Who We Are

Lisa Montgomery, Chairman

Lisa has over 30 years of experience in the college counseling and admissions fields, and has guided thousands of students towards achieving their personal and academic goals. She has directed the College Counseling departments at some of the most prestigious independent day schools in the United States and at the American School in London, and has also worked as an admissions officer at the University of Chicago. Lisa is frequently called upon to share her expertise in the college admissions process at conferences in the U.S. and Europe, including ones sponsored by the College Board, the National Association of College Admissions Counsellors, Oxford University, and the Independent Schools Careers Organization. Lisa has also spoken on the topic of “Writing the College Essay” on U.S. National Public Radio. Lisa received her A.B. in Religion from the University of Chicago.

Kristin Dreazen, Senior Consultant

With more than twenty-five years in admissions and college counseling, Kristin brings a wealth of experience to Edvice. She has worked in admissions for Albion College (MI), Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) and New York University. At NYU, Kristin was on the International Admissions team where she was responsible for recruiting students to the Freshman Year in Florence (now the Global Liberal Studies Program). In 2004, she joined the college counseling department at The American School in London (ASL), under the direction of Lisa Montgomery. After nine years at ASL, she rejoined Lisa as a member of the Edvice counseling team. Kristin is a Past President of the International Association for College Admissions Counselling, a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counselling, and is a frequent presenter at their annual conferences. Kristin is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.A. in History.