DR. MICHELE HERNANDEZ is known as America’s premier college consultant through her work with high school students and her bestselling books: A is for Admission (Warner), The Middle School Years (Warner), and Acing the College Application (Ballantine). She is co-founder and co-president of Top Tier Admissions which combined two powerhouses, Hernandez College Consulting and Application Boot Camp.
Hernández has been featured in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs including Newsweek, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Atlantic Monthly, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and MNSNBC and NPR.
As an Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College for four years and the academic dean of a private high school in South Florida, Hernández has crafted a unique angle for assisting students gain admissions to the most selective colleges, incorporating her “inside perspective” on the admissions adventure. She is one of a small handful of college consultants with years of hands on admissions experience and a ten-year history of helping students through her work.
Dr. Hernández graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1989 and went on to earn a Master’s degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern. She is married to Bruce Bayliss, former headmaster of the International School in Portland, Oregon. They have two children, three golden retrievers and a Gordon setter. In her non-existent spare time, Hernández enjoys stargazing with her 16 ½ inch Dobsonian telescope, working out and reading obsessively. The family lives in Weybridge, Vermont.