About Us

Dr. Wendy Gilbertson

about1Dr. Wendy Gilbertson has been working with students for over twenty-five years. Her extensive educational experience includes teaching students of all ages, lecturing within the Graduate School of Education at the University of California Los Angeles, and providing teacher mentoring at UCLA. Dr. Gilbertson has worked with learning-disabled children and developed individually tailored programs to facilitate student ‘s academic accomplishments and promote self-esteem.

Dr. Gilbertson holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in education. She has been a member of the prestigious UCLA Freshman Comprehensive Review Team reading applications for UCLA. She has valuable insights on college admissions. Dr. Gilbertson is one of a few college counselors within the country that holds the college counseling certification from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Gilbertson is a sought after consultant in the field of college admissions. Her speaking engagements have addressed topics such as essay writing, how to guide students by employing their special interests into internships, and navigating through the college admissions process. Dr. Gilbertson focuses on matching students to a college environment that addresses all the needs and goals of the student.

Dr. Gilbertson visits colleges throughout the United States and builds contacts within the admissions staff in order to stay current with admission trends. Dr. Gilbertson is a member of the Association of Educational Therapists, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors. In order to provide the best possible service to her students, Dr. Gilbertson attends national and regional conferences on college admissions.


Susanne Condonabout2

Susanne Condon brings 20 years of marketing experience to Coast 2 Coast College Admissions. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California/Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in marketing.

Susanne has held the position of director of marketing for the Koenig Company. She has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She was co-producer and host of the cable television show, Entertainment Profile.

Susanne has been instrumental in the development of the Coast 2 Coast methodology and is very creative in highlighting the strengths of each individual student. She provides coaching for college admission interviews as well as guidance for resume building and development. Susanne is a dynamic and motivational mentor who stimulates students to achieve their greatest potential.

Susanne is a sought after consultant in the field of college admissions. Her speaking engagements have addressed key topics such as the “College Admissions Frenzy” and she is the author of: “The Twelve Simple Steps to Success in the College Admissions Process.” Susanne co-wrote, “Get the College Edge,” a monthly column in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News.

Susanne visits colleges throughout the United States and builds contacts within the admissions staff in order to stay current with admission trends. In order to provide the best possible service to her students, Susanne attends national and regional conferences including the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.