College Admissions Coaches

Our college admissions coaches are current college students at the nation’s most selective colleges and universities. Our coaches go through extensive training on the college admissions process before working with each student. Our near-peer mentorship program leverages our coaches’ ability to connect with students to get your family the best results.

college admissions coach Adriana

Adriana Arcia
Yale University

Computer Science

Hometown: Miami, FL


Angel Toro
University of Chicago


Hometown: Miami, FL

Adriana is a junior at Yale University planning to double major in Computer Science and Linguistic Anthropology. She is currently the Communications Director of the Urban Improvement Corps, a student-led tutoring group for New Haven public school students. She is also serving as the Intercultural Liaison for Students of the Diaspora, a resident group of the African American Cultural Center that focuses on the intersection of identities as they relate to the African diaspora.

Angel is a second-year studying Economics at the University of Chicago. He is Venezuelan but went to high school in Miami, FL. At UChicago, you will always find him either studying, doing research, or participating in some sort of sporting activity–intramural soccer, skating next to the lake, working out, or playing pool (which he strongly believes is a sport.) He is extremely excited to join Prepory in hopes of helping other students get the guidance that he received from Prepory as a student two years ago.

college admissions coach Anna

Anna Lenaker
Brown University

Religious Studies

Hometown: Chico, CA

Anna is a master of public affairs student at Brown University where she is focusing on education, poverty alleviation, and environmental policy. She recently obtained her bachelor’s degree from Brown University where she studied religion, philosophy, and politics, and spent a year studying abroad at the University of Oxford. Anna likes to spend her free time walking outdoors, traveling to new places, as well as people watching and downing iced coffees in local coffee shops. A first-generation and low-income student, Anna believes that education should be accessible to all and is passionate about helping students achieve their educational goals. Anna is beyond excited to begin her fourth year with Prepory.

college admissions coach Anthony

Anthony O'Neil
Harvard University

Environmental Policy

Hometown: Miami, FL

college admissions coach Brian

Brian Fenaughty
University of Chicago


Hometown: Miami, FL


Emily Olson
Columbia University


Hometown: Miami, FL

Anthony is a senior at Harvard College majoring in Environmental Policy. Having grown up in South Florida, where he attended Somerset Academy, he'll never get used to the cold New England winters. He loves animals, especially his cat Sammy, and has wanted to be a veterinarian since he was little. Throughout his time at Somerset, Anthony received guidance from Prepory and it has inspired a passion not only for mentorship, but for increasing access to college counseling.

Brian is a fourth-year at the University of Chicago majoring in Sociology and double minoring in Spanish and Statistics. Outside of class, he can usually be found either at the gym, or leading prospective students across UChicago’s campus as a tour guide in the Admissions Office. He is a Miami native and spent his most recent summer at home, brushing up on his Spanish and serving as an intern in Prepory’s South Florida office. He is passionate about expanding college access to all.

Emily is a sophomore at Columbia University planning to major in Economics-Political Science. She is a transfer who spent her first year at the University of Florida. Emily is a member of the quiz bowl team, and plans to join debate and write for a satirical publication. She is excited to help students find a school where they too can feel at home.

college admissions coach Gina

Gina Fonseca
Boston University


Hometown: Miami, FL


Ikenna Obi
Vanderbilt University

Neuroscience & Spanish

Hometown: Suwanee, GA


Javier Peralta
Washington and Lee


Hometown: Luray, VA

Gina is from Miami, FL, but is currently a senior at Boston University's School of Theatre pursuing a BFA in Acting. She is very familiar with the application process for Fine Arts majors, especially in Theatre, and how to balance academic/artistic applications. She's here to listen, advise, and make friends!

Ikenna is a sophomore at Vanderbilt University double majoring in Neuroscience and Spanish. He is an aspiring doctor and hopes to be able to serve his global community. You are likely to find him at the rec playing basketball or lifting weights, or anywhere there is a working piano. At Vanderbilt he is involved with Vanderbilt Emergency Medical Response and is excited to start volunteering with them in the fall as a certified EMR. He was honored with the opportunity to impact the next generation through Prepory and cannot wait to work with his students.

Javier is a junior at Washington and Lee University double-majoring in Geology and Environmental Studies, as well as minoring in Mathematics. Raised in rural Virginia, he loves being outside, whether that is hiking or reading books on the human experience with the terrestrial world. On campus, spends most of his time being an active member of his fraternity, giving tours to prospective students, and interacting with the Latinx community through Latinx Student Organization (LSO). He looks forward to working with incredible high school students who seek personal growth through higher education.


Jaxzia Perez
Mount Holyoke

Political Science

Hometown: Miami, FL

college admissions coach Jose

José Alvarez

History & Education

Hometown: Indio, CA

college admissions coach Kelechi

Kelechi Offor
Tufts University

Cognitive & Brain Sciences

Hometown: Miami, FL

Jaxzia is a second-year at Mount Holyoke College where she is studying political science with a concentration in law, public policy, and human rights. At MHC, she is a conference representative for MeCha, a social justice advocacy program for people of color on campus, and travels to national meetings. Jaxzia is also a competition delegate for her school's Model United Nations and enjoys representing countries in caucuses. She is a previous Prepory mentee and can't wait to mentor students that she can connect with based on this experience.

Currently a senior at UCLA, José is passionate about what he studies: History and Education. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, he is fueled by his desire to make the most out of his education and hopes to pursue graduate school. Ultimately, José plans to return to his community in the Coachella Valley to be a resource for students and assist them in their quest to go to college. In his spare time, José enjoys watching movies, playing soccer, and being with his family.

