MEET MARY Play the video above


Principal College Admissions Counselor

Former Freshman Operations & Transfer Admissions Officer at Harvard College


Mary is a former Freshman Operations and Transfer Admissions Officer at Harvard College, with experience reviewing applications and interviewing both first-year and transfer students from many different regions of the country. In her time working at Harvard, Mary learned first-hand what makes a competitive and compelling application. 

Mary earned her master’s degree in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In addition to working with first-year and transfer students at Harvard, she also served as the Assistant Dean of Academic Advising at another prestigious institution guiding current students through coursework and their academic experiences. In this role, she has advised students with a wide variety of majors and interests, and has worked extensively with students pursuing STEM-related fields, and has been fortunate to have the opportunity to guide women studying STEM majors through their academic requirements.

As a college counselor, Mary loves working with students to uncover what they’re passionate about and enjoys connecting students with opportunities and schools that are the perfect fit for them and their interests. There’s nothing more exciting to her than seeing a student she’s working with light up when they’re working on a project that they’re passionate about. She knows that thinking about and applying to college can be extremely stressful, and she’s here to help make the process more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Mary is a thoughtful listener who takes time to get to know her students and takes pride in creating comfortable environments for everyone as they navigate the college admissions process. She encourages her students to fully explore their interests and pushes them to think creatively and aim high, while also maintaining honest communication around the likelihood of admission to schools of interest, particularly those with extremely competitive admissions processes.

In her free time, you can find Mary in the ocean and exploring new places with her pups and those closest to her. A fun fact – after college Mary worked on a farm in Maine to further explore her passion for food systems and sustainable agriculture, and continues to support this passion through her love of cooking and by visiting her local farmstand weekly for all of the best seasonal produce. She also has an eye for floral design and can often be found with her hands in buckets of San Diego-grown flowers, setting beautiful tables, and helping with large-scale events whenever she has the chance!

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