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Zaragoza Guerra

College Admissions Consultant He/Him/His
Zaragoza Guerra
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer MIT
Former admissions officer Caltech
Former admissions officer The Boston Conservatory

My Background

Prior to joining College Coach, I spent part of my career as director of admissions for the Boston Conservatory, where I oversaw overall recruitment and auditions for students interested in music, theater, and dance. I spent most of my admissions career, however, as an admissions officer for two institutes of technology. As an associate director of admissions at MIT, I directed overall recruitment and yield activities as well as international, transfer, and special student admissions. I also served as an assistant director of admissions for Caltech, where I handled specialized student recruitment and reviewed domestic and international student files.
I didn't expect so much support in terms of essays and just knowing that I wasn't in the dark (or by myself) in this whole process. Mr. Guerra went above and beyond my expectations.
Student at University of Michigan

Why I Joined College Coach

Applying to college can feel overwhelming — there’s so much out of one’s control, and there’s so much to do, too. But the process can be tamed; it can be mapped. I joined College Coach because I felt it was a place where I could make the positive difference I had always hoped to make while working as an admissions officer. Helping families get a handle on the process so that it no longer feels unwieldy, but instead, very doable is so rewarding. I love shedding light on a very confusing process — helping families make choices based on facts rather than speculation.

Get to Know Me

My Education

University of Notre Dame Bachelor's in Program of Liberal Studies (Great Books)
Harvard University Master's in International Education
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Accelerated medical - BS/MD
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer science
  • Data science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Game design
  • Government
  • Graduate programs
  • Hispanic serving
  • Honors programs
  • Humanities
  • International relations
  • Ivy league
  • Journalism
  • Large State Schools
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Military/Service academies
  • Music
  • Political science
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Religiously affiliated schools
  • Research universities
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Technology
  • Theater
  • Two year colleges
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Women's colleges
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • First-generation students
  • Home schooled students
  • IB program
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Transfer students
Zaragoza Guerra

Some of my favorite pastimes

Playing guitar, singing, running, hiking, biking, photography, yoga

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