Phone: (203) 202-8082

Kristin M. White is the Founder and Director of Darien Academic Advisors, LLC, and works closely with students and families on the college and school admissions processes.

Kristin has been an independent educational consultant for 14 years and has worked with hundreds of families.  She enjoys working through the admissions process with students while helping them to explore the variety of school and college options. While half of her clients are local, she has worked with students from 23 different countries.

 She is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and the New England Association of College Admissions Counselors. Kristin visits many colleges and boarding schools each year and regularly attends professional development meetings and conferences.  She is a frequent presenter at libraries, PTA meetings, and educational conferences.

Kristin is the author of  It’s the Student, Not the College: The Secrets of Succeeding at Any School Without Going Broke or Crazy  published by The Experiment in 2015, and The Complete Guide to the Gap Year published by Jossey Bass in 2009.

She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  Kristin lives in Darien, CT, and is a parent to three school-aged daughters. She can be reached at

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