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 Stephanie Lerude

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Stephanie Lerude

My passion is assisting high school students discover their interests and helping them to create options after high school. I changed careers five years ago after supporting my two boys (both RHS graduates) through the seemingly overwhelming college search and application process. I became intrigued by the complexities of higher education and went back to school and completed a graduate certification in College Advising from UCLA graduate extension program. I am an active member of NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and WACAC (Western Region).

Upon completion of my UCLA practicum at Reno High School, I took the position as the College and Career Advisor/Facilitator. My professional background is in advertising and marketing (Bachelor of Science in Journalism) and I have owned several businesses, most recently as an independent college advisor prior to RHS. My goal is to dispel the misconceptions about the college and career opportunities available to our students by giving students and families the FACTS. Having the facts minimizes anxiety and helps students develop viable options. I also enjoy advising students as to ways that they can be the most authentic and strongest applicant possible: whatever their goal may be. Every student has options!

I look forward to getting to know your student and your family!