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Carolyn Burger


As a parent of teens, Carolyn understands the college application process. She believes that each student has a unique story to tell and is passionate about helping students reveal their authentic selves to potential schools.

Carolyn grew up in sunny Southern California, was educated on the East Coast, and now makes the Midwest her home. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University as an English and American Literature and Language concentrator, writing her undergraduate thesis on the transformative power of language in Edith Wharton novels. At Harvard, Carolyn captained the Varsity volleyball team. Today, she enjoys advising students on balancing academics and extracurriculars and is knowledgeable about the athletic recruitment process.

Carolyn also works with College Bound Consulting law school applicants. After college, she attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and as a Law Review Editor, honed her critical thinking, writing, and editing skills which she now utilizes to help students as they brainstorm and refine their essays. Carolyn further developed such skills and her collaborative approach to client services through her fourteen years in corporate and employment law practice at prominent Los Angeles firms.

Since moving to Hinsdale, Carolyn has enjoyed volunteering in local schools and spending time with her husband, a Hinsdale native, and three children. An avid baseball fan, you may find Carolyn throwing the ball around with her son or attending Cubs games (though she also remains a loyal L.A. Dodgers fan).

Carolyn Burger

Carolyn got engaged to her husband at author Edith Wharton’s turn-of-the-century historic house (The Mount) in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts; she continues to appreciate history, literature, and architecture and currently lives in a Queen Anne Victorian home.

Carolyn Burger
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