I have a Specialization in Fundamentals of College Counseling from The University of California Los Angeles, UCLA Extension
*PhD in Psychology, and a
*Graduate certificate in Adolescents Integral Health
*Training in education in STEM fields.
I have also worked as government official, adjunct professor, and a college counselor.
I have benefited from around 10 merit-based scholarships including the Fulbright, and others sponsored by organizations in USA, Brazil and Chile.
I have had the privilege of authoring and coauthoring around 8 articles published in peer reviewed journals and magazines.
When I am not working, I enjoy photography and bicycling with my husband, son and dog in Minnesota or the Dominican Republic.
A.J. Kognos Consulting
A.J. Kognos is an initiative born from my interest in students' professional development.
For years I helped students with parts of their school and scholarship applications. Now I am aiming at systematizing these efforts based on guidelines and ethical procedures established by National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC).
I believe that students should not wait until their senior year to start thinking about college. Reaching out early will save you lots of trouble later in the process!