College Access Professional & Higher Education Administrator

16 Years' Experience

  • Eight years specializing in Selective Admissions & Financial Aid

  • Eight years in Higher Education Administration

  • Counselor Outreach PD Program Certificate, Stanford University

  • M.S. College Student Development & Counseling, Northeastern University

  • B.S. Consumer Studies, Syracuse University

  • Counseled students for competitive scholarship programs including:

The Gates ScholarshipJack Kent Cooke, Posse, & QuestBridge

  • Seasoned writer and hiring professional

As a former Director of College Access, Amethyst managed a team responsible for ensuring that 95% of graduates were admitted to post-secondary institutions, which matched and challenged their academic acumen. Recognizing that many more students could benefit from individualized support and guidance gave her the push she needed to pursue her dream of founding Accessing Excellence. Understanding how stressful the college process can be, she meets students and families where they are. She believes in minimizing financial barriers for families who are seeking an in-depth understanding of the college process and offers a variety of services and packages. Amethyst works to fill in all gaps of knowledge and provides clear action steps for students to move closer to their dreams.

Demographics:

  • Athletes

  • First-generation students

  • Independent students

  • LGBTQ students

  • Non-traditional students

  • Students with learning differences

  • Traditional students

  • Undocumented students

Institutional & Program Types:

  • Women's Colleges

 

​Academic Interests:

  • African American Studies

  • Africana Studies

  • Business

  • Business Administration & Management

  • Communications

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • English

  • Engineering

  • Film

  • Game Design

  • History

  • Journalism

  • Marketing & Finance

  • Mathematics

  • Music Technology

  • Nursing 

  • Physical Therapy

  • Political Science

  • Public Administration

  • Pre-law (track)

  • Pre-med (track)

  • Psychology

  • Radio, Television, & Film

  • Sociology

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Theater

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Women's Studies

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