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Jenn Curtis

Jenn is an educational consultant, best selling author, and professional speaker. As owner of FutureWise Consulting for the past decade and a half, she has guided hundreds of high school students from throughout the United States through all aspects of the college admission process. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Honors College at UCLA and her master’s degree in social work from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean’s Scholar. 

Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).

Jenn Curtis

Jenn’s book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World is a best seller and was featured on Katie Couric’s list of the 11 Books Every Parent Should Read for Fall. Book Authority named it one of the Top 100 Best Parenting Books of All Time.

Jenn has been interviewed on a wide variety of television news programs, radio shows, podcasts, and print and digital media including Good Housekeeping magazine and US News & World Report. She also speaks professionally to parent organizations and schools about education, college admission, and parenting.

With her background in mental health treatment and research and experience working with students one-on-one and in group settings, Jenn is adept at assisting all students with identifying their unique skills and individual goals and in helping them to develop their own unique voice as they present themselves to colleges. She has a proven track record of guiding students and their families through uncertain times, with outstanding results. Her passion lies in helping students navigate the transition from high school to college and in empowering them to find the motivation to reach their potential. Jenn regularly attends professional conferences and tours college campuses, and she commits a great deal of time to researching and staying up-to-date on the latest education and college admission trends.

Jenn resides in San Clemente, California with her husband and two children.