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The PREMINENTE team works with students at top boarding, private, and public schools throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Central America, and Asia.

Danielle Fazio

M.Ed, Owner/CEO

Founder of Preminente College Counseling Services, LLC

  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts – English
  • Master of Education Degree – Certification in Counseling, Secondary Education, English.
  • Former Georgetown University Undergraduate Admissions Officer
  • 19 years College Counseling Experience
  • Former Director of College Counseling at A–List NYC
  • High School English Teacher/College Counselor
  • All-American Tennis Player/Division 1 College Tennis Player
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Among America’s College Counseling Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award
  • Teacher of the Year Recipient
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • National Council of Women Entrepreneurs Award Recipient
  • International Women’s Leadership Association Award for Outstanding Leadership
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Alexandra Fazio Dougherty

M. Arch, R.A., COO

Head of Undergraduate and Graduate School Art & Architecture Division

  • Harvard University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture
  • University of Pennsylvania Guest Lecturer-Portfolio Creation/Presentation
  • University of the Arts Philadelphia Part-Time Faculty-Industrial Design Department
  • Drexel University Teaching Assistant/Guest Critic Graphic Design Department
  • Cecil Baker and Partners, Associate Architect/Interior Designer
  • 12 years college and graduate school counseling experience for art/architecture programs
  • Art, architecture, photography, professional portfolio specialist
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Karen Philippin Kilpatrick

J.D., General Counsel

Head of Graduate Law School Division

  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Bachelor of Science – International Politics & Security (Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society)
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • Former Associate, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP & Dechert LLP
  • Published author of numerous legal articles & publications
  • Law School specialist & Legal Counsel/Former LSAT Instructor
  • 18 years Law School Counseling Experience
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Founder and Creator
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Gina Barthelemy


Director of Educational Consulting/Head of MBA Graduate School Division

  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts Psychology/Biology
  • McKinsey & Co. NYC, Former Business Research Analyst
  • Business Programs College/Graduate School Counseling Consultant
  • 16 years undergraduate/graduate counseling experience
  • Professional Editor
  • Fluent in French, Haitian Creole
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Patty Ziplow

B.A., K-12 & College Consultant

College Counselor/ Educational Consultant

  • K-12 Private School/ Boarding School Specialist
  • William Smith College, B.A with honors – Sociology
  • 22+ years experience as Independent School Administrator and Educational Consultant
  • Former Director of Admissions at Friends Academy
  • Director of Development, Director of Annual Giving and Community Relations at Friends Academy, Major Gifts Officer at Friends Seminary
  • Director of Annual Giving/Special Events at Abington Friends School in Philadelphia
  • Director: Inspirica NYC Test Prep and Tutoring
  • Resides in NYC
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Jolie Rothschild

M.Ed., MSW, College Consultant

College and Graduate School Counselor

  • Columbia University, Masters in Education
  • Columbia University, Masters in Social Work
  • University of Michigan, B.A. Psychology
  • Co-Director of College Counseling at top New York private school
  • 20 years of college counseling experience
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling Member
  • College Counselor/Academic Advisor/Graduate Counselor
  • Professional Editor
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Jamie Reich

M.S., P.D., MFT, College Consultant

College Counselor/Educational Consultant

  • Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Sociology and Education, cum laude
  • Hofstra University, Master of Science in Education, with distinction; specialization in Counselor Education,
  • New York State Public School Teacher, Permanent Certification in School Counseling
  • Hofstra University, Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy, with high honors
  • 32 years experience in Education/College Consulting
  • Professional Member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
  • Published Author: “The Book of Answers: The Expert’s Guide to Navigating College Admissions”
  • Member of National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Nassau Counselors’ Association, and New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC)
  • Founder and President of a 501c3 charity, Cancer Cured Kids
  • Resident of Long Island, NY
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Rebecca Hardt Marsick


Educational Consultant/Director of Academic Advising

  • Tufts University, Masters Degree in Teaching, and Masters Degree in Education
  • Tufts University, Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
  • College Counseling Consultant/Academic Advisor
  • Professional Editor
  • English/Language Arts Teacher 19 years experience
  • Mentor/Academic Advising/Curriculum Specialist
  • Teaches in Westport, CT
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Ky Adderley

M. Ed, College Consultant

International College and Graduate School Counseling Specialist

  • Georgetown University, Masters Degree Social & Education Policy
  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
  • 18 years International and U.S. College/Graduate School Counseling and Academic Advising Experience
  • Founder KIPP AMP Academy Brooklyn, NY
  • Educational Leadership Consultant, Sistema Elite Escolas Rio de Janeiro
  • All–American Track & Field, Georgetown University
  • Professional Reebok Enclave Track Team
  • Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish
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Lisa Ripka

