Our Administrative Team

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Founder & President 

Anaya, Niko

 

Niko is from Chicago, IL and an alumnus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. Further, he is an alumnus of Chicago's St. Ignatius College Prep, where he graduated with honors. The year he matriculated to USC was the university's most competitive and lowest acceptance rate in school history.  With a comprehensive understanding and well-rounded knowledge of the college application process, Niko was motivated to create a college counseling services company prioritized on being affordable, accessible, and readily available to any and all students.

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Beenblossom, Michael

General College Counseling Specialist & Lead Essay Operations Assistant

Michael is entering his junior year at the University of Dayton. He is a political science major with a business administration minor. On campus he is a member of the professional business fraternity, Epsilon Nu Tau, and also a member the social fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa. Upon graduation he is strongly considering law school while also thinking about pursuing a career in the field of strategic communication. Michael has sound experience in college counseling and essay ideation advising.

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Cronin, Mackenzie

Director of Communications & Human Resources

Mackenzie Cronin is a junior at Loyola University--Chicago. She is primarily studying Marketing through the Quinlan School of Business and is a member of the Business Honors Program. She is also pursuing a second major in Theology. With her free time she participates in many organizations and clubs on campus including leading retreats, singing at Sunday student masses, and actively volunteering with her sorority Kappa Delta. One of her philanthropic coordinations is with Girl Scouts of the USA; Mackenzie formed a brownie troop at Sacred Heart School! She loves staying organized and helping other people, and says she looks forward to working with our high school students to help them achieve their college application goals!

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Delalande, Bastian

Director of Tech Operations & Web Management

Bastian Delalande is a junior at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, in the Music industry program. He is originally from New York City and was born and raised in the heart of NYC. He says. "I’m passionate about business in the music world as well as it’s crossovers with the creative world. Anything tech catches my eye and that’s my place here at Summer Reach Out!" He has always had a keen interest in Web development and that’s something he often combines with his passion for music. In a world where aesthetics have to be as dynamic as they are functional, Bastian places his work in the heart of that and makes aesthetically functional projects a priority.

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Himes, Adam

Chief of Essay Writing Operations & College Essay Revisions

Adam is currently a junior at the University of Southern California studying International Relations & Global Business. He loves playing sports, spending time with his friends, and reading. Adam can't wait to sit down with you and develop the perfect roadmap to your college acceptance!

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Krage, Devyn

Digital Marketing & Optimization Processes

Devyn Krage is currently a junior at the University of Michigan majoring in Communications. In addition, she is also minoring in entrepreneurship and fulfilling the marketing certificate through the Ross School of Business. As a prior high school student,  she is eager to spread Summer Reach Out’s mission, equipping students with affordable and available counseling nationwide.  Devyn is excited to be apart of the Summer Reach Out Team!

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Digital Marketing & Optimization Processes

Ellie Smith grew up in Chicago Illinois and went to St. Ignatius College Prep. She currently attends Indiana University and is a junior studying in the media school with a major in advertising. She is also minoring in marketing within the Indiana University - Kelley School of Business. Ellie loves demonstrating her creativity and bringing life and energy to the table in all aspects of business.

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