I am a former Assistant Director of Admissions at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where I worked for 8 years. I have also worked at Harvard’s Yenching Institute – in the Office of East Asian Visiting Scholars; Bentley College – in the Foreign Students’ Office; and Boston College – in the Counseling Office. I have been very active in many professional organizations and have presented talks or given workshops on student recruitment, applying to overseas programs, admissions strategies, college interviews, how graduate degrees differ, and statements of purpose. Internationally, I have worked for Marymount College in London as the Resident Dean for their U.K. study abroad programs, as well as in Japan and Finland as an ESL teacher. Over the past 19 years I have helped 100’s of students gain admission into colleges and universities in the U.S. and the U.K.
I have spent my professional career combining my passion for education (teaching and administration) with my appreciation for the multiplicity of cultures. I believe the strongest education is one that includes diversity, especially international diversity. Working in the field of International Education has allowed me to do four things I really enjoy: empower aspiring students, solve puzzles by matching a student’s needs with a program’s offerings, deal with challenges, and enjoy the wonders life presents daily.
In my free time I enjoy hiking in the mountains, cooking, and reading. I find inspiration through the practice of meditation and yoga and the insights they bring.