Teresa Theofanos Collins, the founder of Alpha College Admissions Consulting, LLC, works as an independent educational consultant (IEC) in the Richmond, Virginia, area. Teresa also volunteers her time to work with students through the Matchlighters Scholarship program. In 2017, she successfully completed an Independent Educational Consulting Certificate program through the University of California-Irvine, which consisted of 150 hours of evaluated learning. In 2016, she attended the IECA Summer Institute at Swarthmore College, widely considered the premier preparation for new IEC’s.
Teresa is a trained counselor with a Master of Education in Student Affairs, with an emphasis on the college student population, from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech. She worked at the University of Maryland, College Park, as an academic advisor and as a graduate assistant for the department of Residence Life. In addition, she worked as an admissions counselor at Kennesaw State College (now University), near Atlanta, Georgia.
Teresa and her husband have three children: fraternal twin daughters who are college graduates and a son who is currently attending college.