Emily  Toffelmire

Emily Toffelmire


I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. Counseling was a career that interested me because, at the low-performing public high school I attended, college guidance was almost non-existent. The inequality of access I saw firsthand inspired me to earn my Master’s of Education and work in public schools. I also spent time at an overseas school in Thailand guiding students through the application process for universities around the world. I later transitioned to admissions at USC, where I began as an assistant director, recruiting and reading thousands of freshman and transfer applications. I later moved on to the USC Dornsife College of Liberal Arts. As senior assistant director, I oversaw the merit scholarship selection process as well as recruitment and conversion publications, and traveled across the country presenting to and interviewing hundreds of applicants each year.