Catherine Gaston has been working with high school and college students for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego, she received her M.A. in higher education administration from Boston College. She worked in college admissions in California, was an academic adviser at the University of Washington, and has been an independent college consultant since 2011. Catherine thoroughly enjoys working with high school students and their families on what can too often be an overwhelming process. Helping students create their college list, stay organized and on track, and ultimately enter college excited and ready for the “next step” is what she loves to do. She has also volunteered with the CAN (College Access Now) program, Summer Search, and is a member of Pacific Northwest Association of College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) and Higher Education College Consultants Association (HECA). In her free time she loves to spend time with her own three children, work in the yard, and travel, stopping to see the local college wherever she goes.
Lauren loves working with students to find great-fit colleges where they can grow, be challenged, and find and pursue their interests! Prior to starting G2 COLLEGE, Lauren worked with other independent consultants at Collegeology. She also volunteers with juniors and seniors on all aspects of the college process through the non-profit organization, College Access Now (CAN). Through her work with CAN, Lauren received the 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Lauren received a B.S. from UC Berkeley and an M.A. from UCLA. She has a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. Lauren is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Pacific Northwest Association of College Admission Counseling (PNACAC), the Learning Disability Association (LDA), and is a Professional Member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Lauren has experience working with students with learning differences and she serves as the Chair of the Learning Disabilities Committee of IECA. As a parent, Lauren has gone through the process with both her son and daughter – so she knows how hard this student-centered process is on the parents! When not visiting colleges (20-30 annually), or reading about them, Lauren enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling with her husband.