College counselor Jennifer Stephan has spent her entire career in higher education. As a college interviewer, college admissions officer and parent, Jennifer knows the college application process well. Her specialized knowledge includes athletic recruiting, engineering, the transfer application process and the elite college application process. She focuses on helping each student find the best college match.
Jennifer is also the current Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising for the School of Engineering at Tufts University. At Tufts, she supports engineering undergraduate students, helping students achieve their academic and personal goals. Jennifer collaborates with students, parents, faculty and staff university-wide to provide holistic support to her students.
Prior to joining Tufts, Jennifer spent 21 years at Wellesley College as a class dean and a professor of Computer Science. She worked with colleagues at MIT, Olin College and Babson College, supporting Wellesley students pursuing a career in engineering. Jennifer served on the College’s Board of Admissions, reading and evaluating transfer applications. Her experience working on this side of college admissions gives her unique insight into what it takes to be admitted to highly selective colleges.
Jennifer holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an MS and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling and the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling.
Jennifer had a rich college experience, and wants to help your student find that same joy. When she was an undergrad at Johns Hopkins, she studied abroad and was a varsity athlete. As an alumna, Jennifer was a volunteer college admissions interviewer.
Jennifer is the parent of three teen daughters, the oldest of whom is currently a Tufts University student. When she helped her daughter get into college, she saw the college application process from a new side and knows first-hand what parents go through when their children apply to college. As your college counselor, Jennifer Stephan will make the process organized and personal.