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Kristine Sawicki

College Admissions Consultant She/Her/Hers
Kristine Sawicki
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer Stanford University
Former admissions officer Reed College

My Background

I grew up in California and attended a big suburban public high school. For college, I chose Reed in Portland, Oregon, where I studied psychology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience. After a year working as a research assistant at Oregon Health & Sciences University, I switched my professional objective and taught at both the middle and high school levels and coached women’s cross-country. Eventually I made my way to admission work and spent the next eleven years at Reed, culminating in a year as Acting Dean. I later moved to California and spent a few years in the Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission, where I continued to work directly with students both domestic and international.
Kristine is awesome! Her upbeat personality and positive attitude made the stressful process of college application so much easier for us.
Parent of a University of California, Davis student

Why I Joined College Coach

College Coach allows me to combine the aspects I loved most about working for Reed with what I loved most about working for Stanford. At Reed we were called admissions counselors, not admissions officers, and my role was as a counselor. Our admissions process emphasized the potential in applicants, and I worked closely with students, discussing fit in our conversations. At Stanford I was more of an educator, and my presentations and conversations strove to break down the process and explain how an individual application is evaluated and a class is crafted. At College Coach I get to be both counselor and educator – I work closely with students to help them see their potential and understand institutional “fit”, while bringing understanding to the admission process. By engaging students in a thoughtful college application process, the conclusion can have multiple positive outcomes: self-discovery, pride in the applications that are submitted, and acceptance to an institution that fits.

Get to Know Me

My Education

Reed College Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Accelerated medical - BS/MD
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Dance
  • Engineering
  • HBCUs
  • Honors programs
  • Humanities
  • Ivy league
  • Large State Schools
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Religiously affiliated schools
  • Research universities
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Theater
  • Two year colleges
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Women's colleges
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • First-generation students
  • Home schooled students
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Students with learning differences
  • Transfer students
Kristine Sawicki

Some of my favorite pastimes

Baking fruit tarts, picnicking in parks, crafting cards, discovering new graphic novels, and running with dogs

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