Expertise:

  • Lisa Buchwalter founded BestFitCollege Consulting in 2001. Her credentials include:

  • MBA in Strategic Planning and Finance from Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from UC Berkeley in Child Development
  • Alumni Admissions interviewer at Columbia University
  • Certified Educational Planner (CEP) designation
  • Strategic planning in executive positions at CBS, HBO, and ESPN
  • Technical writer, editor and producer at Microsoft
  • College counseling program from UCLA
  • Experience with Ivy League, liberal arts and large state schools
  • Continual college visits to find out about latest information and programs
  • Personal experience through having three children in three different types of colleges -- Ivy League, small liberal arts, and large state school
  • Lisa is based in the San Francisco Bay area (Marin County). Lisa works with students in Seattle and all over the world via Skype.

Professional Memberships:

  • Kathryn Gillis joined BestFitCollege in 2007. Her credentials include:

  • AB in English from Princeton University.
  • Certificate in College Counseling with Honors from UCLA
  • Coursework at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
  • Alumni Admissions interviewer for Princeton University
  • Marketing experience at Manufacturers Hanover, Security Pacific and Ogilvy & Mather.
  • Experience with Ivy League, liberal arts and large state schools.
  • Kathryn is based in Seattle on Queen Anne Hill.

Professional Memberships: