Meet Ian

Ian Watson
Director of College Counseling

Carrie Aronson


B.A. English, University of Colorado
M.A. English, University of Colorado

Former Senior Assistant Director of Admission, Wheaton College (MA)
Former College Counselor, Mary Institute & Saint Louis Country Day School (MO)
Former Associate Director of College Counseling, Crystal Springs Uplands School (CA)

I have worked with students in the following areas:

I have worked with students interested in private and public colleges and universities at the state, regional and national levels. These schools represent all levels of admission selectivity from the most visible and selective universities and small liberal arts colleges to major state universities and art/music schools. I consult with students and families pursuing athletics at the collegiate level, more focused areas of academic study, and those individuals whose interests are more broad in scope.

Why I am passionate about college counseling: 

Helping families navigate the college search, application, and decision process is tremendously rewarding for me. I enjoy each step of the operation, from identifying colleges to reviewing supplements. The journey, more often than not, is illuminating both for the student and parents in transformative ways that lead to positive growth no matter the outcome.

Campus Bound office: Lexington and Needham

Hobbies/interests: I cherish riding bikes. Any time on two wheels counts as vacation in my book. I also enjoy exploring the world both near and far. Being outside is always a plus, but getting lost in a library isn’t such a bad break, either. Don’t even get me started on food…chances are, if you can eat it, I’m gonna love it (or at least I’ll be willing to try it).