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 California State University, Fullerton, in Cultural Anthropology in 2004, and earned a Specialized Certificate in College Counseling through the University of California, Irvine, in 2012. She recently successfully completed the UC Irvine Graduate Admissions program, and is now helping students with admissions to MS/Ph.D., medical school, law school and MBA programs. In addition, Kirsten is currently earning her post-graduate certificate in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kirsten visits on average 25 or more colleges across the country and internationally in order 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 recent college graduate, 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.
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Kirsten was fantastic to work with through every step of the daunting task of searching for a college for our son. Her combination of expertise, positivity, and integrity was exactly what was needed. My son felt very comfortable working with her, and he believed that she genuinely cared about what he wanted in a college and what his goals were for the future. She seemed to work tirelessly to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information necessary to navigate the labyrinth of the college application process. Even after applications were finished and acceptances and decision were made, she continued to provide useful information and insight. This has been especially valuable while dealing with the uncertainty during the Coronavirus pandemic. We wouldn't hesitate to work with her again, and we would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a thorough, honest, and supportive college specialist. We can't imagine having done this without her!