About Us

Kristin White

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Kristin White…

is the founder and director of Darien Academic Advisors LLC, and works closely with students and parents on the college and school admissions process.

Kristin has been an independent educational consultant for 16 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.

Kristin writes about all things education related. She is currently working on the second edition of “The Complete Guide to the Gap Year”.  She is also the author of “It’s the Student, Not the College: The Secrets of Succeeding at Any School Without Going Broke or Crazy”

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.

Kristin is a graduate of Georgetown University and has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  She can be reached at kwhite@darienacademicadvisors.com.