Jennifer Hendricks  M.F.A.

College and University Counselor

Jen is a lifelong educator who joined Prep School and College Search in 2016. A former middle and high school English teacher and class advisor for over 20 years, she loves helping students and families with all aspects of the college planning process. Jen knows the value of strong communication skills. As a writer and teacher, she has experience and special expertise in the college essay.

A Connecticut native, Jen and her family recently moved back to the U.S. after living in London where she advised International Baccalaureate students on applying to universities in both the United Kingdom and the United States. As the mother of three teenagers, she has personally experienced the joys and challenges of navigating the world of school choice. She currently lives in Austin, Texas and travels to London, New York, and Connecticut regularly. Her hobbies include sports, travel, reading, and cooking.


Independent Educational Consultants Association (I.E.C.A). – Student Member

State of Connecticut Board of Education

Certification, Professional Educator, English, Grades 7-12


University of California Irvine, Division of Continuing Education

                Certificate Program in Independent Educational Advising — currently enrolled

  • Courses completed include “Introduction to Educational Consulting” and “American College Consulting for the International Student” and “Navigating the Financial Aid Network”

Southern Connecticut State University (1997-1999), Hamden, CT

Educational Leadership

  • Coursework included “Organizational Development,” “Educational Psychology,” “Leadership Development,” and “Supervision and Staff Development”

Alfred University, Alfred, New York (1993)

Education courses and student teaching

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

M.F.A., Creative Writing, 1992

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

B.A., Liberal Arts, 1987

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Graduate, 1983

Jen has worked with students from schools including:

United Kingdom: Dwight School London, London, United Kingdom, Haringey School, Finsbury Park, London, St. Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington, London

USA: Johns Hopkins CTY Program, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT, A.I.T.E., Stamford, CT, New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH, The Stanwich School, Greenwich, CT