Cheryl D.

College Advisor, New York
Boston University
Subject Specialties: College Advising. College Essays

After graduating from Boston University’s College of Communication, Cheryl began a career as a marketing and communication professional. Counseling psychology was also one of her interests in college. Eventually, Cheryl returned to school to earn an M.S.Ed. in counselor education and became a New York State school counselor with experience in K-12 schools. She chose Lehman College, CUNY for her graduate studies because of its program partnership with the Education Trust. The focus on systemic educational issues and closing the achievement gap complemented her years of nonprofit volunteer and board service. After graduate school, she gained additional experience in high schools and also started to assist friends’ children with the college planning and application process. She then worked as a private college admissions counselor in New York for a well regarded firm based in South Florida. She also launched College Counseling eSource as an online resource for students and families. Cheryl uses her two fields of expertise—communication and college counseling—to empower students with information early, help students to distinguish themselves via their interests, find best fit colleges, and to ultimately standout as college applicants including the essays. Cheryl coaches students of varying academic achievement levels vying for admission to a range of schools. She maintains high expectations for all of her students balanced with sensitivity to individual differences. On a personal note, although Cheryl’s daughter is too young to begin the college search process, she sometimes tags along with mom on campus visits.

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