Kelly Queijo, President and Founder of Smart College Consulting, and Smart College Visit.
A Virginia Tech alumna, Kelly held the position of Undergraduate Admissions Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for Virginia Tech from 1993-2000. She is the former Director of i-Recruitment Services for Carnegie Communications and Internet Sales Manager for CollegeNET, both of which provide web-based recruitment and application services to college admissions offices.
In 2010, she launched #CampusChat, a weekly Twitter chat addressing topics relative to the college-bound, the college-going, parents, advisors, and others interested in college admissions and higher ed.
Jill Wells, Consulting Services Director, Smart College Consulting
Prior to joining Smart College Consulting, Jill worked for 20 years in college admissions and recruitment. Most recently Jill served as Recruitment Officer at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for 4 years. She served as the assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Virginia Tech for 8 years, where she evaluated applications and made admissions decisions, conducted informational presentations to individuals and groups about the admissions process, and communicated with prospective students and their families.
Before serving at Virginia Tech, Jill worked on the admissions staff at Shenandoah University. There she began as an admissions recruiter and left as the associate director of admissions. Jill has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech.
Beth Parker has lived overseas in Sydney, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark and Shanghai, China. She has traveled extensively and is currently studying Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. She understands what it is like to live in a different country and struggle to speak a foreign language, as well as what it feels like to experience culture shock.
Beth has taught English as a Second Language for 9 years. Her teaching experience ranges from youth, as young as nine years old, through sophomore-year college students and business people.
She has taught non-native English speakers TOEFL skills, conversational English, academic writing, cultural understanding and topics from creative writing to professionalism and ethics. Beth is TEFL certified by i-to-i Love TEFL, an ODL/QC internationally accredited organization for teaching English abroad.
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