2022 brought many paramount changes in the college admissions game with the rise of test optional and end of affirmative action. In Friday's livestream, college advisor Jacquada Gray outlines how these developments will shape the 2023 admissions cycle, and how parents should best prepare their student.
MA Columbia University- Higher Education
Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo, Jacquada began her educational career in her hometown where she received a BA in History from the University of Missouri- KC. Her purpose in life is to pursue equitable education for all students and support them on their journeys to success. She currently works in University Admissions as an Application Reader and as a College & Career Access and Success Coach. Having worked in many educational positions from infants to college students for over 10 years, her professional career in the field began while serving as a College Advisor and a College Preparation instructor for HS students. Here she found a passion for collegiate access and success. After receiving her MA in Higher Education from Teachers College Columbia University, she focused on Higher Education success by continuing her teaching and coaching in a University setting. Throughout her career, Jacquada has assisted many students in navigating the college application process, financial aid, athletic recruitment, and even collegiate graduation. Former students have received full ride scholarships for athletics & academics, as well as attended D1 institutions including Ivy Leagues & HBCUs. Jacquada strongly believes that every student has the opportunity to be successful, and as an educator it is her goal to ensure that all students have the same support and opportunities to reach this success. Her hobbies include traveling, crafting and discovering new TV shows and movies!
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