Introducing Verified Advisors on StudentAdvisor

By Sam Coren Staff

studentadvisor verified advisor badge largeLet’s face it. Getting advice on the Internet is like shooting in the dark. When it comes to getting good information about college it’s even harder. How do you know the person advising you has relevant expertise on the subject? The StudentAdvisor team knows how difficult this can be, and that’s why we’ve decided to roll out a process for identifying trusted members of the StudentAdvisor community on our site.

What is a Verified Advisor?

A Verified Advisor is an expert on a certain subject pertaining to college life that has had their background reviewed by the StudentAdvisor staff. When you see someone with the green Verified Advisor badge in their StudentAdvisor user profile it means they’ve earned our seal of approval as being a reliable, trusted source of information in our community.

How do I connect with Verified Advisors?

Getting in touch with Verified Advisors is easy!

1. Register for free on StudentAdvisor and fill out your profile.

2. Once you’re logged in click the “Activity” tab in your dashboard and scroll down to see the Popular Advisors section. Once you’ve connected you’ll be able to privately message Advisors with your college related questions.

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3. Check for the green Verified Advisor badge next to a Community Member’s profile and click “Connect”.

Meet Our Newest Verified Advisors

Susan Jones

Susan has 18 years of enrollment experience at Lebanon Valley College, including admissions, financial aid and retention.


Jenny Ruth Binger

Jenny is a Susquehanna University alumna who loves writing, kayaking, working and living in Selinsgrove, Pa. Connect with her for expert advice on college admissions.


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Robin Pendoley

Robin is Co-Founder/CEO of Thinking Beyond Borders, an educational gap year non-profit. He also serves as Co-Director of the USA Gap Year Fairs, helping to promote the broad range of gap year options to students around the US. He earned a B.A. in International Development Studies from UCLA and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Rachel Balows

Rachel is an Admission Counselor at the University of Denver. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and spent four and a half years as the Director of the DU Hillel.

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How to Become a Verified Advisor on StudentAdvisor

Think you know a ton about college? Love helping students? We’re looking for Advisors on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to admissions, financial aid, student activities, study abroad, academics, sports, relationships, parents, health, residence life and more!

To become a Verified Advisor, simply sign up on StudentAdvisor for free and fill out a profile. Once you’ve completed a profile send an email to and let us know what college-related topics you specialize in. Feel free to include any links to articles you’ve written or your LinkedIn profile or résumé if you have one.

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