Jessie's Blog

Let's talk about how we can flip the admissions panic upside down and turn it into purpose.

Do you agree it's time?


The best place to start is to share our stories first, lay the groundwork, show that it's okay to real, truthful, and even vulnerable.  I do that right here on my blog. Let’s connect.


I am curious about the intersection of neuroscience, cognition, education, psychology and spirituality. Here you will find posts on how to flip the panic upside down and turn it into purpose.


What do parents and students have to say about working with our team here at CompassU? And, where are they headed off to college?


Every student is unique and has a story to tell — but getting that story out can be a tall order. But if we are to build an authentic application—and a life—based on purpose, there’s no better place to start than with that story.


There’s a lot to this process so here you will find basic information on financial aid, timelines and testing. Keep breathing!


I am of the mindset that you are what you read. Here are some books, (podcasts, TEDtalks, and links, too) that I love.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

– Joseph Campbell

Senior year is not just about finding the perfect place to spend the next year. It’s about developing as a person and finding out who you are, what you like and dislike, and what you stand for so that you can launch into freshman year as a mindful person regardless of where you are.

Jessie helped me find my ideal college, and she helped me look for the answer to the questions, “Who am I and where is my place in this world?" The college admissions process does not have to be filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Jessie creates an opportunity to go through senior year with confidence and anticipation.

— Brianna, student