Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder is an Honors graduate of Harvard with a Master’s degree in Counseling and a Doctorate degree in Higher Education. I've trained with the National Institute of Certified College Planners and the National Career Development Association. I'm the author of The New College Reality: A Career-Focused Approach to Making College Work For You and The Unemployed College Graduate's Survival Guide (both with Simon & Schuster) and the upcoming Undoctrinate: The Problems with Classroom Orthodoxy and the Importance of Teaching our Kids How to Think, Not What to Think (to learn more, visit Experience-wise, I’m a certified K-12 educator who has worked as a college admissions officer, high school English teacher and guidance counselor, college professor and college career counselor. I’ve taught career counseling courses to counseling students at the graduate level, worked as a highly-rated online EssayEdge editor, trained in test preparation with the Princeton Review, and served as an Ivy League alumni interviewer. I speak to public and private schools, statewide counseling associations and other organizations about higher education and the college planning process and I have been a featured presenter with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. I'm also the parent of a recent college graduate and a current undergrad. Currently, I work as the High School Outreach Fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which defends civil liberties on campus. My work has been mentioned by The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, CBS Money Watch, Yahoo! Finance, Parents, Scholastic Magazine, and other media outlets.

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