MEET JENNIE

Educational & College Consultant

 

Jennie Kent, M. Ed., has been advising students on school and university choice since 2012. As an ex-pat and mother of four third culture kids, Jennie has a unique perspective which helps her better serve students from around the globe. An award-winning author of books for children and teens with over 850,000 copies of her books in print, Jennie has a strong background in writing and enjoys helping students find their individual voice in the essay writing process.

Jennie is a proud graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, received her B.A. from Skidmore College and has a Masters in Education from Framingham State as well as a certificate in independent educational consulting from UC Irvine. She is also one of less than 250 educational consultants worldwide who have earned the designation of Certified Educational Planner. An active member of her associations, Jennie is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and has served on the Outreach, Global, and Nominating Committees. She is also a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling, the International Association of College Admission Counseling, and the Higher Education Consultants Association as well as being a member of the Small Boarding Schools Association and the Enrollment Management Association. Because she counts with a broad network of colleagues and professionals, the answer to your questions are never far away.

Believing that professional development is the difference between good and great, Jennie attends professional conferences annually. She has visited over 450 schools and universities around the world, trying to get a feel for the culture of each one and expand her knowledge in order to better help students. Convinced that transparency is critical in the admission space, Jennie compiles important admission and financial aid resources annually for families and colleagues and has presented about them both domestically and internationally. Wanting to help raise others to their full potential, Jennie also founded the Independent Educational Consultants Association’s Student and Associate Virtual Roundtable, a networking and learning space for newer members. 

In her downtime, Jennie enjoys reading, watching films, entering data in Excel spreadsheets, and playing with her Abyssinian cat, Gaspar.

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