Michele holds a doctorate degree from the University of Southern California and a Certificate in College Admissions Advising from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been an academic advisor and college counselor to high school and college students in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas for over a decade, and she has taught at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate school levels. Having previously worked in research and development for over 20 years, Michele brings a unique in-depth knowledge of both the business and education worlds. In 2009, she received the Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award for Exemplary Dedication to the Field of Education.
Michele has conducted numerous workshops on the college admissions process for students, parents and grandparents. She has visited and continues to tour colleges throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition, Michele attends professional development workshops and conferences as a member of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling, National Assosiation for College Admission Counseling, and Higher Educational Consultants Association.
Michele works with Jani Ross in the College Counseling Department of Mallory, Baron, Ross & Kindler. Working with students and their family during the secondary school to college transitional process brings her great joy. Outside of college counseling, Michele enjoys visiting her family, traveling, theater, needlework and reading.
Below are a few parent and student comments about Michele’s work:
It was great getting to work with you and very much appreciate your care and concern throughout the college application process. I am very happy with my choice of college and would like to thank you for understanding my final decision.
Thank you for your patience and wisdom. I couldn't be happier with my college decision.
I was so impressed with the effort you took to get to know our daughter's interests and passions and the special research you did and the support and encouragement you have her.
Your confidence in his abilities, your unflagging encouragement and your sense of humor were so deeply meaningful.