Rebecca Putter, Executive Director
As the valedictorian of my high school class, I earned a near perfect GPA both while studying politics at NYU and later when earning a master’s degree in higher education administration from UT Austin. I'll admit it -- I'm a self-proclaimed nerd and have been lucky enough to have had positive school experiences. As a college counselor, I strive to share that same joy with students and instill self-confidence along the way.
After getting my start in education by working as a private academic coach and high school admissions counselor for students in New York City, I moved to Austin in 2010 to launch a satellite branch of a tutoring company in Texas. I then spent two years as a pre-law advisor and career coach with UT Austin’s Liberal Arts Career Services Office before joining Collegewise, the nation's largest college counseling organization in 2014. I launched the Austin Collegewise branch and have been helping high school students of all GPAs and test scores find and get into the colleges of their dreams ever since.
Though I'm physically located in Austin, I work with students from all over the country and I'm not just a UT expert. While my students are accepted to UT Austin at five times the national admit rate, they also receive acceptances from universities all over the country! My students have recently been admitted to Cornell, The University of Virginia, Barnard, NYU, Rice, and Texas A&M.
I'm also a dedicated gluten-free pescatarian. When I'm not advising students or looking for new combinations of fish and vegetables to eat, I enjoy teaching yoga, hiking with my pup and husband, and soaking up Austin’s abundant selection of live music.
Education & Experience
Summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa graduate, NYU
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, UT Austin
Former Pre-Law Advisor and Career Coach, UT Austin
Extensive experience with learning differences; former executive functioning coach
10 + years of college advising experience