Sophia has a Master’s degree from New York University and an Advanced Certificate in College Advising from Columbia University. Professionally, Sophia has served as a College Admissions Consultant, Career Readiness Specialist, and School Counselor and has worked with nearly 500 students through their college application process.
As a member of multiple high school college counseling departments, Sophia has learned how the admissions process works from a high school perspective: how to ask for letters of recommendation, what the documentation process looks like for school counselors, how to locate required paperwork and numbers, standardized testing options and prep resources, and how to evaluate schools for fit: personality, academic, and financial.
Sophia believes that each student has the potential to go to college: some pathways look different from others, but each student can succeed at a university. She is passionate about students finding their fit and wants to make the college admissions journey as smooth as possible for families, from the first consultation to the day their student moves into the dorms!
As a coach, Sophia is extremely passionate about helping students find their fit; their home for the next 4-years. She loves helping students understand their passions and goals and helping them identify which schools, majors, and pre-college experiences will best help them reach their potential.
Sophia fervently believes in developing relationships with her students to establish a trusting working relationship. She strongly believes in educating parents and students through the entire process, so they know exactly what will happen during each step. Sophia excels at coaching shy or apprehensive students through important conversations such as school wish lists, topics for essays, and major selection. She is also skilled at helping students identify their strengths to highlight throughout their applications and helping students build their individual brand to help them stand out from the crowd.
Students that Sophia has recently coached have gotten accepted at several top schools, including Princeton University, Cornell University, Columbia University, UPenn, and NYU.
Sophia loves traveling and learning about new cultures and languages in her free time. She also enjoys finding great new restaurants, seeing plays and musicals, and reading – mostly popular fiction. In addition, Sophia loves spending time with her husband, cat, dog – Dobby the Italian Greyhound, and fish – the Egyptian Mau.
Brooke has a Bachelor's degree and an MBA from Northwestern University. She is excited to work with Quad applicants and provide high-level, in-depth feedback to help students clarify their overarching narrative and concisely and impactfully present their experiences. She aims to be a "light in the dark" for students during the application process, turning complexity into a linear, actionable game plan and acting as a sounding board and thought partner for them each step of the way.
Brooke understands that college is a transformative experience and an important decision for any student or family. She takes pleasure in getting to know her students deeply to discover their aspirations and hidden strengths and understand where they will thrive. Brooke finds the application process to be a powerful tool for self-discovery and enjoys the collaborative process of crafting a unique, compelling narrative that illustrates who the student truly is.
As a supportive guide, Brooke assists students in breaking down the ambiguous and complex application process into concrete, actionable steps. She is committed to identifying key themes for a unique, authentic, and cohesive story that guides the overall application strategy. Brooke facilitates exploration and mapping out of "untraditional" career paths and helps students find new ways of thinking and talking about their strengths and experiences that contribute to their overall narrative.
With Brooke's guidance, students can present their best selves and make informed decisions about their academic futures. She deeply believes every individual has a spark, strength, and story. If students need help identifying and/or articulating their goals or what sets them apart, Brooke is eager to help.
In her spare time, Brooke loves the outdoors and enjoys skiing, camping, hiking, and fishing in the mountains near her home in Salt Lake City. She also has her own creative business designing modern sewing patterns and enjoys the multiple dimensions of entrepreneurship.
Isabel is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Chicago. She has extensive experience guiding college aspirants through the process. Isabel understands that the college application process can be discouraging, and parents and students can feel lost in such a crowded applicant field. She strives to help push past those anxieties and keep the process in perspective. Isabel enjoys realizing all students’ unique qualities and talents and seeing them rise to their full potential, wherever that may lead them!
As a coach, Isabel aims to get to know a candidate personally to help them determine their strengths. She loves drawing out candidates’ self-knowledge and encouraging them to be themselves. As a highly organized individual, Isabel enjoys helping families plan the application process to ensure all the components are manageable. Isabel is also proactive about communication at every step of the process. She ensures that parents and students are on the same page, fostering a mutually supportive and secure working relationship.
Isabel’s favorite part of the application process is the personal essay, where applicants can highlight not only what they’ve accomplished but who they really are. Isabel’s priority is to make this process rewarding, challenging, and hopefully fun. In the competitive college admissions process, it can be easy to lose sight of every individual’s uniqueness and inherent worth. Working on the essays with Quad applicants is a great way to stay grounded while keeping long-term goals in mind.
Applicants Isabel has recently coached have gotten accepted at many top universities, including Brown University, NYU, and Cornell University.
When Isabel isn’t coaching, you can find her reading, watching movies, and going out with friends. She also has a variety of hobbies, including paper crafts, embroidery, and “snail mail.” She plays the guitar and loves live music and art. Recently, Isabel has been spending time walking and biking along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront with her partner.
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