Lisa Margolin started Journey Ahead to make a difference in the lives of students and families after her daughter became a student at the University of California, Berkeley. She noticed that the college application process has become more complicated than ever, and that the price of admission, both figuratively and literally, has skyrocketed.
Lisa graduated from Syracuse University, and has had experience as a journalist, non-profit board member, vice president of corporate communications at a Fortune 500 company, and most recently, a public relations and marketing consultant. Lisa’s marketing skills and know-how will help present your student for successful admission.
Lisa is an astute listener, distilling information from your student quickly to advise and counsel on their academic motivations, career and graduate school aspirations, and personal dreams, to direct them to colleges where they would thrive and should consider applying. We provide an organizational structure so students can stay on top of the demands of testing, essay writing and applying.
We serve all students without regard to sexuality or gender identity, and we value inclusiveness, integrity, honesty and professional ethical practices in the admissions process.
Lisa provides free college counseling services to low income and first generation students through Casa de Amistad in Solana Beach, Calif. and ScholarMatch in San Francisco.
Education: UCLA College Counseling Certificate, BS Syracuse University, Broadcast Journalism
Professional Associations: IECA, WACAC, HECA, Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce