Carma Van Allen Student Success Team | MedSchoolCoach

Carma Van Allen Student Success Team

Carma Van Allen, MedSchoolCoach, Student Success Team
Student Success Manager

Coach's bio

Originally hailing from southeastern Massachusetts, Carma completed her BA degree in Sociology at Brown University and her Master’s in Higher Education Administration at the University of Michigan. Carma’s previous professional experience includes undergraduate academic advising, and working in various non-profit organizations with a focus on counseling, mentoring, and supporting students throughout their academic journeys. She has a particular interest in issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education. In her role as Student Success Manager at MedSchoolCoach, Carma works extensively with our MCAT and college advising students, as well as their parents, to ensure a smooth journey throughout the tutoring and advising process.

Outside of work, Carma enjoys exercising, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family. She currently lives in South Orange, New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and two cats.

Student Reviews

I was actually hesitant when I first used MedSchoolCoach; it was a lot of money and I wasn't sure how much help I really needed. I am so glad that I ended up using their services! My advisor (Audrey Jordan) was phenomenal and helped me navigate the shipwreck that is medical school admissions even in the most challenging of times. The advice, edits, and support that I received though med school coach undoubtedly aided in my success to attend my top choice allopathic program in the fall.

Education

Undergraduate:
Brown University
Graduate:
University of Michigan - Master's in Education

Fun Fact

Carma has been to the top of the tallest building in the world!

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