Kristen received her Independent Educational Consultant Certificate from UC Irvine, and is a member of NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counseling), the HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association) and PACCC (Portland Area College Counselors Consortium).
She continues to be a "student of colleges," visiting 15-20 colleges a year, meeting with college admissions staff as they travel through Portland, and keeping up-to-date on college offerings and programs. Choosing to go and where to go to college is likely one of the biggest decisions and investments parents and their student will make. Kristen recognizes that not only do colleges need to be a good academic, social, and emotional fit, but families also need to consider the cost over the entire college experience and how that cost will be paid.
Once good-fit colleges are found, Kristen helps students market themselves to those colleges, increasing the odds of a great and reciprocal match. In her free time, Kristen volunteers at Lincoln High School as an Aspire Mentor and as a member of the Doernbecher Friends Board.
KPTV Appearance - MAY 31st 2017
Learn Kristen's recommendations for how high school students should be using their summers to get ready for the college application process, as shared on MORE Good Day Oregon.
COLLEGE BOUND & READY BLOG POSTS
Find out about Kristen's latest campus visits, upcoming workshops, and get expert advice about your college admission questions.
FEATURED IN LEARNVEST ARTICLE - NOVEMBER 2017
Read Kristen's tips for applying for college scholarships in this LearnVest article.
RECENT GUEST BLOG POSTS
North Avenue Education November 2018: “Additions to the College Admissions Landscape”
Applerouth Test Prep & Academic Tutoring Newsletter July 2017: "Virtual Campus Tours"
Applerouth Test Prep & Academic Tutoring Newsletter April 2017: "Demonstrated Interest":