Amanda W.

Amanda W.


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Studied at Harvard University

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About Amanda

I have had several years experience with College Admissions consulting, helping students get into their dream schools including some of the most competitive institutions nationally and internationally (UCLA, Berkeley, Cornell, UPenn, NYU, Duke, and BYU to name a few). I have also specialized in helping students apply to niche programs, graduate and MBA programs, and schools like Brigham Young University, but that's not all. My professional career has included my role as a management consultant, where I built pricing models for insurance companies, evaluated presidential foundations’ programming, and improved marketing at large corporations. What most informs my approach to admissions, however, is my time working on the other side of the admissions process as Director of Admissions for the University of Redlands School of Education and later Regional Director of Enrollment and Operations for both the School of Education and the School of Business. In addition, I was an Assistant Director of Recruitment for the Claremont Colleges, where I was responsible for the recruitment and marketing strategy of the Keck Graduate Institute. Right out of my graduate program at Harvard, I worked for Google's HR department and at Kaplan, developing a national curriculum in reading, math and writing for K-8th graders. I've co-authored a Kaplan textbook on writing and was responsible for training instructors on best practices in pedagogy. As someone with a wide range of experiences personally and professionally, I love helping students shape and mold their own stories to help them stand out in the crowd. In my free time, I love all things British royals, ballroom dancing, traveling internationally, and watching movies with complex plot lines.

Why do I coach?

I coach because the mentors who encouraged and pushed me to be my best have made the greatest impact on my life. I have enjoyed brining out the best in every student I have worked with and watching them grow and develop in their self-awareness and ability to communicate their own personal narrative.


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Harvard University

EdM, Human Development and Psychology

2005 - 2006

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Brigham Young University

B.S., Sociology

1999 - 2003

Amanda was also personally admitted to

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    Columbia College

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    Boston University

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    University of Washington

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