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Serena Frisina

College Admissions Consultant She/Her/Hers
Serena Frisina Bright Horizons College Coach
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer Lewis & Clark College
Medical School Essay Specialist Bright Horizons College Coach

My Background

I worked as an admissions counselor at Lewis & Clark College, my alma mater, for many years before joining College Coach. While at Lewis & Clark, I read applications, interviewed prospective students, made admit decisions, and presented on topics focused on the application process and financial aid. In addition, I planned admitted student days, managed the visit program and supervised the student ambassador team. I also served as an athletic liaison to the football team and supported coaches and student-athletes through the application and financial aid process. I have worked with many community-based organizations to support first generation and underrepresented students through the college search and application process. I have also supported college counselors in creating college search and application curriculum for their schools.

I am very grateful I was able to utilize College Coach! I was able to complete applications well ahead of time with very minimal stress and no issues. Any questions I had were answered promptly and completely and overall I had a very great experience!
Student at Boston University

Why I Joined College Coach

My interest in college admissions started during my own college search. As a high school student in a rural area, I had very little support in navigating the college search and application process. I was fascinated with touring schools and researching different institutions. I was lucky to have the support of my family in touring many schools, from huge research universities to small liberal arts colleges. I found a perfect fit at Lewis & Clark, and I joined College Coach to help students navigate their journeys to find fit. I am excited to share my experiences and help make the college search process more transparent for prospective students and their families.

Get to Know Me

My Education

Lewis & Clark College Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs and Political Science
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Art
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer science
  • Dance
  • Data science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Government
  • Humanities
  • International relations
  • Journalism
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Political science
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Research universities
  • ROTC
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Social Sciences
  • Teaching/education certification
  • Theater
  • Visual and performing arts
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • First-generation students
  • Home schooled students
  • IB program
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Students with learning differences

Some of my favorite pastimes

I love to spend time outside – particularly snowboarding in the winter and boating in the summer. On a sunny Portland day, you can find me walking my dog, Rozie, or at a “You Pick” farm adventure with my husband and son, Frankie. If I am not outside, you can find me enjoying my Italian husband’s cooking or listening to a crime podcast.


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