Audra Vaisbort has a passion for helping families navigate an often complex admissions landscape. After working as an assistant college counselor at a public charter high school, Audra enjoys providing individualized attention as an independent counselor, whether helping students explore majors and careers, advising on course selection and extracurricular and enrichment programs, building a best-fit college list, or brainstorming and reviewing essays. As essays gain importance in a test-optional landscape, Audra provides tremendous value as a former high school English teacher, helping students use storytelling techniques to express their unique stories in an authentic voice.
As a first-generation college student from California’s Central Valley, Audra understands firsthand the importance of guiding students through this process and giving thoughtful consideration to a student’s wish list based on academics, athletics, affordability, campus culture, geography, internships, job placement, and other factors. Although families sometimes feel the weight and intensity during this period, this is an exciting time of discovery for high school students, and an organized timeline and process can make it enjoyable.
Audra graduated with a BA in English, cum laude, and a Single Subject Secondary Teaching Credential in English from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. She completed graduate coursework toward an MS in Education at MSMU and received a Certificate in College Counseling with distinction from UCLA. She is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and a member of the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC).
Audra is married with four children and a very big Bernedoodle named Lebowski. She loves sushi, live music, the ancient art of reading newspapers, and traveling the world.