Jennifer Stephan has spent her entire career in higher education helping young adults achieve their academic and personal goals. At Lantern, she guides each student holistically, with acute awareness of what it means and takes to thrive in college, and the importance of identifying schools that will enable this. She offers invaluable insights and a wealth of experience as a former member of a Board of Admissions, former professor, dean, seasoned college counselor and parent. She helped her own three daughters with their (very different) college search processes.
Jennifer is also the Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies for the School of Engineering at Tufts University. Prior to joining Tufts, Jennifer had a 21-year career as a dean and a professor of Computer Science at Wellesley
College. There she worked with colleagues at MIT, Olin College and Babson College supporting students pursuing an interest in engineering. At Wellesley, Jennifer served on the College’s Board of Admissions, reading and evaluating approximately 100 applications each year.
Jennifer holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an MS and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jennifer is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling and a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.