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.

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.

Dr. Kat’s Full Bio

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

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

Premier 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

Master College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Dean of Admissions at Swarthmore College

Rachel’s Full Bio & Video

Juaquin

Master College Admissions Counselor

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

Juaquin’s Full Bio & Video

Ashley

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Admissions Officer 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

Alisha

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Director of Admissions at Ohio Wesleyan University

Alisha’s Full Bio & Video

Zach

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Boston College

Zach’s Full Bio & Video

Cara

Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Dean of Admissions at Colgate University

Cara’s Full Bio & Video

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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

McGreggor’s Full Bio & Video

Alicia

MBA Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Columbia Business School

Alicia’s Full Bio & Video

Erin

Graduate Admissions Counselor

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

Erin’s Full Bio

Alisha

Law School Admissions Counselor

Former Associate Director of Law Admissions at Ohio Northern University

Alisha’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

Adrienne

IvyWise Master Tutor

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

Adrienne’s Full Bio

John Henry

IvyWise Master Tutor

John Henry has over five years of tutoring experience in math, sciences, and test prep with students ranging from middle school to post-college.

John Henry’s Full Bio

Eric

IvyWise Master Tutor

Eric brings 10 years of tutoring experience in math, sciences, and standardized test prep to IvyWise.

Eric’s Full Bio

Susan

IvyWise Master Tutor

Susan is a certified reading specialist who has 25 years of experience teaching and tutoring students ranging in age from kindergarten to college.

Susan’s Full Bio

Jonathan

IvyWise Master Tutor

Jonathan, a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Universities, comes to IvyWise with over 12 years of experience in editing, tutoring, and test prep. He specializes in foreign language and humanities tutoring, including French, Spanish, history, and literature.

Jonathan’s Full Bio

Richard

IvyWise Master Tutor

Richard comes to IvyWise with more than 12 years of experience in tutoring, teaching, education program management, and university counseling.

Richard’s Full Bio

Joey

IvyWise Master Tutor

Joey comes to IvyWise with over 10 years of tutoring and teaching experience.

Joey’s Full Bio

Eleanor

IvyWise Master Tutor

Eleanor comes to IvyWise with tutoring specialties in physics and calculus.

Eleanor’s Full Bio

Allen

IvyWise Master Tutor

Allen comes to IvyWise with over six years of experience in tutoring and test prep.

Allen’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.

Meet Merrily

Carrin

Director of Enrollment

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

Meet Carrin

Anna

Senior Marketing and Media 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.

Meet Anna

Kaitlyn

Enrollment Coordinator

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

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Melanie

Enrollment and Marketing Associate

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

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Shurabhi

Social Media & Marketing Manager

As the Social Media and Marketing Manager, Shurabhi strives to keep students and parents abreast of the latest college admissions news and information.

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Koi

Research and Enrollment Coordinator

As the Research and Enrollment Coordinator, Koi splits his time between matching students with best-fit schools and programs and guiding families through IvyWise’s many program offerings.

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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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Meghan

Director of Client Relations

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.

Meet Meghan

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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Megan

Tutoring Manager

Megan 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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Maya

Executive Assistant

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

Meet Maya