Anna Marie S.

College Advisor, New York
Davidson College (BA), School of Visual Arts (M.F.A.)

With a decade of experience in college admissions and student advising, Anna Marie’s clients have gone on to attend Ivy Leagues, large research universities, specialized arts programs, highly selective liberal arts colleges, and non-traditional programs for learning differences, adult students, and international applicants. Her former students have lived all around the world, and she focuses on admission strategy to ensure that students are presenting the strongest application possible. Anna Marie has advised students who gain acceptances to Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, Cornell, Princeton, USC, Michigan (Ross), Indiana (Kelley), UT Austin, UNC, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Emory, Williams, Amherst, Pomona, Vassar, Tulane, and dozens of other highly selective universities.

Starting out in admissions, Anna Marie was an Admissions Counselor at Rice University and later worked at New York University as an Application Evaluator. Most recently, she was the Director of Admissions for A-List Education where she trained college advisors, developed admissions curriculum for schools, and provided personalized, one-on-one guidance to each of her students. As the Director, she provided a final review for every student’s application and has reviewed thousands of applications from around the world during her career.

In addition to her admissions work, Anna Marie has an MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts. Her design studies emphasize architecture and urban planning, and her thesis was on tiny houses and micro-apartments in New York City.

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