Associate College Admissions Counselor
Areas of expertise: Students interested in a wide range of schools, students seeking admission to highly selective schools, under-represented minorities, students seeking interview preparation, and transfer students.
Jonathan’s career in higher education has led him to Princeton University, New York University (NYU), and now Yale University. A former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at NYU, Jonathan has evaluated thousands of freshman, transfer, and readmission applications. During his time at NYU, he traveled throughout the Northeast United States and California to meet with students, parents, and high school counselors.
Jonathan is a graduate of Princeton University, where he lent his efforts to the Princeton University Preparatory Program, which works with high school seniors to provide guidance and support during the college admissions and financial aid process. While at Princeton, he started an early college awareness program for minority youth and wrote his thesis on student motivation (so he knows a thing or two about keeping students excited and inspired!).
Jonathan went on to earn an MA in Psychology at NYU and work as a college counselor at a non-profit organization, in addition to interviewing undergraduate applicants for Princeton. While he was a student at NYU, Jonathan founded a program to mentor and empower young people to reach their goals. Jonathan’s interest in making an impact began in high school, when he co-founded an organization committed to providing access to social and community service events. He led the organization’s community service efforts, raising $10,000 in the process.
In addition to counseling IvyWise students, Jonathan is currently earning his MBA at Yale University. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys traveling, drawing, physical fitness, and spending time with his family and puppy.
To learn more, read an interview with Jonathan in the IvyWise newsletter.
"The college admissions process can be extremely overwhelming, especially for those who are not familiar with it. IvyWise guided me throughout the entire journey."
Accepted Early Decision to the Stern School of Business, New York University, Class of 2014
In the News
April 2, 2013 Watch Dr. Katherine Cohen on Huffington Post Live discussing wait list tips and other college admissions information at decision time.