Before I became AdmissionsMom, I was a teacher for 30 years. I also work as an independent educational consultant (IEC), which is a fancy way of saying that I’m a private college consultant.
Working as an IEC and even before as a teacher and as a mom, I’d always been bothered by the stress of the college admissions process, from the pressures students put on themselves, as well as what’s coming from their parents and their community. Working one-on-one with students to improve their experiences and get them to the right schools is great, but I wanted to do more, and I wanted to reach more people than was possible as a teacher or an IEC.
I also wanted to honor the legacy my own mom had left me with her dedication to college access, so in part, AdmissionsMom is in memory of her. You can read more about my amazing mom and the influence she had on my Admissions Mom journey here.
And, just FYI, I hold UCLA College Counseling Certificate, and I’m a member of IECA, HECA, NACAC, and TACAC — all professional organizations for college consulting and counseling. If you would like to learn more about my “beyond AdmissionsMom” life as an IEC, you can check out my website at admissionsjourney.com.