The FutureWise mission is to empower students and accelerate success.
FutureWise consultants are at once strategists, motivators, drill sergeants, cheerleaders, and confidantes. We strive to empower students to be independent thinkers and self-advocates. Our work with them focuses on identifying and developing their interests and passions; our aim is not to simply "get students into college," but rather to guide them through the college admissions process while also helping them to be successful, productive, and responsible in high school and in college.
We believe that college represents one of the most promising, memorable, and blissfully challenging times in an individual's life. At FutureWise, we are infinitely passionate about thoughtfully and honestly guiding our students on their journey to get there.
JENN CURTIS, MSW is an author, speaker, and co-founder of FutureWise Consulting. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Honors College at UCLA and her master’s degree in social work from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).
Jenn's new book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World will be released in September 2020.
Jenn developed a college and career readiness program for first-generation students that has been implemented in a local elementary school for over 8 years. She is the expert college counseling guest contributor for several blogs. In addition, she was the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and coached graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills. Such experience allows her to help her students to grasp all aspects of the college-going process and to develop their own unique voice as they present themselves to colleges.
With her background in mental health treatment and research and experience working with students one-on-one and in group settings, Jenn is well-equipped to assist all students with identifying their unique skills and individual goals.
Jenn has an incredible ability to listen and provide thoughtful feedback, making her easily relatable to students. Her passion lies in helping students navigate the often difficult transition from high school to college and in empowering them to find the motivation to reach their potential. Jenn regularly attends professional conferences and tours college campuses, and she commits a great deal of time to researching and staying up-to-date on the latest education and college admissions trends.