Karen Curreri, President and Founder of Curreri Educational Consulting, received her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. 

Karen has over 30 years of experience working in private, parochial and public school settings, as an academic dean and college counselor, and as a Director of College Counseling (on the East and West coasts).  Her 30+ years in the field of education, coupled with her national and international experience, has helped Karen to earn the expertise and respect of college admissions personnel as well as school counselors. Karen coached United States Swimming and worked with Olympic and elite-level athletes to help them with college recruiting.  Karen is also a proud Gold Star Mother who enjoys helping military families, particularly those affiliated with Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Karen has presented at national conferences and for corporate audiences, and has been interviewed by international and local TV stations, magazines and radio. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)  and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

Karen lives and works in Corona del Mar, California,  where she enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, and biking. She loves dancing and competed and placed in three categories of ballroom dancing.  In her spare time, Karen wrote and directed a documentary called, “How to Become an A+ Human Being.” She uses the film as a teaching tool to help under-served eighth-grade students make a successful transition to high school and beyond.  Most of all, Karen enjoys spending time with her family in Laguna Beach.

“With Karen’s help I reached for my dream schools and was eventually accepted into Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley and other top schools.”
— Andrea