I know how to get into good schools; I went to two: Georgetown University, where I graduated magna cum laude, with a degree in Foreign Service; and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where I was awarded Distinction, for graduate degrees in Government and International History.
As far as experience goes, I am a former Admissions Officer at Georgetown University, where I ran International Recruitment in the Middle East and North Africa region, covering schools from Morocco, to the Arabian Gulf, to the Levant. My personal journey has been as varied and international as my recruitment and admissions experience: I have lived on both coasts of the United States, in the Caribbean, Western Europe, the Middle East, the Subcontinent, and South-East Asia. In other words, I have seen all kinds of students from all kinds of educational backgrounds. So, I know what makes an application stand out. Prior to that, I was International Education Specialist at Northwestern University, handling every aspect of international student life.
I left Admissions at Georgetown to pursue graduate study at the LSE, only to return back to Georgetown, my undergraduate alma mater, as Teaching and Research Fellow for courses such as Political and Social Thought, The Philosophy of Education, Ethics and Markets, to name a few.
What I enjoyed most about teaching was, what Plato called, the “midwifing” of ideas. That, after all, is the purpose of Education: to educe, to bring out. That, too, is what draws me to Admissions: to see in a student that which may not be immediately apparent to him/her. The duty of a Philosopher is to see through Man, and bring out in him, his better self. That, too, is the duty and calling of an Admissions Officer and Consultant.
I have been in Higher Education for over eight years, as both administrator and academic. I know the University inside-out; so, I know exactly how to help you get to the school of your dreams!
–Oh, and I speak Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Tagalog. So, don’t ever worry about being lost in translation!