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Brittany Preston

College Admissions Consultant She/Her/Hers
Brittany Preston Bright Horizons College Coach
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer University of Colorado at Boulder
Former admissions officer Oregon State University-Cascades
Former admissions officer Gonzaga University
Former application reader Harvard Graduate School of Education

My Background

Before joining College Coach, I was the director of admission and recruitment at Oregon State University-Cascades, where I oversaw all aspects of the undergraduate and graduate admissions office for the branch campus in Bend, Oregon. Prior to OSU, I built my experience working in the admissions offices at Gonzaga University, Simpson College, and CU-Boulder. At all institutions, I reviewed and made final decisions on admission applications. I traveled nationally and internationally to visit high schools, attend college fairs, and present at various conferences. At Gonzaga, I traveled throughout Asia and South America to recruit international students and then assisted them through the application and visa process. At Simpson College, I supervised the undergraduate recruitment team, oversaw the design and execution of our print and digital marketing, led the name purchasing strategy, implemented the Common Application, and assisted families through the admissions and financial aid process. At CU-Boulder (my alma mater) I ran all campus visit programs and was part of the admission team who created the campus’ first Admitted Student Day. Finally, I reviewed graduate applications at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked in the Office of Institutional Research at MIT while in graduate school.

In addition to my college admission experience, I also served as the inaugural college and career advisor at a high school in north Idaho. I created curriculum around college and career planning, implemented a college planning tool, and met regularly with students and families to assist with the postsecondary planning process. You never know where opportunity will find you! I got my start in college admissions while serving tables at Red Robin. Work hard, no matter your title, and the rest will follow!

Brittany made a world of difference in getting my son through the process...He could not have done it without Brittany and if he had, it would have been at the cost of significant strain on our relationship. The extra investment was well worth it.
Parent of a University of Wisconsin-Madison (College of Engineering) student

Why I Joined College Coach

While the college planning and application process can be intimidating, it can also be incredibly fun! When else in your life do you get to dream about living somewhere new, studying a new topic, following a life-long passion, or exploring new exciting options for your life ahead? It is such a special time in a young adult’s life, and I am excited to help you and your family navigate this together. I have learned a lot through my professional experience about the college application process. I look forward to bringing that knowledge to help you navigate this journey and help your strengths and abilities shine through your application. At the end of the day, I hope we help you find a perfect fit.

Get to Know Me

My Education

University of Colorado at Boulder Bachelor of Science, Journalism & Mass Communication, Broadcast News
Harvard University Master of Education, Higher Education
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Accelerated dental - BS/DDS
  • Accelerated medical - BS/DO
  • Accelerated medical - BS/MD
  • Aerospace
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Aviation
  • Biochemistry
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer science
  • Dance
  • Data science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Game design
  • Government
  • Graduate programs
  • Graphic design
  • HBCUs
  • Hispanic serving
  • Honors programs
  • Humanities
  • International relations
  • Ivy league
  • Journalism
  • Large State Schools
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Political science
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Psychology
  • Religiously affiliated schools
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Research universities
  • ROTC
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Social Sciences
  • Teaching/education certification
  • Theater
  • Two year colleges
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Women's colleges
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • First-generation students
  • Gap year students
  • Home schooled students
  • IB program
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Students with learning differences
  • Transfer students

Some of my favorite pastimes

If I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family. We love skiing (snow or water), paddle boarding, hiking, camping, or watching movies with popcorn. During the pandemic when gyms were closed in my city, I discovered dressage, and you can now find me out at the barn every week. To clear my mind, I love to run and have successfully completed multiple marathons and half marathons. I love to travel and keep a bucket list of countries and locations I want to visit.


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