About Casey Jones: Graduate School Admission Counselor & STEM Tutor
Casey has 8+ years of experience counseling undergraduates as they apply to Masters and PhD programs. Her favorite aspect of this work is assisting students as they uncover research programs that will help them reach their career goals in academia, healthcare, business, industry, or government positions. Casey also has extensive experience helping students craft their unique personal statements to highlight their unique background and explain their fit at the programs of their choice.
Casey has 22+ years of tutoring experience and 8+ years of experience teaching college students. She is particularly adept at helping high school and college students overcome barriers to their success in science and math. Casey has a strong track record of boosting her student’s confidence and grades by fostering skills of resilience, growth mindset, and developing connections between subjects.
Casey received her B.A. in Chemistry at Reed College then went on to earn a PhD in Chemistry at Princeton University. After a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University, Casey served as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Lewis & Clark College for 8 years. In this position she specialized in teaching Organic Chemistry and advising undergraduates from undecided first-year students through to seniors applying to graduate school.
Summary of Background:
- 8+ years graduate advising for undergraduate students
- Mentored 100+ undergraduate advisees in the development of 4-year college plans, graduate and career planning
- Helped students attend top graduate programs including Cornell, Columbia, University of Washington at Seattle, UC-San Francisco, UC-Davis, UCLA, Yale, Northeastern, University of Oregon, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Minnesota, Washington State University, and University of Michigan
- Strong track record of successful letters of recommendation (100% of students were admitted to a graduate program – some after a productive gap year)
- Taught 1000+ college students since 2013 (6.6/7 professor ratings from anonymous teaching evaluations)
- Decoded information about the college process and graduate admissions, especially for first-generation college students and underrepresented groups
- Member of the National Tutoring Association, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and the American Chemical Society