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Katy Baytosh, MA

Since 2015 Katy Baytosh has brought her expertise and personal approach to helping families find the perfect college fit. She comes to the field of college advising quite naturally, having spent 25 years as an English teacher, administrator, and teacher trainer at both the college and secondary levels.


In her role as high school teacher and mentor, Katy helped many of her students with the college process. She also ran an international student program at the University of Colorado, and was an instructor at Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and George Mason University, where she assisted her college-aged students with transferring and graduate school.  


During her tenure in education, Katy was always drawn to helping students navigate the college process by offering guidance on essay writing, college selection, scholarships, and financial aid. In 2015, she made the formal decision to turn her passion of helping students and her obsession with visiting college campuses (201 to date) into a career.  


A life-long learner, Katy holds a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an MA from West Virginia University. During college she studied abroad in Ecuador and Mexico. After college, she worked in Admissions at her alma mater before returning to graduate school for a Masters in teaching. As part of her graduate work, she received a competitive fellowship to study Applied Linguistics at Harvard, where she participated in an Apprentice Teacher Program for aspiring English language teachers and international educators. Katy has also completed coursework in counseling and college planning through UC Irvine and attended the Independent Educational Consultants Association's (IECA) Intensive Training Institute. She is an Associate Member of IECA and attends conferences regularly. 


Katy resides in Alexandria, VA, and enjoys working with students both locally and remotely serving clients in the US and overseas. She has two boys, one a recent graduate of Brown University, class of 2022, and another in the eleventh grade at the Field School in Washington, DC. In her spare time, she loves to dance, travel, and speak Spanish.

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