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Providing students with a competitive advantage

Reliable, custom-tailored guidance through the entire college application process.

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We make the college application process simple...

Whether you are a 4.0/pre-med major or a 2.5/undecided student, we will help you present your best self so that you can realize your college dreams.  

Our guidance will lead you to a college that is a perfect fit: socially, academically, and financially. We work with students and parents to make the application process stress-free.


College Advantage Advising

Heather became a college advisor after working for 20 years in marketing and advertising for Nestle, Clorox and other consumer companies. Heather volunteered in 2008 at YES High School in Oakland with the original intent of becoming a high school teacher. After working with first generation students on their college applications, Heather saw college advising as a better way to utilize her project management and writing skills.


Heather has three sons, all graduates from Campolindo High School. Heather has volunteered extensively in the Moraga School District, as a Moraga School Board member and with the Moraga Education Foundation. An Oklahoma native, Heather earned her BFA in Advertising from SMU, her MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School and her college counseling credential at UCLA.  When not working with students, Heather is running on the trails of Moraga with her dogs or riding her horses.

Areas of focus: All academic and interest areas.

Contact: 925.899-4512 or


Prior to college advising, Kathleen worked for 13 years in business development and marketing for Princess Cruises in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She has volunteered extensively in the Orinda and Acalanes Union School Districts, as well as serving as a board member for the Educational Foundation of Orinda. Currently, she works part time in the Campolindo High School College Counseling and Career Center. 


Kathleen obtained her certification in college admissions counseling from UCLA. A San Francisco native, Kathleen earned a BA in English from Loyola Marymount University, where she serves on the Advisory Board for the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. She has had several years of experience as a university admissions reader and is president of the Interfraternity Parents Council at the University of Southern California. 


Areas of focus: All majors (including film, fine/performing arts).


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