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Stacy Hernandez began her career in education as an admissions counselor at Northeastern University and then Johns Hopkins University. She spent almost twelve years on the college side reading thousands of college applications, making admissions decisions, traveling the United States to recruit students, and more. Additionally, she has worked on the high school side as the Director of College Counseling at a private K-12 school in the Boulder-area of Colorado. Currently, she works as an independent college counselor guiding students through the college admissions process and volunteers for a few non-profit organizations to help more students gain access to college.
- Has 17+ years of college admissions experience in the college/university, secondary education, and independent college counseling sides.
- Read thousands of college admissions applications.
- Continues to work with high school students from all over the world to help guide them through the college admissions process.
- Stacy has worked with hundreds of students who happily attend or attended a variety of colleges and universities including this small sampling: American University, Babson College, Baylor University, Boston College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, California Polytechnic State University, Chapman University, Clark University, Clemson University, Columbia University, Cornell College, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Emory University, Fordham University, Gonzaga University, Harvard University, Indiana University-Bloomington, Johns Hopkins University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, McGill University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, Seattle University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, University of California campuses, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, University of Puget Sound, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, University of Washington-Seattle, Villanova University, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, and so much more.
Stacy enjoys getting to know the students she works with as well as tailoring the process to their interests and needs. She has a very open, non-judgemental approach and provides a comfortable style in order to allow students to express who they are and where they are at fully. She works best with students who are seeking strategic college admissions advice and are able to take the guidance and run with it in a more independent manner. Stacy has worked with a diverse range of students of varying academic backgrounds and personal interests, so she can provide solid college admissions advice a variety of different types of high school students.
Stacy is a mother of two daughters and always thinking of how to improve as a parent and a professional. She applies her personal experiences and professional background to the work she does with students on a daily basis. As a result of her years of experience and being a parent herself, she understands the stress and confusion of the admissions process as well as raising an adolescent in this day and age. Outside of work, Stacy has a fun life with her family and has a strong mindfulness practice in which she tries to embed in the work she does with students through consciously talking to them about how to de-stress the process.