WHO WE ARE
Find A Fit For You
The goal is simple: find the right college fit through free application assistance.
Unfortunately, over 80% of Americans currently believe that the college admissions process is unfair. We hope to change that statistic by closing the gap in admissions inequality. We prioritize you, the student, through a unique method of college consulting.
1. Listen before advising
We seek to understand the needs and desires of students through an initial consultation. We match current high-schoolers with college undergrads who have recently and successfully completed the application process
2. Advise by informing
Naturally, we put the student at the center of our services. We provide relevant, transparent information to the students so that they can make the best decision for themselves
3. Assist through authenticity
We provide general consulting, essay assistance, resume review, test prep and more. We feel it is paramount to our mission that the students’ work is original and that they present an authentic version of themselves
1. Have a strong desire to attend college
The demand for college is higher than ever before. Thus, CollegeFit aims to help students who demonstrate a desire to apply, yet lack assistance in their application. The majority of our students are nominated through a third party: a teacher, friend, parent, etc. If you know someone who would benefit from our resources, fill out an interest form. If you would like to apply yourself, click here
2. Have little to no aid in the application process
Our target students are those that suffer from unequal access to application resources. Demonstrating financial need, our students receive application guidance completely free of charge
Creating a Social Change...
CollegeFit began as a simple idea: make finding the right college fit easier for every student. The summer after her freshman year of college, President and Founder Tara Nored applied for the Changemaker Catalyst Award at Tulane University's Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. This grant funds initiatives related to social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Because of this grant, CollegeFit was able to start a social media campaign, create a website, and file for non-profit status. Now that the new school year has started, we have elected our 2019-2020 board! See below for our bios, and check out the Taylor Blog for more information about how this award has impacted CollegeFit and changed lives. We can't wait to see what this year brings!
Ellie Rokicki: President
Ellie is extremely excited to be taking on the role of CollegeFit President for the 2021-2022 year and is committed to the organization’s motto of “Fit over Figures.” She has previously served as a mentor as well as CollegeFit Treasurer and has seen firsthand how insight, support, and mentorship can contribute to the goal of closing the college admissions equity gap. During her involvement Ellie has enjoyed working closely with CollegeFit founder Tara Nored, the Executive Board, and her fellow volunteers to help mentees manage the application process and achieve their admission goals.
Originally from Cranford, New Jersey, Ellie is a junior at Tulane University majoring in Public Health and Neuroscience. As the President of CollegeFit, she oversees all operations.
Alexa Doyle, Community Outreach Chair:
As Community Outreach Chair, Alexa works to cultivate strong and lasting relationships between CollegeFit and surrounding high schools and organizations. Originally from Westchester, NY, Alexa is a freshman studying Finance and Art History. Along with being Community Outreach Chair, Alexa is an intern at the Rivers Institute and a member of Tulane’s Tower and Crescent.
Maddie Lewis, Secretary:
As Secretary, Maddie keeps records of all matters related to CollegeFit, dispatches notices of meetings to all members, and records member attendance. Originally from Pasadena, California, Maddie is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Public Health. On campus, she is involved in Greek life, the Newcomb Big/Little mentorship program, and the USG Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Committee.
Ifeoma Osakwe, Treasurer:
As Treasurer, Ifeoma ensures CollegeFit is following the financial policy of the organization and Tulane University by developing an annual budget and monitoring it throughout the year. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Ifeoma is a first-year student with an Undecided Sciences major on the Pre-Med Track. On Tulane University’s campus, she is a member of the Newcomb Scholars Class of 2025 cohort and is also involved in the Black Student Union and the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s Global Ambassadors Program.
Anika Bekkem, Mentorship Chair:
As Mentorship Chair, Anika acts as a liaison between mentors and the general board. She regularly checks-in with all mentor and mentee pairs, facilitates the mentor matching process, and complies bi-annual mentorship status reports. Originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, Anika is a current sophomore at Tulane University majoring in Neuroscience on a Pre-med track. She is also involved in Tulane University Neuroscience Association and Women in Science.
Savannah Boyd, Public Relations Chair:
As PR chair, Savannah promotes CollegeFit by managing our Instagram as well as our website. Originally from Houston, TX, Savannah is a junior at Tulane University majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Sociology on a pre-health track. On campus, she is involved in the Newcomb Big/Little mentorship program and is a service-learning assistant with the Center for Public Service.