Lynda M. Palermo
Lynda M. Palermo has served as Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid and Director of Graduate Admissions at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; as Vice Dean for Admissions at Reed College in Portland, Oregon; and as a member of the admissions committee at Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts. She has also worked as an English teacher and college counselor at an independent preparatory school, and as a writer and editor. She has counseled students and families as an independent college counselor since 2001. Lynda received a bachelorís degree in English with great distinction from Mount Holyoke College and a masterís degree in education from Harvard University. She is the mother of two children, both of whom successfully survived the college admissions process.