Director of Program Development & Strategic Initiatives

Shoshannah has spent almost a decade working in education, but has been passionate about counseling, mentoring, and coaching students beginning as early as her high school years. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Northwestern University, where she also read and evaluated thousands of applications for undergraduate admissions for several years. Later, she worked at the University of Chicago for five years, building and executing class-specific student development programming to help students adjust to life on campus, explore college majors, network with alumni, identify possible career paths, and even prepare for life in the “real world.” Outside of higher education, Shoshannah has worked in private college admissions consulting for the past seven years and has experience managing teams of college counselors, building curriculum, and traveling internationally to give presentations to high school students and their families on navigating the college admissions process. She has worked with scores of students from around the world, helping them earn admission to their dream colleges time and again.

Shoshannah understands the world of highly selective institutions and takes pride in helping students identify and highlight their strengths in a way that differentiates them from the rest of the pack. As a strategic thinker, Shoshannah helps students understand the big picture and craft a narrative that builds a cohesive story about their past experiences and future goals. She takes a personalized approach to counseling, placing an emphasis on building relationships and trust with her students, adapting her counseling approach based on the student’s work style and personality. She has worked with students with a variety of geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and academic abilities. Each time, she helps the student identify their passions and find a college that will allow him or her to thrive.

Shoshannah resides in Chicago and spends her free time playing beach volleyball, traveling, reading, cooking, spending time outdoors, and riding her bike around the city. She also loves practicing calligraphy and exploring her artistic side.

University experience

University of Chicago
Assistant Director of College Programming
Northwestern University
Undergraduate Admissions Reader


Northwestern University
B.S., M.S.