Sandy is an alumna of the University of California, Davis. She holds a Master of Education in Counseling from Boston University, a Certificate in Educational Consulting from the University of California, Irvine, and a Certificate in College Advisement from the Teachers College of Columbia University.
After spending several years living overseas in Berlin, Germany, on both U.S. coasts, and even in Hawaii, Sandy, a California native, moved with her family to Clifton, Virginia in 2005, where she raised two children, worked and volunteered for Fairfax County Public Schools, and founded SJC College Counseling.
She is a member in good standing of key industry professional organizations and adheres to the highest standards of ethical and professional service. Sandy attends multiple conferences each year to meet with admissions staff, keep current with higher education policy and trends, network with colleagues, and join college tours. She actively engages in and contributes to local and national professional development so she can provide students and families with regularly updated information about the ever-evolving college admissions landscape.