Meet Tara O'Malley, founder of Collegiate Road Counseling. Ms. O'Malley was born in New York, NY, and grew up in Northern NJ. She earned her BS in Marketing from Lehigh University with minors in History and Communications. She then spent twelve years in the fashion industry, working between New York, Milan, Paris and Los Angeles before retiring to start a family.
More recently Ms. O'Malley completed her graduate coursework for her Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, where she was the 2017 recipient of the Ingrid Skulstad Williams award. Upon relocating from Southern California back to the East Coast, Ms. O’Malley spent much of 2018 and 2019 working as an interim School Counselor in Ithaca High School’s Student Services office. An official Associate Member of the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association), she has recently set up shop in her Cayuga Heights office in Ithaca to focus on Collegiate Road.