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ABOUT ME

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Jessica Azout, Founder and Head Counselor 

Hi, I am Jessica and I live in Miami, Florida. I graduated from Tufts University in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Art History. Immediately after, I completed a Master's in Social Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University in August 2000. Upon finishing my degree I moved to Bogota, Colombia, and became an active volunteer at Fundación Oportunidad and Hogar Nueva Granada where I had the opportunity to work with children with learning differences and ensure they received the proper therapy and emotional support.

 

After receiving a certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from UC Irvine in 2014,

I founded my own company, JumpStart Your Future, with the mission of guiding students and their families through a stress-free college application process. I am committed to empowering students to be the best version of themselves in high school, college, and beyond.

 

Through my involvement with students, I apply my skills as an Associate Academic Life Coach to help them develop positive life skills, increase self-awareness, and cultivate emotional intelligence to become proactive and self-motivated students. 

 

I prioritize visiting colleges, meeting with admission reps, and attending annual conferences, and I am also a member of four well-known national organizations - IECA, HECA, SACAC, and IACAC.

 

In the one-on-one meetings with students and families, I strive to understand and relate with proven methods and experience as a college advisor, bringing families the best in individualized college counseling services, by answering all their questions while providing ongoing guidance, tools, and support.

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Rachelle Krygier, Counselor 

Hi, I’m Rachellea counselor based in Miami. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science from New York University. Recently, I earned my College Counseling Certificate from UC San Diego and became an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. My background in journalism, including my work at the BBC and The Washington Post, has equipped me with strong research and writing skills, which enrich my approach as a college counselor.

My mission is to offer personalized guidance that simplifies the college application process. I help students and their families make informed decisions tailored to their specific needs. Fluent in both Spanish and English, I collaborate closely with experienced consultant Jessica Azout at Jumpstart Your Future to provide a nurturing and stress-free journey toward higher education.

“Faced with a vastness of possibilities and such a time-consuming process, Jessica's orientation was crucial for us. Thanks to her experience and knowledge, she helped our son to focus his objectives, see the way forward, act in time, prioritize, and, ultimately, achieve his goals. In addition, with her excellent attitude and professionalism, she motivated him to believe in himself and aim high. She conveyed to us and to him the confidence and security we needed to carry out the process with great success.”

Parent of student at Pomona College

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