About IvyWise

The IvyWise Team

IvyWise brings together an elite team of expert admissions counselors, tutors, researchers, and concierge-level client relations managers to provide unparalleled counseling, tutoring, and research services.

College Counselors

Our Experience Speaks for Itself

IvyWise’s team of expert counselors are all former Deans and Directors of admission with over 250 years of collective experience in admissions at schools like Yale, Princeton, Columbia, MIT, and NYU, to name a few, as well as over 50 years of experience in college guidance roles at top independent and private schools. Every member of our expert team has evaluated thousands of college applications and sat in committee – making tough decisions in the rooms where it all happens. They know how applications will be read and what it takes to stand out.

Counselor Distinction

Even within our over 250 years of years of collective experience in admissions, we have made certain distinctions that align with the depth and breadth of experience each counselor brings to our team. While every member of our expert team has at least three years of direct experience serving as a Dean and/or Director of undergraduate admissions at a highly-selective US college or university, a Master designation indicates a counselor has an even more extensive background in admissions, college counseling, and/or tenure with IvyWise. Premier counselors are the most sought-after and the most seasoned, with decades of experience evaluating applications and counseling students.

Meet Our Counselors

Dr. Kat Cohen

IvyWise CEO, Founder, and College Counselor

Dr. Kat Cohen is the founder and CEO of IvyWise and one of the leading independent university admissions counselors in the world.

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Meg

Premier College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Dean of Admissions at Princeton University and Amherst College

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McGreggor

Premier College Admissions Counselor

Former Director of Selection at MIT and member of the Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee

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Christine

Premier College Admissions Counselor
WiseStart™ Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University and Georgetown University

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Scott

Premier College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University

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Victoria

Premier College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago and Sarah Lawrence College
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Katie

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT and Admissions Officer at Boston College

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Mari

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT

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Rachel

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Dean of Admissions at Swarthmore College

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Juaquin

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Interviewer at Wesleyan University and Admissions Officer at Occidental College

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Amy

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Associate Director of Admissions at Bucknell University

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Zach

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Boston College and Assistant Director of Admissions at the College of the Holy Cross

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Nat

Master College Admissions Counselor
WiseStart™ Counselor

Former Associate Director of Admissions at Skidmore College and Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi

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Robin

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Georgetown University and Admissions Officer at Vanderbilt University
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Eric

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Admissions Officer at Columbia University and Assistant Director of Admission at The New School
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Tiffany

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT and Assistant Dean of Admission at Colgate University
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Judy

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Georgetown University
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Alisha

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Director of Admissions at Ohio Wesleyan University and Associate Director of Law Admissions at Ohio Northern University
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Kate

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Director of Admissions at Johns Hopkins University
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Cara

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Dean of Admissions at Colgate University and Admissions Officer at Boston College
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Carolyn

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Admissions Officer at Vanderbilt University
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College Counseling Testimonials

Graduate Counselors

IvyWise’s graduate counselors have extensive experience guiding current college students as well as post-graduate professionals apply to and gain admission to their best-fit graduate programs. From general graduate admissions counseling to med, law, and MBA admissions, IvyWise’s graduate counselors have worked with students applying to just about any graduate degree program, and as former graduate admissions officers they know what it takes to stand out when applying to hyper-competitive graduate degree programs.

McGreggor

Medical School Admissions Counselor

Former member of the Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee and premedical advisor at MIT
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Nellie

MBA and Graduate Admissions Counselor

Former Associate Director of Admissions at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
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Alisha

Law School and Graduate Admissions Counselor

Former Associate Director of Law Admissions at Ohio Northern University
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Lindsay

MBA Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Erin

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Former Associate Director of Admissions at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
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Tutors

IvyWise Tutors are the best of the best. Our academic tutors and test prep experts have an average of 12 years of experience, and are subject matter experts with advanced degrees in areas ranging from finance to literature and education. They are focused on the best possible outcomes for our students in all education and grade levels, while relieving the anxiety associated with scholastic achievement and standardized testing for both students and their parents. Our test prep tutors have scored in the 95th percentile or above on the standardized test to which they teach and are graduates of top US universities.

Staff

IvyWise has an entire staff dedicated to supporting our team of counselors and providing our families with concierge-level service. Starting with our friendly enrollment coordinators who help families find the best-fit services for their needs, our knowledgeable research team and high-touch client relations managers who help guide families through their experience from start to finish, our marketing team that aims to bring the latest news and information to help families demystify the process, and our dedicated business development team that works to expand IvyWise’s services to families across the globe, everyone on the IvyWise team works together to ensure that families are getting the most out of their IvyWise programs.

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