OUR TEAM

Team Of Experts

Our diverse team is united by a shared desire to see students reach their full academic and professional potential. We understand the transformational power of education in not only one’s own life, but for the world as a whole.

We take pride in our ability to bring to light students’ talents, strengths, and passions, particularly those yet to be explored. This vision inspires us to guide students toward the best versions of themselves and toward becoming people of integrity, who use their gifts to make an impact.

In addition to graduating from Ivy League and top-tier universities, members of our team have:

  • served on admissions committees
  • worked as research scientists
  • taught in China, India, New York, and Brazil
  • received perfect SAT scores
  • written best-selling test prep books
  • published poetry and short stories
  • exhibited their art in renowned international galleries
  • delivered presentations on the admissions process to families from China, India, and Russia
Brian Giroux
Brian Giroux
Founder/CEO of IvySummit
  • Professional Member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association)
  • International Student Designation – IECA
  • Four-year scholarship student-athlete
  • 15+ years college admissions experience
  • Visited 500+ Colleges/Universities and 150+ Boarding Schools/Day Schools
  • Tours 40+ Colleges/Universities every year with international clients
  • Based in Washington, DC
Gregg Prigerson
Gregg Prigerson
Senior Admissions Counselor
  • Former admissions counselor – Stanford University
  • 22+ years of college admissions experience
  • Former director of college counseling for a prestigious boarding school
  • Reviewed thousands of applications
  • Based on East Coast
Marie Arlen
Marie Arlen
Senior Admissions Counselor
  • Former admissions counselor – Columbia University
  • 14+ years of college admissions experience
  • Former director of admissions for a consulting firm
  • Reviewed thousands of applications
  • Based in NYC
Anna Marie Smith
Anna Marie Smith
Senior Admissions Counselor
  • Former admissions counselor – Rice University
  • Former admissions evaluator – NYU
  • 10+ years of college admissions experience
  • Former director of admissions for a large consulting firm in NYC
  • Reviewed thousands of applications
  • Based in Asia
Natalie Lundsteen
Natalie Lundsteen
Senior Admissions Consultant
  • DPhil – Oxford University
  • Career Counselor – MIT
  • Career Counselor – Stanford
  • Admissions consultant for Kaplan Test Prep, London
  • Taught at American Embassy School in New Delhi
  • 20+ years admissions experience
  • Based in Dallas
Krassen Mitev
Krassen Mitev
Senior Admissions Consultant
  • B.A. – Stanford University
  • Received 30+ Full Scholarships (Including Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia)
  • 13+ years admissions consulting experience in China
  • Fluent in Russian, Chinese, English, and Bulgarian
  • NGO expert
  • Scholarship application expert
  • Based in China
Robert Clyne
Robert Clyne
Senior Admissions Consultant
  • PhD – Yale University
  • B.A. – Stanford University
  • Phillips Exeter Boarding School
  • Former admissions reader at Yale
  • 18+ years of international admissions consulting experience
  • NGO expert
  • Based in Asia
Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
Senior Admissions Consultant
  • Author of best-selling Barron’s ACT, Barron’s SAT, and Barron’s PSAT/NMSQT
  • Provides custom test preparation plans for clients
  • Worked with thousands of students around the world on the ACT, SAT, and PSAT
  • Princeton graduate
Evan Coopersmith
Evan Coopersmith
Senior Editor
  • PhD – University of Illinois
  • B.S. – Princeton University
  • Editor-in-chief of Princeton’s Tiger Magazine
  • Princeton Alumni Interviewer
  • 10+ years application editing experience
Andrea Schiralli
Andrea Schiralli
Senior Editor
  • Master’s – Harvard University
  • B.A. – Cornell University
  • Professor of English – Jiangxi, China
  • Worked with several Chinese companies
  • Published SAT/GRE books
  • Based in NYC