Jacqueline earned her Masters in General Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University in Long Island. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York and Connecticut and utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach when working with individuals. Dr. Reina is a highly-experienced psychoeducational evaluator with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents and young adults. As Bespoke's Director of Evaluation and Counseling Services, Dr. Reina provides customized psychoeducational evaluations, vocational assessments, educational consulting, and counseling services. Dr. Reina works closely with our tutors to help them customize test-prep and tutoring sessions for our students, and she partners with families and schools to help each individual succeed and reach his or her academic potential. Services offered: - Psychoeducational Testing - Counseling & Therapy Services - Career Counseling & Vocational Assessment - Educational Consultation More Info: Psychoeducational Testing & Therapy
Jenny has evaluated thousands of college applications and helped hundreds of high schoolers and their parents navigate the college application process. She began her admissions career at The University of Chicago, where she served as Assistant Director, coordinated the merit scholarship selection process, and wrote several of the infamous "Uncommon Application" essay questions. After earning an MFA in creative writing, Jenny moved to New York City, where she has been a college counselor at one of the city's most innovative private schools. She has led essay workshops and "essay boot camps" across the Northeast, has traveled to dozens of colleges and universities across the United States, and has worked with students both in the United States and abroad. Jenny has experience counseling students and families in person, by phone, via email and via Skype. Jenny feels that while the college application process requires significant discipline on the part of any student, it's a terrific opportunity for discovery and reflection. She works hard to help students see the "big picture" and seek out environments that will foster their intellectual, emotional, and professional growth.
Jeff has over 20 years of experience as an education professional. He grew up in Huntington, NY and holds a BA from the University of Montana. After college, Jeff spent many years teaching in and working with therapeutic wilderness programs and schools across the US. After receiving his Masters in Education Administration, he continued to work toward his doctorate in Special Education at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Jeff has held positions as a public school English teacher, as Assistant Principal for a special needs school in London, and as a college counselor for several San Francisco public schools. Jeff is currently an application reader and evaluator for UC Berkeley, where he evaluates thousands of college applications every year, and he has worked with dozens of families in the US and abroad to help them find the "best fit" for high school, therapeutic or special needs programs, and college or grad school.
Kirby grew up in Westchester, NY and graduated from Irvington High School. As an undergraduate, Kirby studied Spanish, Psychology, and Sociology/Anthropology at Denison University, graduating magna cum laude. She also took university classes at both the Universidad de Granada and the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Kirby received a Master's Degree in School Counseling with a bilingual extension from Hunter College and is currently a guidance counselor at a high school in Westchester and member of Bespoke's College and Grad School Admissions Consulting team.