A Successful Collaborative Approach

We are leading college and graduate school admissions consultants.  Our expertise in problem solving, in project creation, and in writing and editing comes from our shared experience in business and education.  Our CEO, Pierre, created the Yale Student Business Society, which now boasts one of the largest business communities in the Ivy League.  He and his team have teaching and research experience at some of the top colleges in the nation.  Most importantly, they have helped students from around the world gain admission to the schools that best fit their interests by creating tailored roadmaps for success in academics and beyond.  Their insights on education and business have been featured by Forbes, U.S. News, CNN, The Washington Post, Reader's Digest, ABC News, NBC News and elsewhere.

Pierre Huguet, Ph.D.

CEO & Co-founder, Leadership Development

Pierre decided to create H&C Education after years of extensive experience in both education and entrepreneurship.  He's a leading college and graduate admissions expert whose advice has been featured on Forbes.com, U.S.News, CNN Business, the Washington Post, ABC News, Business Insider, and elsewhere.  He has launched several successful for-profit and non-profit companies.  In 2015, he started and managed his own real estate investment company.  He is also the founding president of the Yale Student Business Society, now the largest non-profit organization focusing on entrepreneurship and management at Yale.  He has served on the board of several business organizations in the Yale community.  Pierre has taught literature to undergraduate students at Yale and has published articles in some of the most prestigious reviews in his field, such as Europe, and has received numerous grants, fellowships, and distinctions throughout his education. 

 

He studied Comparative Literature, Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Montreal and earned his B.A. summa cum laude in Comparative Literature and Philosophy He holds a master’s in Literature from McGill University, and M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in French literature and cultural history.

Pierre is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

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Angela Dunnham

Master Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admission, Dartmouth College

Angela Dunnham is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she majored in English Language and Literature. She is earning her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy at Beijing Normal University in China. As an Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College, she traveled to schools around the country and read over 1000 applications.

 

Angela has considerable experience advising students and families throughout all stages of the admissions process. She has worked with students living in the United States and China. She has hosted workshops for US high school guidance counselors and youth development organizations to deepen their understanding of the admissions process.

 

Angela is passionate about using her skills to bring out the best in her students. She has helped students gain admission to Top 30 colleges and universities, including Yale University, Brown University, John Hopkins University, University of Michigan, and more. Angela is also specially prepared to help less competitive applicants improve their admissions chances.

 

Angela helps students develop their narrative, fine-tune their leadership skills, and define their extracurricular profiles. In addition to a thorough understanding of the holistic review process used to evaluate students at highly-selective colleges and universities, Angela’s track record as a leader, community organizer, and educator allows her to connect and prepare students to be competitive in the application process.

Racquel Bernard

Master Admissions Counselor

Former Assistant Director of Admission, Dartmouth College

Racquel Bernard is pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology at UCLA. After graduating with a bachelor’s in African and African American Studies, she served as an assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth for one year before completing a Master’s in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Racquel Bernard researches reggae and samba reggae, the ways women use these musical worlds to confront misogyny and racism. 

 

She has worked with students to successfully apply to Princeton, the University of Chicago, UCLA, NYU, Northeastern, Boston University, and more. Racquel has traveled internationally giving admissions presentations, meeting with clients, and discussing important factors in the application process. She uses her experience reading applications as an admissions officer to help students craft applications that stand out from the crowd.

Lukas Corey

Principal Admissions Counselor

Lukas is a Yale University junior pursuing a double major in Biology and Computer Science. After working in management, hiring, and applications consulting at CollegeVine for two years helping more than one thousand students with their essays, Lukas transitioned to a College Admissions Counselor position at H&C. In college, he has been a Yale Admissions Ambassador, Computer Science TA, Editor of the Yale Scientific Magazine, Writer for The Yale Globalist, Volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, and Member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for Science and Quantitative Reasoning. He also co-founded Proftalk.io, the Yale Undergraduate Research Journal, and Yale CS Tutorials.

Lukas’s experience in business, internships, and research is also vast. In high school, he helped start the nonprofit Model United Nations Northwest, which runs Washington State’s largest conferences. A published researcher, he has worked in labs at the University of Washington, the National Institutes of Health, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Yale, and Novartis. He has received tens of thousands in grants and scholarship funding from the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, NASA, the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, and more.

Marc-André Alexandre

Athletic Recruiting Specialist

Marc-André is the athletic recruiting specialist for H&C Education. He holds a B.A. in History of Science and Medicine from Yale University.  An accomplished athlete during his college years and captain of the Varsity Track & Field Team in 2017, he believes in the complete development of young student-athletes, academically and physically.  This last year, Marc-André worked as a Project Manager for Credo, a social impact consulting company, and spent substantial time working in education alongside teachers, professors, non-profit leaders and members of the Québec Ministry of Education.

 

His experience as a successful Ivy League student-athlete, his strategy, and decision-making skills and his passion for education and consulting explain his commitment to offering quality advisory services.

Phil Gao

Managing Director, China

Phil graduated from Yale in 2018 with a master's degree in data science and statistics.  Over the past two years he has helped students on their TOEFL and GRE exam prep, essay and personal statement writing, and school selection. He returned to China after graduation to work for a unicorn company as a data scientist. He joined H&C as the Managing Director of the company’s operations in China, to work on market expansion, online content management and customer development. His background in data science informs his approach to educational consulting and his focus on quantifiable results. Phil now lives in Beijing and is excited to help students explore higher education opportunities in North America.

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*Results are based on students whom H&C Education worked with in a comprehensive fashion before and during the formation of H&C Education. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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