Background and Experience

I am a UC Berkeley-certified independent college consultant in Half Moon Bay, CA. I have assisted high school and community college students with college admissions for over five years. In addition, I volunteer as a Senior Advisor at College Track in San Francisco with first generation, low income students and at the Half Moon Bay High School College Application Workshops. I have also been a parent leader in public and private education for the past fifteen years. I worked in the public health field for over ten years and taught high school biology and chemistry in the Peace Corps in Kenya. I am particularly interested in helping students pursue higher education in math, science and engineering.

I survived the college admission process with my own children, who attended Gonzaga University and UC Berkeley. Every year I visit and research numerous colleges and universities, and attend college fairs and professional conferences.

Education and Credentials

  • Certificate in College Admissions and Career Planning, UC Berkeley Extension, Berkeley CA
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biology, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
  • California Teaching Credential – Single Subject Biology
  • Professional memberships: Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC)


We were overwhelmed by the college application process and having a hard time communicating with our son about all the necessary steps. Liz immediately took time to get to know Myles better, and started giving him valuable guidance that he took to heart. Liz has made herself available throughout the process, and communicated regularly via email; Myles is now well on his way to completing his applications! It has been wonderful to have a trusted "non-parent" adult involved in the process.

- Joanna M. & Heyward R., Menlo Park, CA