Independent Educational Consultant in San Mateo, CA

Krissy Mourton

Independent Educational Consultant

What do I enjoy most about being a college consultant?
Helping students through the process of understanding who they are and how that pertains to finding a college that fits; getting to know the uniqueness of each student is so fun for me.

Credentials

    • M.S., cum laude, School Counseling, San Francisco State University
    • California Credential in School Counseling
    • BA, Psychology, San Diego State University

Professional Experience

    • School Counselor for several California schools
    • School Counselor for the federally granted program GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)
    • School Site Council Member & Chair

Krissy has been committed to facilitating students’ personal and academic growth for over 20 years. With a strong background in school counseling, she has worked with all ages but focuses in particular on working with students in the college admissions process. Krissy subscribes to a student-centered approach where helping her students find the best-fit college through self-exploration and assessment is paramount. She uses her counseling expertise to get to know her students personally, shepherding them through what could otherwise be a confusing process, while coaching them in their organizational skills. Her students benefit from her genuine, warm, and relatable demeanor. She firmly believes there is a place for every student where they will flourish, and she counts it a privilege to guide them into life’s next adventure.

Having lived in unique places like Guam and Hawaii, and now the San Francisco area, with her husband and two boys, Krissy has a special appreciation for cultural diversity and differences.

If you could be a candy bar, what would you be, and why? Artisan-Crafted Dark Chocolate Bar Finely crafted in small batches focusing on the quality of each individual bar.

Krissy truly helped make the whole experience stress free for us as a family; she encouraged my son to set deadlines in order to stay on track, and checked in with him regularly to make sure all was going well, she also provided him with a wealth of information about private/public universities, community colleges, and scholarships, and provided sound advice on essay writing and filling out application forms. When the time finally came to submit his applications, my son was well prepared and confident in his choices.