College Planning Consultant
Amy Rice joins Estrela after working in college admissions for 7 years at Houston Baptist University. As Director of Admissions, she worked with many students and parents throughout the entire enrollment process, from initial point of communication to testing recommendations, scholarship and financial aid packages, and summer orientation. She also piloted a revised summer academic registration program for all new students and majors, and enrolled several record-setting incoming freshman classes.
Amy received her B.B.A. in Management from Texas A&M University, and completed her M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Houston in 2016. She is very passionate about higher education and has presented at multiple national and regional conferences on student recruitment, retention, and admissions processes.
Having experience with several diverse institutions – both in student population and school characteristics – she can relate to different student types and help evaluate their varying needs in pursuing a college career. Currently, Amy also works with College Now, a college and career access organization located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Amy recently relocated to Northeast Ohio from her hometown of Houston, Texas. She lives in downtown Cleveland with her husband and their boxer dog. They enjoy the lake and parks of Northeast Ohio, the local farm-to-table food scene, and outdoor baseball games. She loves to cook gourmet meals, and enjoys as much Tex-Mex and Astros games as she can when she goes back home.