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About Author: Ellen Richards

Ellen Richards founded Ellen Richards Educational Services, Inc. in 2004. She attended Dartmouth College and ultimately graduated with a degree from Wellesley College. After assimilating into the corporate world, Ellen resolved to follow the passion ignited during her own journey to finding the right college. She subsequently completed graduate coursework for Masters Degrees in both College Counseling and Child and Adolescent Literacy at Loyola Marymount University. For twenty years, Ellen collaborated with the Wellesley College admissions office. While on campus she dedicated herself to recruiting students who found their niche at the college. After graduation, she served as the Wellesley College Los Angeles Admissions Liaison. Interviewing countless students and reviewing a myriad of college applications provided Ellen with the expertise to support students on the complicated journey to admission to college. Her deliberate and strategic approach yields excellent results. As a result of her diligent research on changing trends in college admission, Ellen remains well acquainted with the intricacies of admissions at colleges and universities throughout United States. Her experience with every facet of college admissions enables her to successfully guide hundreds of families through the college admissions process. Ellen’s tireless commitment to excellence and maintaining the highest standards of integrity is proven by the number of satisfied students who gain entry into the college of their choice. Ellen was recently named a “college admissions expert” on, a site which utilizes the expertise of only the top college counselors on the country. In addition, Ellen serves as the Los Angeles College Bound Expert for, and regularly contributes to NextStep Magazine and Center for Student Opportunity online community. Ellen is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors (WACAC), the California Association of School Counselors (CASC), the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the Overseas Association of College Admissions Counselors (OACAC) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). Most recently the Feminist Majority Foundation elected Ellen as a member of the Board which oversees the implementation of Girls Learn International (GLI), an organization that seeks to engage students about human rights and universal girl’s education.

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