Erin Ogren, the owner of CCCC, is a graduate of UC Berkeley. She earned her certificate in college counseling from UCLA Extension in 2010 and is a periodic speaker at college admission conferences around the country. Her participation in professional organizations and ongoing travel to campuses nationwide keeps Erin abreast of the latest trends in college admissions. Locally, Erin serves as a board member on the Cal Alumni Board and the College Fair planning committee. She has been featured on a variety of admission topics in the Huffington Post, local NBC affiliate KSBY, The Tribune News and in a number of books on college admissions.
Erin understands that each student is unique. Through a rigorous process of query and exchange, she helps students define their goals, bringing structure and clarity to the college admissions process. Empowering students to take responsibility for their college search sets them on the path to independent learning that is essential to the college experience. Our process spares parents from having to consistently prod their students to get the work done. Bringing CCCC aboard will make the college admissions experience both positive and productive for students and parents alike. The results will impact the rest of a student's life.
Laura McClanahan has worked with students at Central Coast College Consultants for over 5 years. Her unique background, including advising at the college level and reviewing admissions applications on behalf of Ivy League universities, allows her to offer important insights to students.
As a graduate of both Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and the University of Pennsylvania, Laura has honed her writing, editing, and counseling skills so that she can help students navigate the college admissions process. She is dedicated to helping students craft their essays and develop their voices, all with the goal of creating compelling admissions applications. Laura understands that each student has particular interests and needs, and she is committed to working with each student to find the right fit for their postsecondary education.
After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Campbell worked with the admissions office where she oversaw the Student Ambassador Program and coordinated prospective student visits in an effort to ease the campus tour experience. She designed presentations and promotional material for information sessions seen by every visitor to the Cal Poly campus and became a valuable part of their organization.
Campbell also worked for the SLO County Behavioral Health Department. While there she coordinated county-wide middle school and high school wellness programs. This experience in both admissions and teen mental health makes Campbell a valuable member of our team. She understands how to assess student strengths and interests while guiding their efforts to identify best fit schools. Campbell is well equipped to walk students through the college admissions process.
Central Coast College Consultants adheres to the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice. Our services strongly support high school counselors. We work closely with them and encourage our students to do the same.