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Women's Committee kick-off "Getting In: A conversation with two college counselors in the wake of the college admissions scandal"

  • 30 Apr 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Joseph Savieri Law Firm, 601 California Street, Ste. 1000, San Francisco

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Women's Committee kick-off

"Getting In: A conversation with two college counselors in the wake of the college admissions scandal"

Date and time:  Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 12 pm

Location:  Main conference room of Joseph Savieri Law Firm, 601 California Street, Ste. 1000, San Francisco, CA 94108   

Lunch provided for those who RSVP

Speakers bios:

Elisabeth Barek provides one-on-one guidance to assist students with college and graduate school applications. Elisabeth’s core focus includes assistance with college, graduate school, and scholarship application essays. Elisabeth also provides support throughout the application process including help with application strategy, scholarships, and interview preparation.

After graduating from Yale University and Duke University School of Law, Elisabeth worked for nine years as an intellectual property attorney where she honed her clear, concise, and logical writing skills. She has also served for many years as an alumni interviewer for undergraduate applicants to Yale.

In addition to her work as an admissions consultant, Elisabeth also serves as a graduate school advisor to the MVLA Community Scholars program, and has led multiple workshops at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she helps students who plan to pursue elite scholarships and graduate degrees.

Amber Wilson has been a high school counselor for 16 years.  She is in her third year at Lowell High School, where she also coaches the girls' soccer team.  Previously, Amber was a counselor at Sacred Heart Cathedral for nine years, and Balboa High School for five years.  She has counseled high school students on topics such as selecting courses, teacher-student relationships, college advising, future college-athlete advising, and personal issues.  Amber is a native of San Francisco, where she was in the second graduating class of girls from St. Ignatius Preparatory in 1994.  She graduated from University of San Diego with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Spanish, and earned her Master's in Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services and Marriage and Family Therapy credentials from San Francisco State University.  She and her husband, another teacher and school counselor who is the Women's Soccer coach at City College of San Francisco, have two children and a dog. 


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