Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Ellin Richardson, Associate Director of College Counseling

Ellin Richardson is an Associate Director of College Counseling with Campus Bound. Learn more about her in this Staff Spotlight.

Education: BS, Boston University
MEd University of Massachusetts, Boston

 

More about Ellin:

Ellin has over 20 years of experience in public schools working with students who are pursing higher education. At Campus Bound, she works with students in the greater Lexington area, North Shore and Central MA. She also enjoys hosting intial meetings with families who are interested in learning more about Campus Bound.

 

In Her Own Words:

My approach to college counseling:

“College counseling is about building relationships with students and their families. I am passionate about finding schools that are the right fit for each and every student. Making the transition from high school to the world of post-secondary education is exciting and sometimes overwhelming. But with the right support and guidance, it can be a wonderful adventure, and I am honored to be part of that experience. “

 

Things I love most about the process:

“Adolescents are tasked with walking their paths toward independence as they make the transition from teens to young adults.  I have had the privilege of helping thousands of young men and women find schools that are the right fit for them. I love helping students develop well-balanced lists of schools and staying organized throughout this complex process. In particular, brainstorming and editing essays with students is one of my favorite tasks; it’s wonderful to watch their ideas and thoughts morph into beautiful pieces of writing in which they can take great pride!”

 

How I enjoy spending my spare time:

“When I am not working with students, I am happiest when spending time with my family, especially my daughter who is a freshman in college. I love traveling, and some of my favorite destinations have been China, Mexico, Greece, Austria, Scotland and the Abaco Islands. I also love cooking, deep sea fishing, and believe it or not, ziplining!”