Kelechi is a junior at Tufts University majoring in Cognitive Brain Sciences and minoring in Child Development in hopes to become a neonatologist. She is a current mentor for Tufts’ Strong Women Strong Girls division and a member of the Children of Cultures of Africa (COCOA) dance team. When she’s not studying or doing club activities, she likes to explore the city with her friends and find new restaurants. She is also a Prepory alumna and is excited to help other students the way Prepory helped her.

college admissions coach Kennedy

Kennedy Casey
Princeton University


Hometown: Marietta, GA

college admissions coach Kyle

Kyle Vazquez
College of William and Mary

History & English

Hometown: Miami, FL

college admissions coach Lucine

Lucine Poturyan
Wesleyan University

Government & European Studies

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Kennedy is a Questbridge Scholar entering her junior year at Princeton University. She is a pre-med student who plans to major in Molecular Biology with certificates in Neuroscience and Gender & Sexuality Studies. On campus, she serves as Princeton’s Quest Scholars Network Liaison and is also devoted to several different disability awareness organizations, such as Special Olympics New Jersey. She is excited to join the Prepory team and can’t wait to help incredible students achieve their well-deserved educational dreams!

Kyle is a junior at the College of William and Mary pursuing a double major in History and English. He is the class of 2021 senator, a member of the William and Mary Choir, and the founder of a club in which college students develop their leadership skills by helping middle and high school students in local communities. Kyle believes in the power of educational equity and the importance of attending to the needs of each individual student.

Lucine Poturyan is an Armenian-American student double-majoring in Government and Russian, East European, Eurasian Studies (REES) at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. After studying abroad in Cuba and Russia in the summer of 2018, she began to write about Russian and East European culture on various blogs run by her study abroad program. Thus, her passion for learning about different peoples and cultures through her travels has shaped her multicultural communication skills and provided an open-mindedness that is fundamental to who she is.


Maria Acevedo
University of Pennsylvania


Hometown: Miami, FL

college admissions coach Mina

Mina Khan
Wesleyan University


Hometown: Bronx, NY


Nathaniel Miller
Yale University


Hometown: Miami, FL

Maria is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania. She is planning on majoring in Astrophysics and minoring in Mathematics. In her free time, she likes to go to concerts or to see musicals. Her hobbies include dog-spotting and traveling.

Mina is a rising senior at Wesleyan University majoring in Government and Creative Writing. In the spring, they will be studying abroad in Morocco. In addition to hiking and drinking fancy coffee, they use their free time to volunteer as a writing tutor at the local prison and curate political art galleries. As a first-generation student, they believe that everyone is entitled to higher education.

Nathaniel is a sophomore at Yale University planning to major in History. In his free time, he competes on the Quiz Bowl team and heads a French-Language university publication. He loves studying art, music, and teaching himself to play new instruments. Nathaniel plans to one day practice constitutional law in hopes of making the world a more equitable and just place. He is excited to work with high school students to help them attend their dream schools.

college admissions coach Namita

Namita Khajanchi Amherst College


Hometown: Miami, FL


Olivia Franklin

Vanderbilt University

Communication Studies

Hometown: Greenup, IL

college admissions coach Rudy

Rudy Gallegos


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Namita is from the "too hot to handle" South Florida. She is a Chemistry Major at Amherst College and currently attending the Dual Degree Program at Dartmouth College. She loves to make short films and play poker. During high school, she attended a dual enrollment program at FIU, which mentally prepared her for college life. She is a QuestBridge Scholar and an Elks Scholar and wants to give back to the communities that helped her through her college applications.

Olivia is currently a sophomore at Vanderbilt University. She plans on majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Spanish. A former cheerleader, she is now involved with her school’s Black Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Questbridge Chapter. Having always had a passion for music and the stage, she plans on pursuing a cappella and theater this year. This past summer she had the opportunity to be a group leader/mentor at the National College Admissions Conference at Pomona College. This experience, paired with her being a Questbridge Scholar, solidified her passion for helping and guiding a diverse array of students be able to attend the college of their dreams affordably.

Rudy is a rising senior double majoring in Economics and International Development Studies at UCLA. On campus, he is a part of several organizations and Greek Life. He is planning to pursue the management consulting field. Most recently he has participated in on-campus research at UCLA, and returned from studying abroad in Rome. He is also a Gates Millennium and HSF Scholar. Outside of school, Rudy is passionate about teaching, mentorship and enjoys music festivals along with anything to do with his favorite band, The Shins.


Valeria Vila

University of Florida

Industrial Engineering

Hometown: Miami, FL


Victoria Winter

Yale University

Political Science

Hometown: Providence, RI


Valeria is a junior at the University of Florida and is majoring in Industrial Engineering. She is a part of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). After being a Prepory alumna, Valeria is eager to become a mentor to future students and is passionate about college guidance. If she is not spending long nights at the library studying, she enjoys watching movies with her friends.

Victoria is a sophomore at Yale University planning on majoring in Film Studies and Political Science. She matched with Yale through the Questbridge College Match Scholarship and was a Questbridge Prep Scholar in her junior year of high school. On campus, she loves being a part of the marching band and cooking at her residential college's buttery. She looks forward to working with Prepory and preparing high-achieving students for the obstacle course that is applying to college.


Career Coaches

Our career coaches are experts across a plethora of industries including technology, finance, consulting, and education and go through extensive in-house training before ever meeting with a student. Prepory career coaches are equipped with the most up-to-date industry trends and data-driven technologies to help you land your dream job.