Great Expectations only hires a mere 1-2% of its applicants — our staff is made up of the most experienced, educated, friendly, and charismatic education experts out there.

Jen K

FounderFounder's CircleTest Prep TutorCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English (concentration in Creative Writing) and European History from Northwestern University
HobbiesWriting, traveling, cooking, golfing, hiking, crying about the Bears, cheering on the Cubs, and finding the best macaroni and cheese in existence
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE, HSPT
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsEnglish, European History, US History, grammar, reading comprehension, creative writing, academic writing, counseling, transcript evaluation, course selection, test advisement, college research, college essays, application review, interview preparation, organizational skills
Related Experience15+ years tutoring and college essay/counseling experience; served as head of the Writing Center at Northwestern University; worked with undergraduates on graduate school applications and with graduate students and professors on preparing papers for publication; served as liaison between the university and local high school applicants; member of Northwestern University Leadership Circle Board and NACAC

Jenna B

College CounselorHR/Admin
EducationEarned a Bachelor's in Public, Policy, and Management from the University of Southern California. Fight on!
HobbiesMy two young children definitely keep me busy but I also enjoy time spent outside, hiking, being with friends and family, and college football
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General StrengthsI love working and interacting with people. I also have experience with resume review, interviewing skills, and overall professional development
Related ExperienceWorked in graduate admissions at USC; served as Campus Recruiter for a large accounting firm; served as Orientation Advisor and Campus Tour Guide as an undergraduate at USC

Jenny L

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English/Creative Writing with a concentration in Computer Science from Amherst College
HobbiesReading, writing, dancing, traveling, food blogging
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsinternational student application process, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, humanities programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceAcademic tutoring and college counseling experience; served as U.S. college counselor at a British independent school, specializing in East Coast universities, liberal arts colleges, and UCs; served as Creative Writing & Computer Science teacher to middle and high schoolers; completed continuing education through UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program