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For me it was all about accents at first. And soccer.


Having grown up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I fell in love with international travel at a young age when my aunt took me to London, and I realized there was an entire world out there waiting to be discovered--in addition to a new sport to watch (proud supporter of the Chelsea Football Club).

Since then, I always knew I wanted to study and live overseas, and that's exactly what I did.

9 years as an ex-pat living in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Brazil

In college, I studied abroad in Adelaide, Australia, mainly because I wanted a 'soft landing' for my first time living abroad--a place where English was widely spoken (and what a beautiful accent it is!). 


After college, I discovered my Scottish heritage (my maiden name is Normand, and who knew there is actually a Normand Road & Normand Brae named after my family in Dysart!). I also spent time living in the UK and Ireland before returning to Australia to complete my Master of Education in Sydney (the reigning 'World's Most Instagram-able City'). Years later while living in Perth, I met my Brazilian husband, and he convinced me to move with him to Curitiba, Brazil, where we lived for four years and where I learned to speak Portuguese.


Nowadays, Bruno and I live in San Diego with our baby, Marco, and two golden retrievers.

Two degrees and nine total years of life abroad later, I started this college consulting practice to help others navigate the complex but rewarding process of studying overseas.

More than 10 years of experience in international admissions

In the time spent overseas and back home in the U.S., I have worked for some of the world's top international universities in recruitment and admissions, including The University of Edinburgh, University of New South Wales and The University of Western Australia, so I have a unique set of professional experiences, knowledge and network in the international higher education sector to help guide you along the way in order to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. 


And now that more and more students and families are recognizing the benefits of crossing borders for their education, you can count on me to be your go-to international admissions guru.

It's time to make the leap; let me help you find your reason!

UNSW Sydney Australia
University of Edinburgh Scotland
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
University of Western Australia
UNSW Sydney Australia

Master of Education

Ohio University Athens

B.S. in Journalism

Independent Educational Consultants Association Associate Member
University of South Australia Adelaide

Study Abroad Semester


Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting

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