graduate, and professional school degrees. A well known and highly regarded independent educational consultant (IEC) in her own right, the value to Emily’s work speaks for itself through the success of the hundreds of students she has worked with. Emily is a strong believer in giving back. She is a public education advocate, a former member of Fairfax County, Virginia’s Board of Education and has held Board positions with both the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the Fairfax Chapter of Project Discovery. In addition to being a founding and current Board member of College ACCESS Fairfax, Emily is also a current member of IECA’s Finance Committee. She is an established member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER) and IECA’s Regional Affiliate, Metropolitan Information Exchange (MIX),which she founded in 2006. Emily has a Master’s degree in School Counseling Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in English and participates in professional development activities and events for higher educational professionals on an on-going basis.