J.D., College Consultant

College and Graduate School Counselor

  • Syracuse University Newhouse, Bachelor of Science with Honors- English/Public Relations
  • Private College Counseling Consultant 11 years experience
  • Academic Advising/Curriculum/Law/ High School Counseling Specialist
  • NYSACAC- NY State Association College Admission Counseling member
  • Proficient in French
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Ellie Smith

B.A., English

Professional Editor

  • Amherst College, B.A., English
  • University of East Anglia UK
  • Editorial Assistant, Harper-Collins Publishing NYC
  • Amherst College Summer and Alumni Programs Coordinator
  • Amherst College Rowing Team Athlete, Novice Girls Rowing Coach for Northampton Rowing
  • Development Coordinator for LitWorld NYC
  • Resides in NYC
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Alison Kolbert


Professional Editor/Writing Consultant

  • New York University, Tisch School of The Arts, Bachelor of Arts – Film & Television Production
  • New York University, Stern School of Business, B.A. Minor – Business of Entertainment, Media & Technology
  • Editing/Writing Work Experience: The Onion, NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” NBC Universal East Coast, Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” Sirius XM’s “The Howard Stern Show,” FX’s “Louie,” and Chairman Entertainment Group
  • Proficient in Spanish


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Jeff Marsick

D.C., M.S.

Professional Editor/Admissions Consultant

  • United States Coast Guard Academy, Bachelor of Science–Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Professional Editor/Admissions Consultant 22 years experience
  • ACT/SAT/SSAT/Mathematics Tutor
  • Former Morgan Stanley Consultant NYC
  • Teaches in New Haven, CT
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Hart Gilula


International/U.S. Head of Tutoring

  • Stanford University – Bachelor of Arts – Humanities, with Honors
  • Stanford University – Master of Arts Humanities
  • Representative, Humanities Department Steering and Graduate Admissions Committees
  • Stanford University Teaching Assistant – Sophomore College
  • Founder of Forte Education – Online Tutoring Partner
  • Specialist in Customized Test Preparation
  • Developer of an online platform and methodology used to tutor students on six continents
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Natalie Pullaro Davis

M.Ed, PMP, College Consultant

College and Graduate School Counselor

  • University of Maryland, College Park, Advanced Graduate Specialist Certificate in Higher Education
  • University of Florida, Master of Education
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Education, Magna Cum Laude
  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • Founder of Campus Tower Consulting, LLC
  • Higher education insider with expertise in tuition discounting and enrollment management practices
  • Over 9 years in the higher education association industry serving college and university presidents and business officers
  • Author of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Tuition Discounting Study from 2010 to 2015, featured in publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Forbes
  • Speaker/presenter at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual meeting, The NACUBO Student Financial Services Conference, Association of Institutional Research (AIR) annual forum, Maryland Association of Institutional Research (MdAIR) forum, Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) annual meeting, and several NACUBO webcasts
  • Advisory Board Member (former) of Common Data Set (College Board, Peterson’s and U.S. News and World Report)
  • 2010 Fellow for the National Summer Data Policy Institute, AIR and National Center for Education Statistics (U.S. Department of Education)
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Michael Milone

M.Ed, College Consultant

College Counselor

  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts – English
  • Columbia University, Masters Degree in Education
  • Former College Admissions Officer
  • College Consultant/Professional Editor
  • 18 years experience
  • Proficient in French
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Donna Collins

B.A., M.L.A., Executive Coach

Executive Career Counseling Coach

  • Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, Art and Political Science

  • University of Pennsylvania, Master of Landscape Architecture

  • Career Training / Career Counseling Specialist with 30+ Years Experience

  • 17 Years Experience in IEP and Section 504 Case Management, Specialized Instruction, Behavioral and Academic Interventions

  • Certified Executive and Life Coach

  • Lifelong Artist

  • Resides in Darien, Connecticut
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David D. Kingery

B.A., B.S

Undergraduate and Graduate Theater Program Specialist

  • University of Miami School of Music, Bachelor of Arts – Vocal Performance/Theater
  • Bachelor of Science – Communications/Film/Video
  • 24 years experience as an international professional Singer/Actor for Stage/Events
  • Professional College Prep. Vocal/Acting Coach
  • Off-Broadway Director for Musical Theater, New York City
  • 19 years experience as nationwide Artistic Director for Theater and Performance Arts- New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia
  • Director of College/Graduate Audition Workshops for Performers- PAN Miami
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Jahidi White

