Our Experts

Founder, Chief Advisor

Sahil Mehta MD

Dr. Mehta is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Columbia University and the University of Chicago. He is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and is known world-wide as an expert in admissions.



College Coach

Sydney Matthes

Sydney is a former Assistant Director of Admission at George Washington University serving both in the undergraduate and law school admissions offices.

In addition, she has several years experience coaching families and students in grades 9-12 through the college and career process as a college counselor on the high school side of the desk.

Sydney earned a BA from West Virginia University and a MA from George Washington University.

College Coach

Nancy Polin

Nancy’s career spans 30+ years as a counselor, educator and administrator.

A college counselor for 16 years, she serves students in grades 8-12.   Her specialties include diverse backgrounds and learning differences. 

Nancy holds a B.S. from James Madison University and an M.A. from Loyola University Maryland.

Nancy  is also state certified teacher and specializes in Competitive High School Planning and High School Class Planning.

College Coach

Liz Davis

Liz Davis holds an BS and MBA from Fordham University, where she also served as the Assistant Director of Admissions. She has worked with students in all facets of college admissions.



College Coach

Robert Rivas

Robert has fifteen years experience in college admission, having begun his career at Williams College shortly after graduation.  

While at Williams Robert oversaw the admission office’s publication suite, served as the liaison to the Financial Aid Office, and on the Board of Directors of NECBAC, a consortium of college counselors from private schools on the East Coast.  



College Coach

Mindy Popp

Ms. Popp is a graduate of Tufts University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Prior to her college counseling career, Ms. Popp served as the Associate Director of College Counseling at The Cambridge School of Weston.  

Before her work at the high school level, Ms. Popp was the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Wellesley College.

Ms. Popp specializes in General and Competitive College Admissions Advising as well as Competitive High School Admissions Advising. 

College Coach

Michael Robinson

Michael has over 30 years of education experience, serving in roles including  Director of Admissions at University of Maryland. He also lead the transfer admissions.



College Coach, Managing Director

Kevin Organisciak

Kevin was the Regional Director of Advising, at Kaplan Test Prep and a nationally recognized Admissions Advisor at Ohio State University.  

Kevin focuses on Specialized Advising which includes:  Learning Differences, Athletics, and International Student Admissions.  

College Coach

Racquel Bernard

Racquel has a BA from Dartmouth where she later served as the Assistant Director of Admissions. 

Racquel is an expert in general college advising and specializes in the Arts.



College Coach

Daniel Riseman

Daniel has been advising students for over 20 years and has been widely published on the subject of US college admissions. 

Daniel focuses on Top Tier and Competitive College application advising. 

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