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Welcome Our New College Consultant Cathy Costa

Cathy Costa joined Educational Advocates this month as a college consultant who will advise high school and transfer students as well as graduate students pursuing MBA and finance graduate programs. Cathy shares the belief that with proactive planning, the college search and application process can be enlightening and even enjoyable for students and families. Her goal is to help each student explore options and find their personal best fit—academically, socially, and financially.  
Before joining Educational Advocates, Cathy was a special projects consultant at the Acera School for gifted and talented students in Winchester, MA.  She was also an independent educational consultant advising students and parents about the college preparation, search, and application process.
Cathy gained an inside perspective on admissions through her role in the Boston College MBA admissions office. Her early career experiences at a top direct marketing agency, a Wall Street investment bank, and a management consulting firm honed her communication, organizational, and industry evaluation skills that translate directly to advising college applicants.  
Cathy earned a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia, and an MBA in Finance from New York University.  She resides in Winchester with her husband and has four sons, including a computer software engineer, an investment banker with a liberal arts degree, a rising college freshman whose major is completely undecided, and a high school runner/soccer player. Cathy can be reached at

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