CAROLYN VIENS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Carolyn has 21 years of experience in global sales and marketing for IBM, working in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including several years as Segment Marketing Executive for six global industries.  Following her worldwide marketing career, she has been involved in university and boarding school admissions over the last seven years.  She is also a published author and accomplished photographer.  She is married with three children, who are all currently enrolled or graduated from major U.S. and International Universities.




                   TRACY GEARY
                               ACADEMIC PRINCIPAL

Tracy is an expert in helping high school seniors craft compelling application essays that help them stand out in a crowded application pool.  Her students have been accepted at top U.S. schools including Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley and Columbia.  She holds a BA in English from Moravian College and graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Literature and Creative Writing. Tracy has been an integral part of the Freshman Entrance Essay process at MIT for fifteen years, scoring and critiquing hundreds of freshman expository essays each year. Besides working as a Writing Tutor for both Harvard and MIT, she is a Writing Instructor at MIT. Tracy is the Editor of two annual Harvard publications, the Harvard Summer Review and Charles River Review. Her fiction has appeared in over thirty magazines and literary journals, including Good Housekeeping and Harvard Review, as well as several anthologies. She lives outside of Boston  with her husband and two daughters.  She can be reached directly regarding essay development at tgeary@alumni.harvard.edu





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ANDI O'HEARN

CEO AND FOUNDing principal

​Andi has been involved in university admissions for over 25 years, both in boarding schools as well as a private consultant.  She has successfully counseled over 1,000 students with acceptances to the top universities in the world.  Andi has also worked as both an Admissions Director and University Counselor at six different boarding schools in the US and at Beijing City International School in China.  She is experienced working with children from over 50 different countries and is published in several languages.  Andi has been a Professional Member of IECA since 1992.  She is married with five children, a grandchild and two pug dogs.​