Lisa Montgomery

Lisa has over 25 years of experience in the college counseling and admissions fields, and has guided thousands of students towards achieving their personal and academic goals. She has directed the College Counseling departments at some of the most prestigious independent day schools in the United States and at the American School in London, and has also worked as an admissions officer at the University of Chicago. Lisa is frequently called upon to share her expertise in the college admissions process at conferences in the U.S. and Europe, including ones sponsored by the College Board, the National Association of College Admissions Counsellors, Oxford University, and the Independent Schools Careers Organization. Lisa has also spoken on the topic of “Writing the College Essay” on U.S. National Public Radio. Lisa received her B.A. in Religion from the University of Chicago.

William Straughn
Senior Counselor

Will Straughn joined Edvice in 2010.Will comes to Edvice after an extensive and varied career at Boston University. For his last twelve years, he has led the University’s efforts to recruit talented international students to Boston, and to engage alumni, parents and friends. Most recently, Will was the Senior International Development Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, securing two of the largest gifts in the University’s history. Prior to this, he was Director of the BU Liaison Office in London for eight years where he was regularly called upon to give presentations to secondary schools in the UK and Europe on the US admissions process. Will has also been invited by Fulbright Commissions in the UK and Europe to discuss both undergraduate and graduate admissions in the US. He earned his MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and International Marketing from Boston University and BS from Northeastern University.

Kristin Dreazen
Senior Counselor

With nearly twenty years in admissions and college counseling, Kristin brings a wealth of experience to Edvice. She has worked in admissions for Albion College (MI), Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) and New York University. At NYU, Kristin was on the International Admissions team where she was responsible for recruiting students to Global Liberal Studies Program. In 2004, she joined the college counseling department at The American School in London (ASL), under the direction of Lisa Montgomery. Kristin is a member of the Overseas Association for College Admissions Counseling, where she sits on the Executive Board and is a frequent presenter at their annual conference. She is also an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Kristin is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a BA in History. After nine years at ASL, she rejoined Lisa as a member of the Edvice counseling team.