Beth has been working with students across the U.S. as a college admissions counselor for more than a decade. Her clients and essay students have earned admission to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Caltech, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, and many other colleges and universities across the U.S.
A graduate of Stanford, Beth studied human and marine biology in college. She went on to complete a post-graduate year afield, joining underwater expeditions with the National Geographic Society and the Cousteau Society. She was hired by Cousteau as a writer and editor for their membership magazines, eventually transitioning to work on the ancillaries for the science textbooks published by Saunders College Publishing.
Beth earned her Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA and began working with families as an independent admissions consultant in 2007. From 2008 to 2010, Beth created, produced, and hosted the Countdown to College Radio Show, a live interview-based program that aired on WNSH in the Boston area. Each week, she had an hour of one-on-one time with admissions deans and other experts, including Dr. Carol Dweck, Dr. William Dement, and Daniel Pink, in the fields of teen behavior, motivation, and achievement, to answer her and her clients’ questions.
At about that time, she began teaching summer essay-writing seminars to 80+ rising seniors annually, then leading a team of editors to review the essays and offer suggestions for improvements before they were submitted to the colleges.
Beth's philosophy of college admissions is founded on the principle that students who dig deeply into their interests during high school become happier, more accomplished students who are able to submit more compelling college applications. By developing the ability to articulate their goals, students learn about themselves and how to make a plan to move forward in a methodical and precise way. She feels privileged to guide families and mentor students as they navigate the rite of passage that is selective college admissions.
Beth is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling. She resides in the seaside town of Ventura, California.