Advisors

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Christopher Yoon
Brandeis University
Coming from a low-income background and being the first in my family to attend college, I am thankful for the opportunities afforded to me and would love to give back through sharing my knowledge and experience. From applying to 35 different schools in high school to volunteering at the Brandeis admission's office in college, I was able to experience both sides of the college application process and fully understand how to put one's best foot forward.

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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.

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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!

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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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Ari Gimbel
Middlebury College
Hello! My name is Ari, and I'm so excited to work with you! I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College in January of 2010 with highest honors in Art History and minors in English and Gender Studies. I've been working in admissions for over ten years, either at the secondary or college level. As a transfer student - Brandeis University to Middlebury College - I understand the value of exploring what students really want out of their college experience. My background in admissions and consulting gives me a unique insight into what schools are looking for in an applicant. Since the goal of the admissions team is to create a community, they're looking for fully realized applicants who understand what they have to contribute. We can work together to craft a narrative that connects what makes you unique to what the school prides itself on. By the end of your application, the Admissions Officer should be able to envision you in the dining hall, the classroom, and the dorms. I want you to feel supported, connected, and heard during this process. From the beginning planning phase through the final submission, I look forward to getting to know you and working together!

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Arbre’ya Lewis
Duke University
Hello, my name is Arbre'ya Lewis. As a first generation, low-income, minority student, I recognized early the incredible power that comes with the resources & knowledge of a college advisor. In 2018, after graduating from Duke University, I became an advisor at a high school in Durham, NC so I could be that much needed resource for local students. After serving as the advisor for over 800 junior & senior students from 2018-19, I left for graduate school. My time at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University allowed me to pursue my other professional interests as I obtained my Master's in Public Health. I currently work full time as a Health Communications Specialist, with a focus in cancer prevention. I'm driven daily by my desire to pursue equitable health & education for all. On that note, I am the founder of P.O. Purpose, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering minority students to pursue their purpose through higher education. I have found incredible value in being intentional and thoughtful throughout the college admissions journey to ensure you make the best choice for yourself. Over time, I developed a knack for mentoring and walking students through the best options considering their individual wants & needs. As a communications specialist, I'm pretty savvy with essay editing too ;)

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Annie Ezzell
Wesleyan University
Hi folks! College applications are scary. Mine were especially scary, because I applied to my (mostly liberal arts) schools a year early. I'm now a sophomore at Wesleyan planning to declare a Classics major and Russian and Eastern European studies minor--if you are particularly interested in studying foreign and ancient languages in college, I have a ton of experience doing so! When I'm not in the classics library, I'm involved in reproductive justice advocacy, queer life on campus, and Wesleyan's flourishing music scenes. I think it's crucial to balance considerations of both academic fit and cultural fit when exploring college options, and I would love to help you do just that!

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Anna Vande Velde
Carnegie Mellon University
I am a recent Harvard Law graduate (2021) and am excited to join students and their families on their college admissions journey!

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Angelique Singh
University of Southern California
Hi everyone! I am a doctoral candidate at USC and an educator. I have worked as a college/ school faculty counselor with students from elementary to post-secondary settings while teaching college courses and working in Special Education. I am a California Native and have earned multiple degrees from USC. I look forward to helping you find your fit. Fight on!

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Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Aneeka Britto
University of Pennsylvania
I am currently a senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Spanish and Statistics through the Wharton School of Business. After graduation, I will be working in leveraged finance banking at J.P. Morgan.

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Andrew Worrell
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Hello! My name is Andrew and I am a graduate student pursuing my Master's of Public Policy and Juris Doctorate. I have a bachelor’s degree in Global Economic Studies with a concentration in Latin American studies and a minor in P.P.E from UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating with my B.A. in 2014, I accepted a position with the College Advising Corps where I spent four years working with students as they navigated the transition from high school to life after graduation. Afterwards, I worked at financial services firm before returning to graduate school. In my spare time you can find me working on my jump shot, hiking, exploring new food, or trying to convince myself to run a marathon.

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Andrew Wailes
Columbia University
Thank you for taking this next step in your future! I am an experienced educator and college advisor, having spent the past decade supporting high school students in New York, California, and Hong Kong. I believe in each and every student's ability to succeed. Everyone has something to offer. In working with students, I always make sure that feel heard, valued, and even celebrated. I look forward to supporting you as you embark on this exciting next step of your educational journey.

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Andrea Cooper
Harvard University
I studied Romance languages and Latin American Studies at Harvard University and am currently working in research for a human rights-focused nonprofit.

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Allison Park
Yale University
Hi! My name's Allison and I graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a degree in Political Science. I'm originally from the Washington D.C. area and now work as an audio producer at CNN based in New York City. During my senior year of high school, I traveled the country to audition for music schools and conservatories as a cello performance major. Ironically, Yale was the only non-music school I applied to. But throughout undergrad, I kept up music through the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Low Strung, a 12-person all-cello rock band. On campus, I was also an editor at the Yale Daily News where I helped launch their first audio and podcasting branch, and my college internship experience has spanned NBC News and MSNBC. Over the last five years, I've worked one-on-one with nearly 40 students ranging from 8th to 12th grade, and helped them reach their admissions goals to schools including Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Northwestern, to name a few. I'm passionate about storytelling and am committed to helping students craft their own personal narrative in a way that authentically reflects their passions and unique qualities. I'm excited to work together!

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Alejandra Esparza Young
Stanford University
Hello! My name is Alejandra, and I graduated from Stanford University in June 2020 with a degree in Chemistry. I am currently applying to medical school, so I have recently been through the process of writing essays and filling out applications, myself. I know it's a long process, and I am really excited to help you through it in any way that I can! In my free time, I like to knit, play ukulele, read fiction novels, and play video games.

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