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Ian Brook Fisher

College Admissions Consultant

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Reed College

Bachelor’s in Philosophy

Stanford University

Master’s in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies

I began my career in admissions by walking backwards as a student intern, giving guided tours, interviewing students, and reading applications for my alma mater, Reed College. After graduating, I began full-time work in admissions, reading thousands of applications primarily from the Western United States, especially Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. (I got to eat the best food on my travel!) In my last three years at Reed, I directed admissions for the entire continent of Asia and served as the director of marketing and communications for the admission office, honing our official voice for web, print, and social media. This helped me to develop a sharp eye for what works (and what doesn’t) in college essays. While Reed is not known (at all!) for sports, I was able to find my competitive outlet with the ultimate Frisbee team as a player and, when I graduated, a coach. After nine wonderful years at Reed, I left Portland to pursue a M.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. When I graduated and joined College Coach, I was living in Palo Alto, California, an experience that helped me learn so much about the UC and CSU system and high school programs all around the Bay Area. In the end, I missed the rain too much, and moved back to Portland in the summer of 2016.

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Tune into this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to hear the inside scoop on engineering majors.

Posted on February 7th, 2024
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In this episode, we discuss the job search process for college students, why senior year grades matter, and the role of student loan debt on financial well-being.

Posted on January 17th, 2024
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We’re focusing on underclassmen on this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation: what can they do now, and what should they be preparing for?

Posted on November 14th, 2023
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Senior Grades; Financial Impact of Early Decision; Stress Tips

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to learn how senior year grades can impact admission to colleges.

Posted on October 18th, 2023

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