College Planning Consultant
Lani Asato is a College Planning Consultant with Estrela Consulting. She joined Estrela in 2017 after completing the Summer Training Institute with IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association), which she belongs to as an Associate Member. She also has a certificate in college counseling from the University of California San Diego.
Lani comes to college counseling after focusing her career on public relations, communications, and environmental conservation nonprofits. She is passionate about helping students discover their career interests and the best colleges to fit their goals.
Lani is a graduate of the IECA Summer Training Institute, an intensive, hands-on, training program designed for those seeking to establish an independent educational consulting practice. The training and curriculum offered is viewed as the best available for those entering the profession.
She has an MS in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. While she grew up on the East coast, Lani has lived in the Midwest and on the West coast. She’s familiar with colleges in all regions and looks forward to helping families in person, or remotely.
Lani is particularly interested in assisting international students with college admissions after a lifetime of extensive travel and experience living abroad. She also speaks Japanese. Lani and her family live near San Diego, CA.