College Admissions Counselor
English/Language Arts Instructor
Bowdoin College (B.A. in Asian Studies)
University of Texas at Austin (Master in Global Policy Studies)
As an undergraduate, Gerlin worked as an AmericaReads and Counts tutor in local public school classrooms, helping students one-on-one as well as incorporating the use of media and technology to supplement classroom content. She has also taught English and Mandarin Chinese to students ranging from kindergarten to senior citizens in Japan.
"Learning how to learn and how to ask question is more important than the learning itself!"
Gerlin started her college counseling experience as a peer mentor for other QuestBridge applicants in college. She later worked as an intern at QuestBridge headquarters during her undergraduate time. Most recently, Gerlin evaluated and reviewed domestic and international applications for Bowdoin College during her time there as an Admissions Counselor. She looks forward to being on the other side of admissions by working directly with students to find their "fit" and crafting their stories through the application process.
"There is no single right choice for everyone. Finding the college/university that is right for you is just as important as the application you prepare. Think of it as a two-way exchange: what can the college offer me and what can I offer them?"
In college, Gerlin spent a year studying abroad in Japan, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. Her life dream is to own a farm-to-table cafe and farm drawing from her experiences worldwide.