About IvyWay Founder:
Joanna De Jesus
Joanna De Jesus is the Founder and President of IvyWay College Admissions & Financial Aid Consulting. Her passion towards college counseling began many years ago while attending Smith College as an undergraduate student. At Smith, she was a Gold Key Tour guide providing campus tours for prospective students and their families. After graduation, she continued her work in college admission as the Smith College Alumnae Coordinator for Puerto Rico. As Smith's Alumnae Coordinator, she visited high schools, participated in local college fairs, interviewed and wrote alumnae recommendations for Smith's applicants. After working so many years in college admission from the college side, Joanna now provides the same level of professionalism and expertise that she is known for but, this time, from the applicant's side.
Joanna possesses a BA in Economics from Smith College and a Graduate degree in College Admissions Counseling from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a member of the following organizations: National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC); the Independent Educational Consultants Association, Associate Member, (IECA); the International Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC); and The Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC). She is also a member of the Alumnae Association of Smith College, the Association of Latina Alumnae of Smith College (ALAS), the Smith College Club of Puerto Rico and the UCLA Alumni Association. Joanna is fully bilingual in English and in Spanish.