Sandy is an alumna of the University of California, Davis, with a major in International Relations and a minor in English. She holds a Master of Education in Counseling from Boston University and earned post-graduate certificates in College Advisement (Teachers College, Columbia University) and Independent Educational Consulting (University of California, Irvine).
Sandy is also a current admissions reader for the University of San Francisco and a former guidance counselor for the Department of Defense Education Activity. Her further experience, training, and volunteer roles include:
A California native who loves to travel, Sandy studied abroad as an undergraduate one summer in Madrid, Spain. She also lived in Berlin, Germany; Honolulu, Hawaii; Monterey, California; Augusta, Georgia; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fort Huachuca, Arizona; and DuPont, Washington as the spouse of an active duty military officer. Sandy has resided in Clifton, Virginia with her husband since 2005, where she worked for several years as a testing assistant at Fairfax County Public Schools, founded SJC College Counseling, and raised two children.
Sandy is a member in good standing of key industry professional organizations (IECA, HECA, NACAC, and NCAG ) and adheres to the highest standards of ethical and professional service. She attends multiple college admission conferences each year for the opportunity to meet with admissions staff, stay current with higher education policy and trends, network with colleagues, and join college tours. To date, she has visited more than 250 colleges and universities!