First Choice                   College Counseling

Navigation

Photo of Michele Sweeney

Michele Sweeney

Principal

Michele has been a Montgomery NJ resident for nearly 20 years and has been intimately involved in the community and school district. Her focus is on liberal arts students. She is passionate about helping students achieve their potential as they reach adulthood.

  • MBA - University of San Francisco (CA)
  • BA in Psychology, minor in History; Wheaton College (MA)
  • Attended Wesleyan College (CT) as visiting student
  • IECA Summer Training Institute
  • Photo of Bruce Epstein

    Bruce Epstein

    Principal

    Bruce was raised in New Jersey and has lived here most of his life. He is a self-taught programmer and has been a software engineer and technical manager for over 30 years. His focus is on STEM students and sports recruiting.

  • BS in Aeronautical Engineering, minor in Economics; MIT (MA);
  • Attended University of Pennsylvania (PA) as visiting student
  • MIT Educational Council (2009 - 2015)
  • Photo of Ji Chen

    Ji "JC" Chen

    Founder - Harkness Education

    JC is fluent in both Mandarin and English, has studied in the US, and has worked for the Associated Press. Her specialty is placing Chinese students in US boarding schools for grades 9 through 12 (see site in Mandarin). In partnership with First Choice, JC also places Chinese students (from both China and US high schools) in US colleges and universities.

  • MBA - Columbia University (NY) in partnership with Hong Kong University
  • BA in Literature, Social Work, and Economics; Fudan University (Shanghai)
  • Photo of Amogha Tadimety

    Amogha Tadimety

    Advisor

    Amogha is currently a PhD candidate in BioEngineering at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering. In addition to summers spent performing research at Oxford University and at Harvard's Wyss Institute, she has also worked as a Financial Services Consultant at Novantas in NYC. She has a passion for advising students as they explore the possibilities for their preparatory, undergraduate, and graduate educations.

  • PhD Candidate in Bioengineering - Dartmouth College (NH)
  • BSE in Chemical and Biological Engineering - Princeton University (NJ)
  • HS - The Lawrenceville School (NJ)
  • Photo of Stefan Epstein

    Stefan Epstein, M.D.

    Advisor Emeritus

    Dr. Epstein is a retired Pathologist with many years experience in lab chemistry. He advises undergraduate students applying to medical school as well as med students applying to internships and fellowships. He also has expertise in college recruiting for baseball and crew.

  • MD - University of Buffalo (NY)
  • BS - Columbia University (NY)