About IvyWise

The IvyWise Team

IvyWise brings together an elite team of expert college 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 college admissions counselors collectively have over 150 years of admissions experience and have held just about every position within university admissions offices and/or guidance roles at the country’s top independent schools.

Counselor Distinction

IvyWise’s Premier College Admissions Counselors are some of the most experienced independent counselors in the country, with at least eight, and up to 20, years of admissions experience at the most selective institutions in the US.

Our Master College Admissions Counselors have at least five years of admissions experience at some of the country’s most selective universities and prestigious independent schools.

Our Principal College Admissions Counselors have at least three years of experience in admissions with selective universities.

Meg

Premier College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Dean of Admission at Princeton University and Amherst College

Meg’s Full Bio & Video

McGreggor

Premier College Admissions Counselor

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

McGreggor’s Full Bio & Video

Christine

Premier College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University and Georgetown University

Christine’s Full Bio & Video

Scott

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University

Scott’s Full Bio & Video

Nat

Master College Admissions Counselor

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

Nat’s Full Bio & Video

Mari

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT

Mari’s Full Bio & Video

Victoria

Master College Admissions Counselor

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

Victoria’s Full Bio & Video

Rachel

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Dean of Admissions at Swarthmore College

Rachel’s Full Bio & Video

Devin

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former International Enrollment Manager at Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Advanced International Studies and Assistant Director and Coordinator of International Admissions at University of Vermont

Devin’s Full Bio & Video

Ashley

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Davidson College

Ashley’s Full Bio & Video

Amy

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Associate Director of Admissions at Bucknell University

Amy’s Full Bio & Video

Juaquin

Principal College Admissions Counselor

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

Juaquin’s Full Bio

Graduate Counselors

IvyWise’s graduate counselors are experienced in helping advanced degree seekers apply to and gain admission to their best-fit program.

Devin

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Former International Enrollment Manager at Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Advanced International Studies and Assistant Director and Coordinator of International Admissions at University of Vermont

Devin’s Full Bio & Video

McGreggor

Medical School Admissions Counselor

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

McGreggor’s Full Bio & Video

Alicia

MBA Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Columbia Business School

Alicia’s Full Bio & Video

Tutors

IvyWise Tutors are the best of the best. Our tutors are often graduates of Ivy League schools with advanced degrees, extensive experience, and have excelled academically and aced all of their standardized tests.

Dan

Featured IvyWise Premier Tutor

Dan has over 20 years of experience in tutoring and test prep. Prior to joining IvyWise, Dan led research and development for two major test prep companies and has written or contributed to innumerable test prep and admissions books.

Dan’s Full Bio

Seamus

IvyWise Master Tutor

Prior to joining IvyWise, Seamus had close to 20 years of experience tutoring, writing, and consulting for leading US educational publishers.

Seamus’s Full Bio

Jon

IvyWise Master Tutor

Jon comes to IvyWise with nine years of experience in tutoring and test prep.

Jon’s Full Bio

Apoorva

IvyWise Master Tutor

Prior to joining IvyWise, Apoorva had over eight years of tutoring experience in math, sciences, and standardized test prep.

Apoorva’s Full Bio

Ken

IvyWise Master Tutor

Prior to joining IvyWise, Ken had 10 years of experience in tutoring, test prep and college admissions, and was most recently private tutor homeschooling young students in a variety of subjects.

Ken’s Full Bio

Michelle

IvyWise Master Tutor

Over the years, Michelle has held a number of tutoring roles, working with students of all ages and at all levels.

Michelle’s Full Bio

Adrienne

IvyWise Master Tutor

Adrienne comes to IvyWise with nearly 10 years experience in tutoring and test prep.

Adrienne’s Full Bio

Peter

IvyWise Master Tutor

For the past eight years, Peter has been working with high school age students on the ACT and SAT, as well as SAT Subject Tests.

Peter’s Full Bio

Andrew

IvyWise Master Tutor

Andrew found his passion for teaching by tutoring middle school students at the beginning of his high school career, and now has over 10 years of tutoring experience.

Andrew’s Full Bio

Eric

IvyWise Master Tutor

Eric brings nine years of tutoring experience in math, sciences, and standardized test prep to IvyWise.

Eric’s Full Bio

Staff

IvyWise has an entire staff dedicated to supporting our team of counselors and providing our families with concierge-level service.

Dr. Kat Cohen

Dr. Kat Cohen

CEO and Founder

Dr. Kat Cohen is the founder and CEO of IvyWise and a former admissions reader at Yale University.

Meet Dr. Kat

Merrily Bodell

Chief Operating Officer

Merrily is responsible for managing all aspects of our operations in order to maintain IvyWise’s commitment to clients, impeccable service and outstanding results.

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Carrin

Director of Enrollment

Carrin helps families identify how IvyWise can help their students achieve academic and personal success.

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Anna

PR and Marketing Manager

Anna works closely with the IvyWise marketing team and expert counselors to keep students and families informed on the latest admissions news and developments.

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Avery

Public Relations Manager

Avery works closely with the IvyWise marketing department to help elevate awareness of the latest IvyWise news and tips.

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Alison

Marketing and Enrollment Coordinator

Alison serves as the liaison between the enrollment and marketing teams.

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Kaitlyn

Enrollment Coordinator

Kaitlyn helps match IvyWise families to the counselor and programs that best fit their needs.

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Meghan

Client Relations Director

Meghan maintains close relationships with IvyWise families, regularly checking in to ensure that their college application process runs smoothly and that they are having a positive experience at IvyWise.

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Ana

Client Relations Associate

Ana maintains close relationships with IvyWise families, regularly checking in with them to ensure that students are staying on track and that their IvyWise experience is impeccable.

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Kelsey

Client Relations Associate

Kelsey maintains close relationships with IvyWise counselors and families, regularly checking in with them on their progress, goals, and success. Kelsey loves to make sure that all IvyWise families and counselors are having a positive experience.

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Sarah

Tutoring Manager

Sarah manages the recruiting and training process to guarantee that IvyWise tutors are the best of the best.

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Taylor

Tutoring Coordinator

As the Tutoring Coordinator, Taylor keeps track of our students’ tutoring programs to maintain all-around accuracy, fluid communication, and amazing results.

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Amy

Research Coordinator

Amy helps students find the schools and programs that will be the best fit for their unique backgrounds, interests, and goals.

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Grace

Executive Assistant

As the Executive Assistant, Grace maintains order in the IvyWise office as well as close relationships with IvyWise families.

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