As acceptance rates plummet, and scholarships are more competitive than ever, College Quo works behind the scenes for YOU.
We've helped many students to secure acceptances and huge scholarships to universities around the world — just like Zaria, pictured here, who received a full-ride scholarship worth USD $84,000 per year to attend Harvard.
With the right guidance from College Quo, Zaria was able to frame her application for success in the competitive admissions climate of today. As a test-optional, international student applying for financial aid, with our help Zaria was a part of the 3% admitted to Harvard's class of 2026.
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MEET OUR TEAM!
Meet Rebecca Lampert. Rebecca is an Assistant College Advisor and Academic Advisor at College Quo. She's currently a sophomore at Barry University where she majors in psychology, specializing in child and adolescent behavior. She's also a full-ride Stamps Scholarship recipient, and a member of the Honor Society. She has a passion for helping others achieve the best in everything that they do. Rebecca is so excited to be a part of the College Quo team and help students achieve their goals! In her free time, Rebecca loves baking for her friends and family, traveling, and pursuing photography.
Meet Elena Hammann. Elena is an SAT Math tutor at College Quo. She graduated in 2021 from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Mathematics. Previously she has worked as a mechanical and design engineer, and is currently working under a Fulbright grant as an English Teaching Assistant at a university in Colombia, South America. Elena loves to hike, run, read, play music, play volleyball, take care of her plants, and cook and eat all things vegetarian and vegan. She is very excited to be a math tutor for College Quo!
Meet Amanda Rickman. Amanda is the Founder and Chief 'College Match Maker' at College Quo. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 2020 with a B.A in Anthropology and History. Amanda brings her intricate knowledge of the college admissions process, as well as her passions for writing, researching, and working with students. She is known for her 'realness' (she will tell it as is), her effectiveness in helping students to shine in their essays, and creating a personal connection with the students and parents who make up our College Quo family. During her time at Bowdoin, Amanda worked as a Senior Interviewer in Bowdoin Admissions, and as a Peer-Advisor in Bowdoin Career Planning. She also traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to work at Vietnam's Friendship village, and studied abroad in Barcelona where she solo-traveled around Europe. Now, Amanda is in Jamaica full time, and uses her passions and experiences to help students secure acceptances, scholarships, and have a better understanding of their future goals.
Meet Zoe Alberga. Zoe is an SAT Math tutor at College Quo. She is currently a student at Vassar College, where she hopes to pursue a degree in Computer Science or Mathematics (She loves numbers!). Outside of academics, Zoe enjoys cooking, playing squash and watching Doctor Who. Zoe has been tutoring Math for nearly two years at a 6th form, and at college prep level. She brings her caring and positive attitude to the College Quo team to ensure a fun and productive learning environment. Our students are bound to thrive under Zoe's expertise!
Meet Calvin Wright. Calvin is an SAT English tutor and Assistant College Advisor at College Quo. He graduated from Lafayette College, where he was a Lafayette-Jamaica Scholar. At Lafayette, he majored in Economics and French with Certificates in Financial Policy and Analysis. He was previously Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Haas School of Business at the University of California - Berkeley, and is currently pursuing a PhD at USC. He's a big fan of the verbal sections of standardized tests and received a near-perfect score in the SAT Verbal & Writing sections when he took it a few years ago. Besides being a self-defined "vocab junkie", he enjoys traveling, learning and speaking new languages, and making music. Calvin is ready and excited to help you get your dream score, and into your dream school!
Meet Elly Veloria. Elly is an Assistant College Advisor at College Quo, who majored in Anthropology and Africana Studies and graduated from Bowdoin College with honors. As an undergraduate, she worked at the Center for Career Exploration and Development, as a THRIVE mentor, and as a Residential Assistant. After working at a private family foundation for one year, she is currently completing a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Colombia. In her free time, she enjoys watching television, reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors. She believes that everyone has a unique story to tell, and looks forward to helping you discover yours!
Meet Jordan-Leigh Wyatt. Jordan is an Assistant College Advisor and Academic Advisor at College Quo. She is a passionate educator with a decade of experience working in Higher Education Administration, College and Career Advising, and Leadership Development. She received her Bachelor's in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Public Relations and Master's in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University (FIU). Upon returning to Jamaica in 2016, she had the privilege of Coordinating the Leadership Development Program at her alma mater, St. Andrew High School for Girls, as well as building out the college and career counseling program as the Director of the Center for Career Advancement, Leadership, and Scholarships (CALS), the college counseling center at SAHS. In December 2020, Jordan-Leigh founded Leadership Lab Jamaica to serve under-resourced students. Jordan has also been a committed dancer for most of her life and is a senior member of the Company Dance Theatre. She is also deeply rooted in her faith. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is excited to help College Quo students receive the best opportunities available.
Meet Morghan Phillips. Morghan is an SAT English tutor at College Quo. Morghan attended Duke University, where she majored in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in French and a certificate in Human Rights. Morghan graduated from Duke in May 2018 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the United States' oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. After graduating, Morghan spent time working as an English teaching assistant in Martinique and as a human rights researcher and advocate here in Jamaica. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Development Studies at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies. When she’s not studying, Morghan enjoys doing yoga, dancing and going to the beach as much as possible.
Meet Kwame Gayle. Kwame is an Assistant College Advisor and international educator who inspires his students to become globally-minded scholars through direct mentorship and support as they navigate the application process. Kwame holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a concentration in African Studies from Macalester College, a master's degree in International Training and Education from American University and an education specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Secondary Education from Worcester State University. He has taught English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, was a Princeton in Africa fellow teaching at Maru a Pula School in Gaborone, Botswana and was the American University Graduate Service Learning Fellow, teaching pre-college students in Myanmar. After completing his master's degree, Kwame was an assistant director of admission at St. Mark's School, a private boarding school in Massachusetts. Often described as a jovial and positive individual who brings a ray of light into any room he enters, Kwame loves traveling, the performing arts, and eating good food.