Over the years, I have worked in education as an instructor, tutor and educational consultant, teaching at the college level and advising middle and high school students on academic decisions and college planning. As a consultant and tutor in Kirkland, Washington, I have advised students on college planning including college lists, applications, essays, and college decisions. I have helped students prepare successfully for college entrance exams including the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Working with numerous high school students, I have helped them make smooth and lower-stress transitions to college. I hold a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, The State University of New York, and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.
Prior to counseling students, I worked for 17 years as a freelance writer, publishing feature articles about environmental issues, art, and travel in numerous national publications including International Wildlife, Islands, and Endless Vacation. My experience as a professional writer enables me to help students strengthen their writing and editing skills, as well as work on their college essays.
As a student and writer, I gained extensive international experience, studying three languages in Europe and South America, and traveling to over 30 countries. I have lectured at institutions including the Museum of Natural History in New York and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. As an educational consultant, I continue to believe in the value of a global education, and I help students find educational opportunities that broaden their world view and help them prepare for careers in the global economy.
I have a certificate in intercultural communication from The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon and frequently work with international students and students from diverse backgrounds.
Member of HECA, Higher Education Consultants Association