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Who Are We? 

We are a group of higher education professionals with years of experience in virtual and in-person workshops and small group or one-on-one college and career counseling and recruiting.


College & Transfer Application Counseling

Lori had always found purpose in helping and connecting with youth and decided to transition from the medical device industry in 2006 to follow her passion in college admissions. She has worked in undergraduate transfer admissions, university career centers, and community-based organizations, before settling into independent college counseling. She has helped hundreds of high school and transfer students successfully navigate their college application process. Her philosophy is to provide personalized support to students that will lead them to academic, vocational, and personal success. 


Lori holds a Master's Degree in Psychology & Career Counseling from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association, Independent Educational Consultants Association, National Association for College Admissions Counseling, and Western Association for College Admissions Counseling. Visit Lori's blog featured in the Palo Alto Weekly's online edition, Thinking About College.”

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College & Graduate Application Counseling

Marc left his career in the high-tech financial services industry to pursue his passion for helping others find the path to their best life. Once a part-time application reader for the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Stanford University, he brought the insight he gained there to a non-profit extracurricular program where, as a volunteer mentor, he helped scores of high school seniors develop their college application essays for more than a decade. Drawing upon his previous experience counseling his staff as an engineering manager, Marc has also begun training to become a professional life coach.

Marc holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology & Society from Stanford. He received his College Counseling certificate from UC San Diego Extension and his professional life coach certification from Impact Coaching Academy. He is a member of NACAC and WACAC.

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Career & Internship 


Rebecca holds a Master's Degree and PPS credential in Educational Counseling from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Education from Occidental College. She began her professional career as a campus recruiter for McKinsey & Company, where she helped plan, coordinate and execute recruiting strategy and events for the Bay Area and West Coast offices.


Rebecca spent two years as a Career Counselor and Assistant Director at Stanford University before becoming a Senior Assistant Director and Manager of Employer Relations at the Wasserman Career Development Center at NYU. Her most recent role was on the Human Resources team at PlayStation as a University Recruiter.

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