Independent Educational Consultant, Emeritus
Emily grew up on a dairy farm in New York State, where she learned a practical approach to getting the job done and just how much a dollar can buy. Her strong sense of the value of education was passed down from her great-grandmother, who taught Art and French at Stephens College in the late 1800's, and from her grandmother who graduated from the Women's College at Brown University, Class of 1905. Working with each student to find the right list of colleges at the right price comes naturally, and getting those pesky applications completed with time to spare is what she does best.
A big believer in the Land Grant Universities, Emily earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a College Counseling Certificate, UCLA. As an independent college counselor, the coordinator of the College and Career Center at Cleveland High School, and an ASPIRE mentor, she guides students through the college search, application, and visit processes. Emily especially loves working with students interested in music, film or foreign languages.
Emily belongs to professional associations for college counselors including the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC), Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the Portland Area College Counselors Consortium. Her continuing education includes dozens of college visits each year, as well as being both a presenter and attendee at industry conferences.
She currently works with first generation students and underserved populations. She is also a mentor and advisor to newer College Admission Coaches in the consortium.
"Emily is a life changer! From encouraging big ideas to making dreams come true, Emily guided me through every phase of the application and admissions process. She helped me realize a dream that I didn't know I had, and I wouldn't be where I am today without her."
- Eli, student
"We could tell Emily cared about our son and his future. She learned who our son was, what his needs and likes were. She’s a kind person who will treat your child like her own. She found the perfect school for our son, one we had never heard about. When people ask, “How did your son find Gettysburg College, I tell them about Emily and sing her praises."
- Carolyn, parent