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December 5, 2007

Former Harvard Officer Joins AdmissionsConsultants

AdmissionsConsultants, Inc. is pleased to announce that Leah Rochelle, former Harvard University Director of Graduate Admissions at the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, has joined the company as an adviser to graduate-school applicants. Most recently, Ms. Rochelle served as Director of Marketing and Graduate Admissions at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Washington, DC. In addition, she was a Program Manager in Graduate Admissions at Boston College.

While at Harvard, 2003-2006, Ms. Rochelle read and assessed thousands of student applications for the university’s Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She helped to establish admissions goals and developed policies and procedures that directly improved the admissions process. At George Washington, 2006-2007, she evaluated student applications and developed and worked to launch strategic marketing plans. Her 17-year career in higher education spans student and applicant counseling, institutional administration, financial aid, planning, and student affairs.

"Leah Rochelle will bring a great depth of institutional knowledge to her clients and peer consultants in our practice," said David Petersam, MBA, president of AdmissionsConsultants. "Her understanding of the admissions process was developed over many years, giving her great insight into how applicants’ academic backgrounds mesh with schools’ strategic goals for graduate programs." 

Ms. Rochelle earned an M.A. in higher education and a B.A. in psychology from Boston College. She is a member of the American Association of University Women and the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals.

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