A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Kirsten worked in communication and public relations for large corporations for 12 years.
She founded Meridian Communications Inc. in 1998 and provided corporate communications consulting for a myriad of smaller to mid-sized companies in Orange County.
Kirsten completed her M.A. from CSU Fullerton in Cultural Anthropology in 2004, and earned a Specialized Certificate in College Counseling through UC Irvine in 2012.
Kirsten regularly visits colleges across the country to remain current with today's admission practices and to maintain relationships with admission counselors.
She has worked with students who are first-generation college applicants, including students that have learning differences, to those with parents and siblings attending universities.
A mother of a teenager, Kirsten understands the importance of communicating with the entire family in the admission process in order to minimize anxiety and stress.
She works with each student providing guidance and individual attention and personally overseeing application content. Kirsten will provide her students with a plan and arm them with information to demystify the admission process.
"Kirsten was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful - for both myself and my daughter Shania. The entire college application process can seem very daunting - especially when you first get started. Kirsten took Shania (and me) through each stage, from beginning to end. She also offered her perspective and advice on which colleges might be the best fit for Shania, based on her personality, talents and strengths, as well as our financial resources. Having access to her website was also extremely helpful when Shania was considering different colleges. I would recommend Kirsten to any parent and high school student as they begin the college research and application journey."