Rebecca is a lifelong Connecticut resident and was born and raised in Middletown, CT. She spent her time in high school focused on academics and volleyball. After graduation, Rebecca attended her dream school: The University of New Haven. She graduated with honors, receiving her degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on victim services administration. Later in life, Rebecca also pursued her other passion for baking and received a degree in baking and pastry and food service administration. Her true passion is working with people, especially kids, which led her to her position here at ACP. She currently resides with her husband in Middlefield, CT.
Best Part of the Job
“The best part of the job is building such close bonds with the students and their families. We have the opportunity to be a resource for them to rely on during an incredibly stressful period of time in their life. We have the chance to watch them mature throughout the whole process and it’s truly rewarding to watch them celebrate as they get accepted into college.”
Biggest Challenge Students Face
“Life for a teenager can be challenging in many ways. It can be incredibly overwhelming trying to balance school, their social lives, family and the whole college selection process. The thought of picking the perfect school and what they plan to major in is terrifying. Although we can’t alleviate all of their stresses, we certainly work to help our students become organized and set clear goals to help them succeed in college and in life.”
Advice to Students and Parents
“Start researching as early as possible. The college application process can be overwhelming and students shouldn’t wait until senior year to start. Starting essays and applications early and not procrastinating will ensure a more smooth application process and will help ensure the student is meeting all application deadlines. The ultimate goal for students is to find the college that is the best fit for them, where they will feel the most at home. Campus tours are one of the best ways for the student to get a feel for the school and find that right fit. Always remember; students’ desires, dreams and goals for the future are constantly changing and that is perfectly okay”