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Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz


La Jolla, California

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, Founder of admission, is an award-winning author, speaker and professional counselor who has successfully helped thousands of students select and get admitted to colleges of their choice. Based on her more than 20 years of experience in the field, Sourcebooks, Inc published Marjorie’s book, adMISSION POSSIBLE®: The Dare to Be Yourself Guide for Getting into the Best Colleges for You (available here). Sourcebooks, Inc. is the leading publisher of college admissions book, especially known for their best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Hansen Shaevitz is a Member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), a Member of the Independent Educational Consultant's Association (IECA) and a Huffington Post blogger, College section. Marjorie was one of ten people to receive the 2013 Neighborhood Hero Award from the San Diego Mayor's Office for her college admissions work serving low income, first generation, under-represented students of color through the San Diego Public Library system. She recently joined the Board of Director for Natural High, a drug abuse prevention group that helps students find their natural high and reject drugs. She is a former member of the Stanford University's Parents' Board and Chair of the Advisory Council for Stanford's Institute for Women & Gender. She spent twelve years as a trustee for La Jolla Country Day School.

After completing a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Stanford University, Marjorie was Orientation Officer at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, a federally sponsored educational/research association that fosters relations among Asian, South East Asian, Pacific Islander and American peoples. She then moved to Stanford as a member of the Dean of Students staff. Hansen Shaevitz also directed the College Re-entry Program for Adults at the University of California, San Diego.

Co-author of the McGraw-Hill book So You Want to Go Back to School, she also authored the best-selling books, The Confident Woman (Harmony/Random House) and The Superwoman Syndrome (Warner Books).

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