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OUR TEAM

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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

JOANNE

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

ANGELA

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 

MATT

OPERATIONS INTERN

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. 

HAMZA

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

KEVIN

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 

ERIC

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.

BERNADETTE

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 

ALEX

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.

MADIHA

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. 

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