Kathleen Griffin


Founder of American College Strategies, Kathleen has successfully guided thousands of students through the college search and application process. With over 17 years experience as a counselor at schools in the Greater Los Angeles area and an adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University’s graduate counseling program, she holds a special place in her heart for guiding first generation college-bound students. Kathleen has a Bachelor’s degree in education from St. John’s University in New York, trained in UCLA’s College Counseling program and studied for her Masters degree in counseling from Loyola Marymount University. With frequent ongoing travel to colleges across the United States, Kathleen is an incredible resource who loves to share inspirations and actionable insights from the world of college admissions.

Kathleen belongs to these professional organizations:

  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) - associate member
  • Western Association for College Admission Counselors (WACAC)
  • Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)
  • Seattle Area College Consultants (SACC)

Kathleen is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education) and is a life member of Sandpipers, a Southern California philanthropic association.


Lyndsay DeVore

Chief Curriculum Officer

Lyndsay brings unique expertise and vision to the college admissions counseling field. As Executive Producer and Host of our online programs, she guides young people on a journey of empowerment and self-discovery as they shape their education destiny. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts), Lyndsay also holds a Master’s in Curriculum Development from California State University Dominguez Hills. She has extensive teaching expertise at the high school level and as a certified MindGym coach in corporate organizations, she utilizes the latest psychology and behavioral science methods in her creative and engaging classes. Lyndsay teaches individuals and teams how to transform the way they think, feel and behave so they can reach their highest potential.

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