I got my start in the college admissions world at Dartmouth College, my alma mater, as an Assistant Director of Admissions. Later, I had the opportunity to read undergrad applications to Yale University, in my hometown of New Haven for a couple years. Both experiences reinforced the high quality of individualized consideration by the colleges and universities and the humbling accomplishments and personal qualities of the young people applying.
After working at Dartmouth, Yale and also with the Breakthrough Collaborative program, I went to NYU Law School and worked with several programs and public schools throughout the City providing college counseling to students who may not have otherwise had any structured guidance through the college process. Immediately after graduation, I co-taught Constitutional Law at NYU to second and third-year students as the Derrick Bell Fellow in Constitutional Law.
Since leaving NYU Law, I’ve been a Director of a charter high school in Brooklyn where I had the chance to work with some outstanding young people as they prepared for college (and now grad school!). I am the Director of Governance for Achievement First and serve on the boards of A Better Chance and Horizons.
Amidst all that, my very favorite moments come in exploring life’s riddles with my two pre-school age kids while joining them in the various imaginative worlds they create.