We combine parent and counselor experience with college admissions expertise. 

We combine parent and counselor experience with college admissions expertise. 

• UT Austin, BBA, MPA, JD (honors)
• College Admissions Counselor
• Entrepreneur (technology is awesome)
• Lawyer (college admissions is way more fun)
• Editor-in-Chief, UT's Int'l Law Journal
• Published (law review, magazines, blogs)
• Passed CPA Exam in college
• Husband (to my high school sweetheart)
• Two Sons (Chapman '19 and MIT '22)
• Coached Little League team to World Series

Meet laura & Mark

Having endured college admissions as a parent (twice!), I started this company to help others like me.     

• UNC Chapel Hill, BA- Art History
• University of St. Thomas, M.Ed Counseling
• College Admissions Counselor
• College Counselor, Private HS  '12-'18
• Admissions Counselor, UT Austin '10-'12
• Admissions Amb., UNC Chapel Hill '04-'08
• Wife (to a classical organist)
• Pom-Mom to “Gatsby” a rescue Pomeranian

MARK ROME

Co-founder
Lead Parent Counselor

Co-founder, Lead Parent Counselor

LAURA RICH

Co-founder, Lead student counselor

Co-founder
Lead student counselor

"It is not the critic who counts..but the one who is actually in the arena."

"The more that you learn, the more places you'll go"

I love college, I love students, and I love matching the two in a scholarly treasure hunt.

Meet Mark

ABOUT us

Quick Facts

Off Campus

Mark

Laura

Watching Now

The Last Kingdom

Designing Women

Favorite Destination

Oxford, England

Lake Como

listening to

Ben Platt

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Reading now

The Splendid and the Vile

Becoming

Favorite Class

Birth of a Nation

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

FAVORITE SHOW

Mad Men

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Clooney, always

secret talent

Whistling

listening to

John Legend

guilty pleasure

Expensive Shoes

take my money

J.Crew

Hobby

Fantasy Football

weekend plans

Brunch

Quick Facts

Off Campus

mark is watching

Broadchurch

laura is watching

Golden Girls

Mark's Favorite Destination

Oxford, England

Laura's Favorite Destination

Lake Como, Italy

favorite show

Mad Men

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Clooney (man crush).

guilty pleasure

Expensive Shoes

take my money

J.Crew

secret talent

Whistling

listening to

John Legend

hobby

Fantasy Football

weekend plans

Brunch

NEXT

Mark is Listening to

Ramin Djawadi

Laura is Listening to

Voces8

Mark is Reading

Dragonfly

Laura is Reading

My Life in France

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Every student has a unique story, I want to help them discover it and empower them to tell it.

Laura is our students' coach, friend, and constant guide.

Every family's needs are unique. I use my analytical skills to find solutions that fit.

Mark is a parent, lawyer, and experienced student advocate.

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We develop long-lasting friendships with our clients as they become an extension of our own families.

We are perfect halves that form a fully balanced counselor experience.

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Thank you for being such an integral part of Angelica's journey and for always believing in her!  

Parent, UT Austin Honors student

By working with us, you will present your best authentic self to colleges.

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