Earned a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. She has taken several graduate courses in Education from the University of San Francisco and participated in the College Counseling program at UCLA.
Coleen worked in Outreach and Admissions for over five years as an Outreach Coordinator for the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of California, Berkeley. She has been responsible for providing admissions advice to parents, students, teachers, and organizations throughout northern and southern California for the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP). Additionally, she has taught test preparation academies, college application workshops, and college preparation seminars for schools in Ventura County and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her involvement in outreach allowed her to gain valuable knowledge and insight into the admissions requirements of the University of California and other competitive colleges.
Coleen has had extensive training in editing college applications, analyzing college essays for admission, securing financial aid for students, conducting college preparation workshops (for the University of California and the Common Application), and providing individualized admissions consulting. Additionally, she maintains her college admissions expertise by attending college fairs, participating in professional development opportunities, and touring colleges. Her Pro Bono work includes being selected as a College Counselor for College Summit in the Orange County region. She has been in private practice for over 10 years.
Coleen Bryan is a member of several national professional counseling organizations, including the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). As a community member in Orange County she has served on the PTA and as a site-council representative in Ladera Ranch to increase her involvement in education.
Coleen Bryan values higher education and looks forward to sharing her years of expertise in admissions counseling with the clients of College Materials to help them attain their educational goals.