Vera has nearly a decade of experience in higher education, including five years directly evaluating undergraduate applications at two highly selective colleges in New York City. She served as an admission officer at the Barnard College Office of Admission for four years, and spent one year reading undergraduate applications for New York University. While at Barnard--the most selective women’s college in the nation--Vera traveled to high schools in nearly 30 countries, evaluated applications, and interviewed students from all over the globe. After her stint in admissions, Vera worked for Cambridge Assessment International Education, the largest international education provider in the world, where she gave presentations to admission deans, college faculty and education policymakers. She has also presented at national and international college admission conferences, as well as served on several committees in college counseling professional associations. Additionally, she served on the Brandeis University Alumni Admission Council, where she interviewed prospective students for her alma mater.
After spending years reading several thousands selective college applications, Vera learned the intricacies of the selective admission process, and what makes an applicant stand out. She is excited to use this knowledge to help College Prep 360 students identify and build on their strengths as well as put together applications that wow admissions officers by genuinely showcasing their potential contributions. She knows that the college search and application process is a terrific opportunity for self-discovery and students’ first steps towards adulthood. Vera’s counseling style is collaborative, enthusiastic and thoughtful. She is up to date on the latest trends in higher education and college admissions but never loses sight of the individuals with whom she works. Vera loves supporting her students on their journeys and helping them land at colleges that truly allow them to thrive.