She has worked on the inside of college admissions, as well as counseling students and families as they apply, helping them to achieve best possible college outcomes in terms of college choice, financial options, and holistic fit. Initially from Nashville, TN, Dr. Cook completed a Bachelors at Vanderbilt University, followed by a Masters degree from Columbia and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. She spent time in the admissions office at Vanderbilt, her alma mater, reviewing applications and actively recruiting students. Dr. Cook combines this admissions experience with her education and vast counseling experience to better serve families looking to send their college applications to the school which fits best. In a volunteer capacity, she has spent three years serving on the board of the Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling, overseeing the distribution of grant and scholarship funds that help counselors and students, and volunteers with other SACAC programs regularly.