Vilma Barbosa-Wolfe received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and a Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance from The University of Texas at Brownsville (now The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley). She is a first-generation Latina and a product of local higher education. She joined the Counseling Department at Saint Joseph Academy in 2013.
As a college counselor, Vilma works with juniors and seniors to prepare, guide, and support them through the college application process. Her approach is simple- treat every student with the same respect, commitment, and dedication to providing the necessary information to make educated decisions. Her goal is to help them understand the complex college application process, the career choices that match their interests/abilities, and ultimately, assist them in making their choice in finding a “best fit” college since that is where hopefully they will spend the next four to six years of their educational life.
Vilma was born in Brownsville, Texas, but spent her formative years in Mexico. She has been married to Jason Wolfe for over 25 years. They have two children, Tatiana and Daniel, with a post-secondary education from The University of Texas - McCombs School of Business. Besides spending time with family and friends, Vilma enjoys traveling, skiing and gardening.
The NSHSS College Counselor Service Award has been created to honor hardworking counselors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. These awardees are steadfast advocates for their students, are peer role models, and demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in education. Any high school counselor has the opportunity to apply.