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Martha Allen

Former Associate Director of Admission, Swarthmore College
Former Associate Director of Admissions, Bryn Mawr College
Former Associate Director of Admissions, Oberlin College
Former Assistant Dean of Admissions, Hamilton College
BA, Government, Smith College

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I have spent most of my 30-year professional life working in college admissions for highly selective colleges: Hamilton (NY), Oberlin (OH), Bryn Mawr (PA) and Swarthmore (PA). Over the years I developed various areas of admissions expertise but half of my career was spent working with international students from around the world. I also have extensive experience working as a college counselor for private high schools.

My love for this work stems from my own background — I am a first generation college attendee who, without the help of a caring counselor, would never have attended college at all. Instead, with the help of that one person, I ended up attending a university to study Engineering (not for me!), then transferred to Smith College (MA). I learned not only how important higher education is in general but the value of finding the right fit between an individual and a college.

This year a moved across the country from Pennsylvania to live in California. I love walking my dogs on the beach every day, watching all types of sea life in the bay, and exploring my new hometown (and state). When not working, I love movies, music, and hiking. Though I miss being able to watch Pennsylvania sports teams regularly (go Steelers!) the trade off has been worth it.