Aviva

Focus: Higher Education Management

University of Pennsylvania (M.S.Ed.)

University of Pennsylvania (Ed.D.)

Focus: Higher Education

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New York University (Bachelor of Music)

Majors: Music Business

PAST CONSULTING CLIENTS ADMITED TO:

Schools Clients Admitted Into:

COUNSELING AREAS

  • Undergraduate Applications

  • Gap Year

Yale, Penn (Wharton + M&T), UC Berkeley, Duke, Cornell, Bryn Mawr, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt

  • MBA

  • Early high school coaching

PREVIOUS ADMISSIONS-RELATED EXPERIENCES

University of Pennsylvania Wharton Undergraduate Admission Office – Senior Associate Director, Special Programs & Admissions at Undergraduate Division and Leadership Programs: Directed Leadership in the Business World (LBW) admissions committee and assessed financial aid awards; under my oversight, applicant pool increased by 100% and applications by underrepresented students increased by 700%; Evaluated applicants for admission to Wharton and served on freshman and transfer selection committees within the Penn Office of Admissions and Wharton Undergraduate Division; Promoted to Senior Associate Director from Associate Director in September 2013; Also held Associate Director of Undergraduate Leadership Program position until September 2012

WHAT COLLEGES SEEK

Students who embody the college’s values and who can make a measurable impact on their community.

ADMISSIONS CONSULTING PHILOSOPHY

With my values-driven approach and insider knowledge of how the admissions process works, I provide students with the most authentic and competitive pathway to enter their top-choice colleges.  
 
I accomplish this through helping them decide the right major, build meaningful relationships with admissions officers and professors, and gain insight on their unique qualities as a college applicant. 

BEST ADVICE FOR STUDENTS

College prefer to admit a well-rounded class, NOT well-rounded students. This means that you should deeply commit to 1-2 extracurricular activities instead of adding on new clubs. Seek to make an impact on your high school community or the community you care most about that leaves it better off than it was before you contributed to it. Don’t be afraid to look for leadership opportunities outside of school.

WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT COLLEGE PLANNING AND CONSULTING

Motivating, advising, and coaching students to make a contribution in and outside of the classroom.