Phone: (203) 202-8082

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

Kristin has been an independent educational consultant for over 12 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 in 22 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, is married to Michael White and they are the parents of 3 elementary and pre-school age daughters. She can be reached at

Educational Consultants Since 2005