Welcome to College Seekers!
My name is Laura Kazan and I am the founder of College Seekers, a community based organization with a mission to help students find colleges based on personal fit and finances. I hold a post graduate certificate in College Admission Counseling from the University of California, Riverside, and have over 20 years of experience in education.
I started teaching English as a foreign language in 1996 and developed the youth and teen programs for the English Centre in Istanbul, Turkey. Upon my return to the United States, I branched into technology and math education then began working on my PhD in education with a specialization in higher education administration and research. My research focused on access to postsecondary education and social networks. Before turning to college counseling, I was a university institutional researcher where I worked directly with admissions, financial aid, and accreditation.