"The help that Kristina and her team at Estrela Consulting provided to us was invaluable.  From test prep sessions to counseling on college searches, visits, and selection, Kristina was there each step of the way.  She is very responsive, enthusiastic, and supportive.  We felt like we had another caring adult who sincerely had our daughter's best interests in mind at all times."

-Brit S., Hudson, OH


"We felt overwhelmed as our son approached the college testing and application process when we contacted Amy Rice.  She quickly responded with advice and simple instructions on how to approach the process and what to expect.  After our interactions with Amy we were immediately put at ease and ready to go for it. Our son is now at the University of his choice and we feel grateful to Amy for helping him achieve this goal."

-Holly J., Texas


"Kristina Dooley was my son Miguel's counselor. She came right in the perfect moment when we were lost in the whole college application process. She immediately began working closely with Miguel and guided him through the whole thing. My husband and I never intervened anymore, which was precisely what Miguel wanted, nor had to worry again. Applying to college is a stressful endeavour for the whole family. We are really happy we found Kristina and are excited about Miguel beginning Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech this coming August!"

- Dagmar C., Mexico City, Mexico



"Working with Kristina made the college planning process a fun, exciting and non-stressful experience. Her immense knowledge about the college application and admissions process was extremely helpful and her dedication to her students was one of a kind. From one on one skype check ins, to strategic timeline planning, Kristina was there for me during every step of the process!"

-Andrew Y., Fairfax, VA


"Kristina was able to find the perfect college for our son. She gave our son so many great options of colleges that we didn’t know existed and kept in constant contact with the admissions counselors. He was accepted at all the colleges that he applied to using Estrela Consulting’s services."

- Laurie B., Mexico City, Mexico



"Kristina helped me choose the college which I attend now, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Her guidance was essential in that it provided me with insight when I needed to choose among many options. She understood my needs and was very knowledgeable in exposing suitable alternatives for me. Patient, focused, and a skilled researcher, Kristina is unquestionably an outstanding consultant."

- Ligia C., São Paulo, Brazil



"Kristina was instrumental in helping us identify the right schools for both of our children. Her expertise and guidance (along with some hand holding!) were critical factors in the successful placement of our boys in both day and boarding schools. The fact that they are happy and thriving is a testament to Kristina’s professionalism."

- Cici N., Atlanta, Georgia



"My child’s counselor was Kristina Dooley. She was living in Argentina at the time her service was required. Kristina was the right fit for our child. Kristina is very professional, with clear ideas and a clear mind and gets to understand the child and family’s needs immediately. She worked very hard with us since we needed a full scholarship for my son and that was an extra process both in finding colleges as well as preparing extra papers for the application. Kristina was able to help in all these areas. She presented a very good list of colleges, prepared Axel for the meetings he would have in the US, communicated with each college arranging the visits and inquiring about tests and papers required in each of them. Axel felt very comfortable with her. The whole process of application and preparation for exams is a very long and stressful one. I myself, as a mother, could talk in a more personal way giving me an idea about American college life, fraternities, etc since it was all new to me. Our relationship with Kristina was excellent, even when she moved to Mexico she continued being in contact with us to know the results of the work. I would strongly recommend her as a counselor. It was a very good experience; Axel would not be studying in the U.S. at this moment in a prestigious university as he is without her help!"

- Carina N., Buenos Aires, Argentina