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Stephanie Klein Wassink

Stephanie Klein Wassink


Stephanie Klein Wassink is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. After Brown, Stephanie worked in admissions at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. During her two years there, Stephanie read and evaluated 2,000 applications annually, performed as many as 25 weekly interviews, and made admit, deny, defer and wait list recommendations to the Director of Admissions.

After five years on Wall Street and many years informally helping students with the college and graduate school admissions process, Stephanie started Winning Applications LLC in 1994 and launched AdmissionsCheckup.com in 2014.

Stephanie resides in Fairfield County, Connecticut; speaks about the college admissions process throughout the country; and is a Professional member of IECA, HECA and NACAC. Stephanie’s oldest son is a student at Dartmouth College.

Christine Carnicelli

Christine Carnicelli


Christine Carnicelli graduated from the University of Vermont and holds a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She has extensive professional experience working as a Human Resources executive most recently in the oil industry.

Throughout her HR career, Christine led multiple recruiting initiatives with new college graduates, directed resume workshops and conducted hundreds of interviews. She resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.