Nancy comes to Prep Academy after 35 years in education, with the last 28 years as the Director of University Counselling at a private school in Vancouver, BC. Nancy has worked with over 2,000 students and parents by helping them to achieve their goals which includes acceptance into top tier post secondary institutions in Canada, United States and Abroad. Nancy holds 4 degrees from Western University (Kinesiology), UBC (B.Ed. & Masters in Ed. Admin) and UC San Diego (College Counseling).

Nancy brings a wealth of experience in post-secondary counseling and over the years, she has established strong connections with university representatives from all over the world. She has been recognized by Stanford University and The University of Chicago as an outstanding educator in the field of post-secondary guidance and in 2021 received the Distinguished Service Award from the International Association for College Admission Counseling. As part of this honour, nominators described Nancy as forward thinking, kind, compassionate and creative.

Nancy’s collaborative approach will provide Prep Academy students with one to one guidance on the university process and can specifically address any or all of the following:

  • Program selection
  • “What’s the Dream?”
  • Post Secondary short list
  • Proofreading writing supplements
  • Interview tips & techniques
  • Application assistance
  • How to Decide?

In her view, there are two main drivers of post secondary counselling: to keep students calm about this process by not getting overwhelmed.  And two, to keep parents informed along the way.

Lia L.

Lia graduated from the Sciences Po Paris & University of British Columbia Dual Degree program (B.A.), majoring in Politics & Government and International Relations. She is currently a student in McGill’s Faculty of Law’s B.C.L./J.D. program.

Throughout her multidisciplinary experience, Lia has gained extensive knowledge in History, Political Science, Philosophy, and English Language. She also previously worked as an Academic Consultant in Vancouver with experience in interview coaching and supporting personal statement writing and experiential skills. Coupled with Lia’s expansive extracurricular involvement in her student experience, she is equipped to provide insight on creating holistic student resumes for competitive school applications.

Further, Lia has tutored students ranging from Pre-K to University levels and is able to quickly build a strong rapport with her students!


Successful companies are only as good as the people who work there, and colleges want to welcome students who will benefit most from their offerings. Through her 20+ year career building successful internship and recruitment programs for some of the world’s largest corporations, Karen knows what college administrators and employers are looking for and how to help students and new hires shine.

Early Career Paths was a result of Karen’s passion for empowering students with the tools to best prepare and market themselves to colleges as well as land desirable post-graduate careers in today’s competitive environment. She supports students by helping them develop the necessary analytical tools to navigate this decision-rich period of their lives. Her students not only work towards finding the right college “match,” but also helps them hone in on their major and subsequent course selections. It’s through this process that her students gain valuable life skills that they will come to rely on again and again as they navigate their college careers and professional lives.

Karen is an active member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the International Educational Consultants Association (IECA). As a committed professional college consultant, she regularly engages the admissions teams at public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

Andrea P.

Whether you’re looking for information regarding University programs or ways to improve your study skills, Andrea’s job is to help her students take the steps that they need today to enhance their academic and professional success.

Concordia University: Bachelor of Arts Specialization in Psychology
McGill University: Master’s degree in Educational Psychology