Ivy League admission consultant


Modesta Garcia


Daly City




International College Admission Consultant

Higher Education industry January 1990Present (20 years 11 months)

Expert college admission coach. Expert in international, Ivy League, transfer admission. Provide group sessions for families of 8th-12th graders. Presented Ivy League admission sessions in Beijing and Shanghai, China.

Professor/Counselor Higher Education industry  October 1987Present (23 years 2 months)

Provide academic, career and personal counseling; strategic college admission coaching. Experienced in Ivy League and Sister Schools admission, and international education.

Developed and taught pathways to Ivy League, medical, law and public policy school courses; college and life success courses.

Developed diversity programs; founded college president diversity lecture series; established Diversity In Action Group; endowed student transfer scholarship.

China Tour Group Director  Higher Education industry, January 2000December 2009 (10 years)

Developed tour itinerary and led groups to China.

Admission Officer, Princeton University

Educational Institution; Higher Education industry  July 1985September 1987 (2 years 3 months)

Admission committee member: read and evaluated undergraduate admission applications; conducted nationwide high school and community outreach. Advised student organizations. Coordinated student programs.

Assistant Director of AdmissionsSanta Clara University

Educational Institution; Higher Education industry,July 1980July 1985 (5 years 1 month)

Admission committee member involved in all aspects of outreach, admission and matriculation. Also coordinated minority student recruitment.

Director, La Casa Cultural LatinaUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Educational Institution; Higher Education industry

July 1979July 1980 (1 year 1 month)

Directed and managed all aspects of student center; provided academic, career and personal counseling; organized intellectual, cultural, and social events.



Capital Normal University,Certificate, Chinese Language and Culture


Activities and Societies: Capital Normal University, Beijing

Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Master, Higher education; college admissions  Santa Clara University

BA, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Jr. Year Student Council Member, Universidad del Valle de México

Certificate, Spanish Language and Mexican Culture,University of California, Berkeley

Certificate, College Admission and Career Planning, Lifetime UC Berkeley alumna

Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

-Harvard University’s only graduate elected president of both Bay Area alumni chapters:
the Harvard Club of San Francisco (2001)
and the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley (2004).
-Inaugural recipient, Alumni of Color Achievement Award, Alumni of Color Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education
-Recipient, Harvard Alumni Association service leadership award
-Recipient, College Board Western Region Outstanding Leadership Award
-Recipient, Princeton Chicano Caucus Service Award
-Recipient, Educator of the Year Award, Caminos Magazine

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