Meet Our Team –
Higher Education Consultant & Founder, MBA
Juan Camilo Tamayo has assisted thousands of students in reaching their educational goals. His eighteen year career in higher education has given him extensive and successful experience in guiding families through the process of choosing and applying to colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Christian E. Safie, BSBA
Higher Education Consultant, Technology and Development Coordinator
Christian Elias Safie graduated from Lynn University in May, 2012, with a degree in Business Administration. During his education he had opportunities to experience living and studying abroad in Rome and Naples, Italy, in addition to Lynn’s campus in Boca Raton, Florida. These experiences are instrumental to his broad view of education and his commitment to helping others attain their goals.
Carolina Jaramillo, BBA
Higher Education Consultant, Regional Coordinator | Colombia
Carolina Jaramillo was born in Medellín, Colombia. In 1991, after graduating from The Columbus School, she moved to New York to study Baking and Pastry at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. There she earned her Associate’s degree in December of 1993. Shortly after graduating, Ms. Jaramillo moved to New York City to continue her studies at Pace University, Lubin School of Business, where she earned her B.B.A. in International Business in June of 1997.
Higher Education Consultant
Anna Barr has been working in higher education for over ten years, building relationships with college counselors from around the world. She has helped both domestic and international students successfully navigate the application process and understands the challenges associated with finding the right school.
Ana Maria Gaviria
Program & Media Coordinator
Ana María Gaviria was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. When she was 5 years old her family moved to Medellín, Colombia.
She studied at The Columbus School, a bilingual school in Medellin, where she finished high school in 2008. She continued her studies in Advertising / Communication at the University “Colegiatura Colombiana”. While attending college, Ana María worked for four years in the family business founded by her grandfather, Bernardo Navarro. The company, Litografía Berna, has been in business for more than 70 years, which has generated great recognition in their field.
Higher Education Consultant
Maria Cristina Royett has worked as a Career and College counselor for more than fifteen years. Her experience has been in assisting high school students in making decisions about career paths and planning the next stage of their academic lives.
Ms. Royett was born in Bogotá, Colombia. After finishing her High School at Colegio Karl C. Parrish in Barranquilla she earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland. She continued with her Masters Degree in Public Relations from Liberty University.
Yanira Castellanos | Career Service Specialist
Yanira was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. After finishing high school she moved to California to continue her education at Glendale College where she studied English and Modern Dance. While attending college, Yanira worked as Administrative Assistant to a film producer at American General Film Corp., where she coordinated the casting for movies, the locations for the shooting of films, and planning press conferences for theatrical releases.
Dina Weinberg | English Faculty | USA
Dina Weinberg has been working with students in many capacities for more than 20 years. Her approach to teaching and learning stems from her belief that every person has the capacity to grow in a fulfilling and enjoyable way. Dina currently has a private tutoring business where she works one-on-one with students on expository, personal, and historical writing skills, as well as computational and organizational skills. Before becoming a full time tutor, Dina taught English at an independent school in New York City.
Susan Willis Dunlap | English Faculty | USA
Susan Willis Dunlap has her Master of Education degree in International Teaching from Framingham State University, and she has 15 years of teaching and administrative experience at the high school and college level. Her favorite job was teaching American Literature and AP English Language at Escuela Americana in San Salvador. While working with students in El Salvador, Susan developed her love for tutoring in SAT/ACT and editing college essays.
Ray Crouch | English Faculty | USA
Ray is a graduate from Yale University, where he majored in Environmental Studies. He specialized in ethnographic research and an anthropological lens towards environmental and sustainability practices. His research has brought him to such far-flung places as India, Vietnam, Senegal, Argentina, and Costa Rica, before he finally found himself settled in Mexico where he started work in tutoring and education.
Nora Bond | English Faculty | USA
Nora Bond has worked in higher education since 2016. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and an M.A. in Child Study & Human Development from Tufts University. She also works in higher education consulting, to ensure that all campuses are fully supportive of religious, secular, and spiritual identities.
Diana Navarro | Career Counselor | Colombia
Diana Navarro was born in Bogota, Colombia. She studied most of her life at Colegio Anglo Colombiano, had her elementary education in the United States and graduated from Fundacion Gimnasio Los Portales in Bogota. Her professional studies were conducted in Colombia, where she graduated as a Psychologist from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 2002.
Adriana Von Simson | Brief Strategic Family Therapy Trainer | USA
Adriana von Simson is a bilingual therapist specializing in Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT). She has 20 years of work experience in the field of Psychology & Clinical Social Work and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social work from Boston College.
Adriana has worked for the University of Miami Center for Family Studies and is presently at the Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami (FTTIM) & Mercy Hospital, Department of Behavioral Health. She specializes in working with individuals, adults, families, adolescents, children and young adults to work through difficult times with the goal of strengthening their relationships.
Dr. Orlando Rodriguez | Psychologist | USA
Dr. Rodriguez is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida. He received his Doctorate from Albizu University and completed both his clinical internship and post-doctoral residency in Miami, Florida. Dr. Rodriguez also received a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Albizu University and has worked with students as a guidance counselor for more than seven years.
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