WE MAKE IT WORK
STEPHEN L. BALL
FOUNDER & CEO
J.D., Harvard Law School
Master of Public Policy, University of Michigan
B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan
Multi-industry experience, including senior roles with major banking, insurance, legal practice, and technology companies. Also served in government and nonprofit roles.
Specialties: college admissions and career advising
CHIEF OPERATIONS & MARKETING OFFICER
M.B.A., Fordham University
B.A., Advertising, Pennsylvania State University
Multi-industry experience, including senior roles with prominent digital advertising agencies on both U.S. coasts, and roles in telecommunications. Extensive pharmaceutical industry expertise, with experience supporting multiple national product launches. Specialties: career advising, project management, and digital advertising
CHIEF EDUCATION ADVISOR
M.S., Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
B.A., History, University of Michigan
Mother of three, with rich experience as a home-schooling educator, second-grade teacher, education policymaker, and youth development advocate. Also served as an admissions officer at Northwestern University.
Specialties: home schooling and college admissions
B.A. Candidate, University of Michigan, 2022
Current college student majoring in economics, while also building leadership and problem-solving skills. Presented at National Conference of Undergraduate Research in 2019. Served as a Department of Humanities research assistant. Launched and leads a pre-law fraternity, Phi Delta Phi.
CHIEF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ADVISOR
M.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business
B.A., University of London
Founded a start-up which raised angel investment locally, as well as crowdfunding internationally. Teaches entrepreneurship to people of all ages and backgrounds. Specialties: entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, and navigating global markets
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
Ph.D., History, Yale University
M.A., Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan
B.A., History, Wheaton College
Deep academia experience, including teaching and advising at elite universities. Awarded major international fellowships. Published in peer-reviewed journals. Completed postdoctoral program and reviewed postdoctoral fellowship applications.
Specialties: college admissions and academia
MEDIA ANALYST INTERN
B.S. Candidate, University of Southern California, 2022
Current college student majoring in business administration and minoring in applied analytics. Looking to develop skills and knowledge in business analytics, digital marketing, and public relations. Awarded National Merit Scholarship. Leader and participant in many multicultural interest groups.
FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR
B.A., Organizational Leadership, Fordham University
Mother of four children – three with college degrees + one current college student. Two of her children have advanced degrees. Served as a financial aid officer at a major university for 13+ years. Also held various roles in telecommunications.
Specialties: college financial aid
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERN
B.S. Candidate, Fordham University, 2022
Current college student majoring in finance. Founded, owns, and co-operates an early stage startup focusing on sustainability. Has also held prior positions in sales and financial services.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND CAREER ADVISOR
J.D., New York Law School
B.A., History, Humanities & Law, University of California - Irvine
Powerful networker with experience as senior advisor and legal counsel to high-profile companies in financial technology, advertising, and other industries. Founded two legal organizations and served in non-profit roles. Navigated NYC and LA job markets. Specialties: college admissions and career advising.