B.S., Former NBA athlete

Athletic Recruitment Specialist

  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Sociology
  • Former NBA Professional Basketball Player – Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Founder, Jahidi White Charitable Foundation for Kids
  • Athletic recruitment and NCAA requirement specialist
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Heather Lorenz

J.D., M.Ed

Pre-Law/Undergraduate and Graduate Law Specialist

  • Sacred Heart University Masters Degree Teaching/Secondary Education
  • J.D. Washburn University
  • Former United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit Staff Attorney
  • District Educational Curriculum Advisory Board/Published Author
  • Professional Editor/Academic Advising/Curriculum Specialist
  • Fluent in Spanish
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Jill Bethel


Educational Consultant/Curriculum Specialist

  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts-English, Psychology, and Education
  • 17 years English/Language Arts teacher/curriculum specialist
  • Professional Editor
  • Mentor/Academic Advising
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Joy Jordan


Professional Editor/Marketing Specialist

  • Professional Editor and Publisher with 20 years professional experience
  • Chief Publicist
  • Business Analyst, MediMedia USA
  • Public Relations, Marketing, and Account Management specialist
  • Villanova University, BS in Marketing and Computer Science, Lean Six Sigma
  • Fluent in Spanish
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Jill Finestone

MBA, Director of Client Relations

Business Advertising & Marketing Specialist

  • Syracuse University, Bachelor of Science – Retailing
  • Buyer for Bloomingdale’s NYC
  • Buyer for Henri Bendel NYC
  • Buyer for Calvin Klein & Ralph Lauren NYC
  • Business & Sales specialist
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Jill Tipograph


Strategic Partner/Summer, Internship & Career Guidance

  • New York University – Stern, MBA; Marketing
  • New York University, B.A. Psychology
  • Founder of Everything Summer LLC
  • 22 years’ experience as Expert Educational Consultant
  • Professional Member – Independent Educational Consultants Association
  • Member – National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • Designs optimal summers to maximize growth and help students self-differentiate; paving the road to college
  • Co-Author of the 2014 National Pre-College Summer Survey/Author: Your Everything Summer Guide & Planner
  • Co-Founder, Early Stage Careers LLC: Provides Expert Internship/Career Coaching for to college students and recent grads
  • Career/Internship Boot Camps – small group Intensives
  • “Go to” media resource: Forbes, New York Times, NBC’s Today Show, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC & NBC News, Fast Company
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Lesley Mitler


Strategic Partner/Internship and Career Guidance

  • Duke University, B.A. Management Science and Accounting
  • Co-Founder, Early Stage Careers LLC
  • 27 years’ experience as an Executive Search Consultant
  • Provides expert career coaching to college students and recent grads
  • Career/Internship small group Intensives
  • Media resource for publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report
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Adam Rabasca

M.S.Ed – Special Education

Special Education & Standardized Testing Consultant

  • Hunter College, City University of New York – Master’s Degree in Special Education
  • University of Vermont – Bachelor of Science Environmental Studies
  • K-12 District Director of Special Education
  • K-12 Special Education Certification, Former High School Special Education Teacher
  • Qualified Evaluator of Academic Achievement and Cognitive Abilities
  • Trained in Ross Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving, the Orton-Gillingham Methodology, and Judith Hochman’s Methodology
  • Specialization in Aligning Individualized Education Program (IEP) Goals with the Common Core State Standards
  • Expertise in Applying to the College Board and ACT for standardized testing Assessment Accommodations
  • 17 Years Experience in IEP and Section 504 Case Management, Specialized Instruction, Behavioral and Academic Interventions
  • Guest Speaker on Behavioral and Learning Disabilities
  • Study Skills Coach
  • Education Studies Student Mentor
  • USPTA Certified Tennis Professional
  • RSNC (Rabasca Special Needs Coaching & Consulting):
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Mackenzie Roof


Professional Editor/Medical School Consultant

  • University of Southern California, B.S., Neuroscience, Summa Cum Laude
  • New York University School of Medicine Medical Student
  • Pathology and Neuropathology Student Researcher
  • USC Student-Athlete Tutor
  • Avid equestrian and snowboarder
  • Resides in NYC
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Jordan Karen


Professional Editor/Business Consultant

  • Duke University, B.A. Public Policy
  • Morgan Stanley NYC Private Wealth Management, Institutional Equities Guidance, and Financial Analysis
  • Co-Owner of Campus Enterprises, Durham, NC
  • Resides in NYC
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