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 200 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.

Dr. Kat Cohen

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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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 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

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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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

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Mari

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT

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Victoria

Master College Admissions Counselor

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

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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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Katie

Master College Admissions Counselor

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

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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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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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Ashley

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Admissions Officer at Davidson College

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Kate

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Director of Admissions at Johns Hopkins University

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Lindsay

Principal College Admissions Counselor

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

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Eric

Principal 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 Director of Admissions at MIT and Assistant Dean of Admission at Colgate University

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Robin

Principal College Admissions Counselor

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

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Graduate Counselors

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

McGreggor

Medical School Admissions Counselor

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

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Alisha

Law School Admissions Counselor

Former Associate Director of Law Admissions at Ohio Northern University

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Lindsay

MBA Admissions Counselor

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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K-12 Counselors

IvyWise’s K-12 counselors are experienced in helping students and their families identify, apply to, and gain admission to the private, independent, and boarding schools that are the best-fit for their academic and personal goals.

Diana

K-12 Admissions Counselor

Assistant Director of Upper School Admissions, Sidwell Friends School

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Financial Aid Consultant

IvyWise’s financial aid consultant is experienced in helping students and their families plan and apply for financial aid.

Amy P.

Financial Aid Consultant

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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.

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Seamus

IvyWise Master Tutor

Seamus has close to 25 years of experience in tutoring and test prep.

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Adrienne

IvyWise Master Tutor

Adrienne has over a decade of experience in math tutoring and SAT and ACT test prep.

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Jonathan

IvyWise Master Tutor

Jonathan has well over a decade of experience in tutoring and test prep. He specializes in foreign language and humanities tutoring, including French, Spanish, history, and literature.

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John Henry

IvyWise Master Tutor

John Henry has extensive experience in math and science tutoring and test prep for a variety of students in middle school and high school, as well as post-graduate students.

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Eric Y.

IvyWise Master Tutor

Eric has over a decade of tutoring and test prep experience in math, sciences, and standardized test prep.

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Eleanor

IvyWise Master Tutor

Eleanor is an experienced tutor with specialties in physics and in calculus.

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Richard

IvyWise Master Tutor

Richard has more than a decade of tutoring and test prep experience, specializing in SAT prep as well as English and literature tutoring.

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Alexander

IvyWise Master Tutor

Alexander has over a decade of experience in teaching and tutoring.

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Joey

IvyWise Master Tutor

Joey has over a decade of tutoring and teaching experience.

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John

IvyWise Master Tutor

John has almost a decade’s worth of experience in tutoring and test prep, with an emphasis on SAT, ACT, and biology.

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Apoorva

IvyWise Master Tutor

Apoorva has over 13 years of tutoring experience in math, sciences, and standardized test prep.

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Gianina

IvyWise Master Tutor

Gianina is an NYC-based tutor specializing in K-12 mathematics and SAT prep.

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Carl

IvyWise Master Tutor

Carl has over a decade of experience in SAT and ACT tutoring and test prep and has worked with a variety of students throughout the US and internationally.

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Petra

IvyWise Master Tutor

Petra has over five years of tutoring experience in history, reading, and English.

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Katie

IvyWise Master Tutor

Katie is a language tutor specializing in French and English language and literature.

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Carl R.

IvyWise Master Tutor

Carl is a math tutor and test prep expert with over eight years of experience working with students.

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Dan Y.

IvyWise Master Tutor

Dan has more than five years of experience as a teacher and tutor specializing in history, religious studies, and writing.

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Bob

IvyWise Writing Tutor

Bob is a writing tutor with over a decade of experience in tutoring and writing consulting for students in NYC and around the world.

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Lorenza

IvyWise Master Mentor

Lorenza specializes in developing and strengthening the executive functioning and study skills of students to help them maximize their academic potential.

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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.

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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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Lesley

Managing Director of Global Sales

As the Managing Director of Global Sales, Lesley is responsible for creating and nurturing partnerships between IvyWise and schools, organizations, and businesses throughout the world.

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Felix

Regional Director, China

Felix is responsible for programming and enrollment operations in China and throughout Asia.

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Anna

Director of Marketing

Anna manages all aspects of IvyWise’s messaging, working to expand the reach of IvyWise’s education counseling services across the globe.

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Kaitlyn

Enrollment Manager

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

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Melanie

Enrollment and Marketing Coordinator

Melanie works with families to identify their needs and match them with the best program to achieve their goals.

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Shurabhi

Senior Marketing Manager

Shurabhi strives to keep students and parents abreast of the latest college admissions news and information.

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Nicole

Public Relations Coordinator

Nicole works closely with the marketing team and admissions counselors to help elevate the awareness of the IvyWise brand and secure press placements with the latest admissions news, tips, and information.

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Ariana

Business Development Research Coordinator

Ariana helps to facilitate in-house processes by assisting the team with various aspects of research and development to expand and advance IvyWise’s reach around the world.

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Meghan

Director of Operations

Meghan oversees the client relations and counseling teams, and maintains close relationships with IvyWise families.

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Grace

Client Relations Manager

Grace 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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Jenna

Client Relations Associate

Jenna acts as the liaison between families and their counselors, and works to ensure that students are getting the most out of their experience with IvyWise by keeping a keen eye on their progress throughout the college application process.

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Michael

Client Relations Associate

Michael acts as the liaison between families and their counselors, and works to ensure that students are getting the most out of their experience with IvyWise by keeping a keen eye on their progress throughout the college application process.

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Elena

Client Relations Associate

As a Client Relations Associate, Elena acts as the liaison between families and their counselors, and works to ensure that students are getting the most out of their experience with IvyWise by keeping a keen eye on their progress throughout the college application process.

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Annika

Tutoring Coordinator

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

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Gabriella

Executive Assistant

As the Executive Assistant, Gabriella helps the IvyWise office run smoothly and works to ensure that client, counselor, and staff needs are met every day.

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