I've been in the college counseling industry for over fifteen years cooperating with local high schools and have helped hundreds of students get into their dream schools. I always hope to cultivate an insightful understanding of individual students to most ideally match their interests and passions with the right college. An empathetic listener to clients' needs, I find it rewarding to bring out the best in each student and inspire them to go one step further in following their dreams.
My students have been admitted to hundreds of colleges around the USA and some to Canada and Europe. It has been my honor to work with every unique student. I have so many great memories of working with them, from the nervous first meeting and spending hours in front of the computer clarifying their essays to celebrating their achievements together, especially the joy of acceptance letters. The college application process is stressful for both students and families, so invest in Lee College Counseling and bring the best college admission results and peace of mind to your family.
My passion for supporting families and students through the college admissions process started in 2008 when I began volunteering at the Sisters High School Aspire program in Sisters, OR. My commitment to working with local high schools continued to the Summit High School Future Center when my family moved to Bend, OR in 2014. To realize my educational and life vision of equity and inclusion, I've been helping Summit High School juniors and seniors with their college applications since 2014. Training and educating Summit High School Future Center parent volunteers has also brought me the great joy of meeting many professional, devoted parents in the community. I proudly opened my own business in 2018 but continue to give back to students in the community by volunteering my expertise at local public schools. In 2021, I also worked as a director at Summit High School's Future Center and a staff member at Bend Senior High School's Future Center, which allowed me to serve a broader group of students and network with community professionals.
As a proud member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), I diligently invest in continuing my education and my professional development by attending conferences, networking with college admissions officers, and visiting college campuses around the USA. I have a BA in Teaching English as a Second Other Language (TESOL) and an M.Ed in Secondary School Administration from the State University of New York-Buffalo. My previous work experiences include serving as an English teacher in middle schools for seven years and working as an office assistant for Energyneering Solutions, Inc. from 2008-2010.