My name is Diamond, and I am a 2020 graduate of Vanderbilt University. During my time at Vanderbilt, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in the Medical Sciences at the University of South Florida. I look forward to working with you and helping you through the application process!

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Deepti Saroha
University of California – Los Angeles
I graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a degree in Political Science and have 7 years of college advising experience. My students have been accepted to top schools such as Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Rice University, The University of Chicago and more. I currently work full time as a College Counselor at a high school in Oakland, California where I help students pick majors, develop college lists and assist with their college and financial aid applications. I also assist with scholarship applications with a handful of my students receiving Questbridge scholarships and full rides to the colleges of their choice. I emphasize overall fit when developing college lists for my students and hope that I can find you the best fit and help you achieve your post secondary goals.

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David Querusio
Boston College
Hi there! I have been working as an admissions counselor at NYU for the past four years. While at NYU, I also earned my master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. As a first-generation student, I was excited but also very intimidated by the college application process. I ended up staying close to home at Boston College and loved it. So much of being successful in the application process depends on knowing how to navigate the requirements and expectations of universities, and I am happy to help you every step of the way!

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Daisy Bermudez
Wesleyan University
I have worked in the college access world since 2014. In my time as a college counselor, I have worked with hundreds of students as they navigate their college applications. In my role as a college counselor, I strive to give my students the tools to be self-advocates, leaders, and life long learners who pursue incredible opportunities. I currently live in Chicago and serve as Program Manager for a national non-for profit.

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Crystal Aguero-Norman
Wake Forest University
Hello everyone! Wake Forest University is my alma mater which is where I received both my BS and MA degrees. During my time there, I was a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions. There I was able to gain invaluable experience guiding and interacting with many prospective students over the years. Additionally, I provided mentorship to several undergrads seeking to pursue both medical and graduate schools. I was born, raised, and attended school in North Carolina; however, having new experiences and visiting new places is still a priority. It has been my good fortune to have traveled to different countries and immersed myself in various cultures. These experiences expanded my understanding of the world and the perspective of the humans who inhabit it. I hope to share that experience with others.
Corbin Chu
Williams College
College advisor with 10 years of experience supporting students from all walks of life pursuing top US universities and liberal arts colleges in various subjects, especially STEM, business, and undecided majors.

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Claire Babbs
University of Texas – Austin
Claire has over eight years of experience as an educator and college/school counselor. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Master's of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Psychology with a dual concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs and School Counseling from the University of Texas at Austin. She is committed to working with adolescents and young adults in a collaborative and professional manner that fosters personal growth and academic success in both secondary and post-secondary institutions. In her spare time, Claire enjoys working out, reading Larry McMurtry novels, and spending time with her family and 4 dogs.
Cedric Jones
University of California – Berkeley
My love for college advising began at UC Berkeley where I studied Landscape Architecture and also was the Executive Director of a recruitment and retention center in partnership with Cal's Office of Admissions. Over the last 7 years, I've served in the capacity of a STEM Teacher and Principal, supporting hundreds of students with their college applications through High School & College Options programming of which I have instituted at multiple school sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. I look forward to aiding youth in their pursuits of higher education!

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Bryce Ervin
Bowdoin College
Experienced admissions professional with more than six years of reading, evaluating, and making decisions on thousands of college applications for highly selective institutions. I deeply value connecting with students, getting to know their strengths and stories, and helping them navigate the college admissions process.

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Brennan Maly
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Hi Everyone! I began my college admissions work during an Americorps term for a college access non-profit called College Possible. Having worked with a cohort of first gen, low-income, prospective college students, I found my passion in empowering young people. I'm currently a graduate school counseling student accumulating student teaching/counseling hours at a high school in Milwaukee, WI whereby I'm once again helping students navigate the college application and financial aid process. I look forward to working with students via College Advisor to expand my impact and find the best collegiate fit for passionate students.
Brandon Kang
Stanford University
Hi All! My name is Brandon, and I'm currently a 4th year at Stanford pursuing a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science. I applied to universities with an arts portfolio and with a strong volunteering background so happy to answer any questions about that or about the college application process in general! I've spent the last 4 years offering college consulting services to high school seniors and have experience in both private tutoring for SAT and cello. Given that I've held roles in both the Finance and Tech industries, I'm also happy to chat about how those opportunities have linked with my college experience!

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Beatriz Perez
University of California – Los Angeles
Experienced Professional in education and youth development. Beatriz has over 3 years of experience working with marginalized youth primarily in Southern California focusing on leadership development, college readiness, financial empowerment, and civic education. She previously worked as academic advisors for UCR's Upward Bound Program and UCLA's Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) to support students in their academic journey towards higher education through one-on-one academic advising, workshops, and personal development. As a HOPE alumnae, she is now the organization's Youth Programs Coordinator where she supports managing two youth development programs through advocacy, leadership, and education. When Beatriz is not working, she is managing Amor al Pueblo, a community foundation she and her mother co-founded to provide monthly food pantries to families in need in Culican, Sinaloa. She is passionate about supporting future world leaders, education, and equality for marginalized communities.

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Ashley Murphy
Penn State University
I discovered my passion for college admission soon after completing my undergraduate degree at Penn State in 2002. Since then, I have been honored to help students of all backgrounds and interests navigate both admissions and financial aid at a variety of institutions across the country. I later completed my master’s degree at NYU and have found myself specializing in admission/college selection for technical areas, including engineering, business, and the trades. I’m excited to work with you and to help you present your best self!
Arshia Malek, M.Ed.
University of Southern California
Thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Arshia, and I'm an Advising Manager and Senior Consultant for CollegeAdvisor.com. I hold a B.A. in Sociology and M.Ed. in Educational Counseling from University of Southern California and a Certificate in College Admission Consulting from UC Berkeley. I look forward to partnering with you and assisting you in your college admissions journey. Key experiences: admission and advisement at USC, QuestBridge, and University of California system. Expertise: college admissions and planning, academic and career counseling, major exploration, transfer, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, and pre-health advisement.

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Arianna Lee
Dartmouth College
Hello, my name is Arianna! I got admitted early to Dartmouth College's class of 2016, and I was pre-med with a major in Neuroscience and a concentration in English. I have experience mentoring over 100 students through the application process to both undergraduate and graduate schools. Students that I have tutored have been admitted into Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth (Tuck School of Business), Columbia (Medical School), Brown, Princeton, UMich, MSU, CalTech, USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Berkley (to name a few!). I can help you get into a school that will highlight your passions! I am a Questbridge Scholar and was a Gates Finalist for anyone that needs support on scholarship or financial aid. I look forward to working with you!

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