Brittany and her small team of essay experts serve clients locally throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and seamlessly across the country and around the globe via email, phone, and video chat.
Until 2012, Brittany spent her professional career working in higher education, and held positions in admissions and student services at the University of Pennsylvania at Penn Law and The Wharton School; Princeton University (undergraduate) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and the Johns Hopkins University-Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She has also served on admissions committees with American Councils for International Education and International Research and Exchanges Board; as an invited speaker to numerous community programs; and as an alumni interviewer and admissions representative for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Brittany is an active Executive Board member and Membership Director of the Penn GSE Education Alumni Association and an Associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.
Brittany received her doctorate in higher education from the George Washington University in 2012. Prior, she attended the University of Pennsylvania for her master’s, and the University of Vermont for her bachelor’s degree—a degree she obtained in three years.
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Unknown: Welcome to the YouSchool podcast where we believe inside of everybody there is a great story waiting to be discovered and lived. This is the show where we guide you on your journey in discovering what your story can be. It's your life. Don't let anybody else write it.
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Scott Schimmel: Hey, everybody, this is your, your consummate host of the YouSchool podcast. This is Scott Schimmel. And we are in a theme for the next couple months talking about story and the idea that not only our lives in a story, but also it's through stories, that we see the world and interact with the world. And a lot of the work we do if YouSchool is helping people uncover and discover and understand their own story, and so on. I'm thrilled to have Brittany, on the podcast today. And Brittany, you don't know this, but I hardly ever actually introduce anybody in the show. I'd rather just hear from your perspective, like, not only Who are you and what are you doing in the world, but again, we're talking about stories. So the backstory, how did you get into your work and what what led you there? So first of all, and say thanks for taking time, especially on a late Friday afternoon, you're in New York, I'm in San Diego. So this is way later for you. So thanks for taking the time and introduce yourself to the audience.
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Well, thank you so much for having me. I'm really excited to talk about my backstory. I'm a story person, I know you're a story person. So I'm excited to dig into it. But before I go into it, so I am a college admissions counselors own independent counselor, I'm based in Brooklyn, I've been doing this for about seven years. And my career story and my personal story are very much connected. So growing up, I was, I guess, kind of like a typical over achiever type student athlete. But as I got older, I sort of started to not fit into that typical, I guess, good student mold. I went to a number of different high schools, just trying to find something that was a good fit for me, my parents were really concerned wanted to find something that was a good fit for me. And I didn't have some great experiences early on, I was actually asked to leave school. And yeah, it was, it was a
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really nice way to say that