Alexandra Santiago has extensive experience on both the high school and college sides of admissions. A former senior admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania, she read, reviewed, and advocated for students from multiple geographic areas while gaining an understanding of the criteria for business, engineering, liberal arts, and nursing degrees. In addition, she served as admissions liaison for the school’s LGBT House, Diversity Board, and also served on Casa Latina’s Board of Directors. Alex also coordinated the Exploring College Options program with Stanford, Harvard, Duke, and Georgetown. A college athlete herself, she brings unique insight for students with athletic aspirations. Formerly the associate director of college counseling at the Francis Parker School in San Diego, she has also worked in public relations, events, and professional sports. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology/child & family studies from Syracuse University.