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Meet Jen Nelson. Growing up in suburban Minnesota, Jen made her way to the West Coast when she started college in Santa Cruz, CA. Majoring in English and psychology, Jen spent her early post-college years teaching high school English and drama. Her family moved between the West Coast and New Zealand for several years, so Jen chose to home educate her kids.

Finally landing in Washougal, WA in 2013, Jen found herself ready to launch her second-half-of-life career. With extensive experience teaching essay writing to homeschool groups, as well as a decade of mentoring high school and college students, Jen decided to pursue a career in admissions coaching, receiving her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She currently volunteers with the AVID program at Washougal High School, and is a full-time independent educational consultant. Jen loves working with both traditionally-educated and home-educated students in pursuit of their post-high school hopes and dreams.

In her free time, Jen loves to hike, travel, read, scrapbook, spend time with her teenage sons, and practice yoga.

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