On Wednesday, July 13, NSHSS partner universities joined our members to share information about their college program offerings on the NSHSS University Panel. The universities represented were:
Columbia University, Pre-College Programs
University of California, Berkeley - Summer Sessions
NSHSS members and parents had the opportunity to ask their questions of each institution during the Q&A at the end of the session. Watch the recording of the event below!
Anita Weiss is the Assistant Director of Recruitment for Pre-College Programs at Columbia University. She has also served as an admissions officer for Columbia’s pre-college programs and as a mentor for prior Immersion students participating in Columbia’s Ambassadorship. She has run a private college consultation service specializing in teaching students how to write college application essays for nearly 15 years. Before joining Columbia, she was also an appellate attorney.
Eden Nasher (he/him) serves as the Program Coordinator for the Pre-College Scholars program with its four different tracks (virtual, residential, non-credit and commuter) under UC Berkeley's Summer Sessions and University Extension collectively known as SSALLEX. He manages the lifecycle of each incoming student starting with admissions and recruitment all the way to program completion. In addition to supporting students, Eden works with parents, legal guardians, and high school/private counselors to help address any questions or concerns. Professionally, Eden lived and worked with youth in different parts of the world including Yemen, Egypt, Southern California, and the Bay Area. He holds a BA in anthropology from the American University in Cairo and an MA in higher education leadership studies from the University of San Diego, which he attended as a Fulbright scholar. He is specifically passionate about access and working with students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, as well as first generation students.
Josh Morrison is the Chief Student Journey Office for NewU University. He holds a Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University, and has over 20 years experience in academic advising, admissions, and student services. Josh is an award-winning advisor, college instructor, and has published and presented on a variety of topics related to higher education, student success, and faculty governance.