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Lia began her career perfecting the college essay in high school, when the captain of the football team asked her to help him flesh out his personal story for his college application essay. Through word of mouth, she gained a reputation post graduation, as someone who can painlessly draw out the story of the shyest and most hesitant to talk about themselves. Lia has combined her passion for higher education and love of writing into a long career of helping students and professionals realize and achieve their academic and career goals.
Lia completed her undergraduate degree in Communications with an emphasis in Human Relations. She went on to begin her first Masters degree before finishing college and earned it two years later. She has an M.S. in Leadership & Strategic Management as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Lia earned her Master of Philosophy and (presumably) final degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Her M.Phil is in Organizational Dynamics with a concentration in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting. She is also a Change Management Practitioner and holds numerous professional certifications from a multitude of global training organizations in the facilitation of various leadership training and the delivery of assorted organizational development assessments and tools.
Lia's professional career began in nonprofits as a public speaker and curriculum development specialist, designing preventative education for a rape/ domestic violence crisis center. She went onto briefly manage a mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents before transitioning to a customer facing role at an insurance giant. Lia was then promoted to one of two curriculum designers and facilitators of a prestigious sales leadership program there, before moving onto a global engineering firm. There, she created the first leadership development program and facilitated training in South America. She was hired independent of her full time role to rewrite a translation of a German book, for relevance to English readers. She worked most recently at a financial services company heading up Learning and Leadership Development where she was responsible for career coaching, interviewing skills and executive and leadership coaching and various other topics, before leaving to pursue consulting and writing. She has since consulted for global companies such as Harley Davidson, Travel Associates and Skillgym/ Lifelike, SA designing and presenting interactive content across the country. Lia is also the founder and CEO of Ain't She Sweet, LLC, a company named for her Grandmother's favorite song, dedicated to redefining the conversation on aging. She is a charismatic speaker with expertise on care-giving, dementia and various other topics aimed at disrupting the status quo of healthcare. Lia's favorite audiences are the seniors themselves, who she delivers college level interactive workshops for on topics from travel to social justice causes.
Lia has traveled the world to over 65 countries to experience culture through meeting and interacting with locals. She is an avid reader and writer who finished a memoir dedicated to her Grandmother and is in the process of seeking literary representation. She is a proud Aunt to twin nieces and a nephew. Lia is a lifelong obsessed Knicks fan. She also is passionate about many philanthropic organizations and has volunteered for Hospice and currently is a Promise leader for Sandy Hook Promise, a Support Group Leader for the Alzheimer's Association and actively involved in and passionate about social justice causes. Lia looks forward to forming a relationship with you or your family to ensure your academic and career goals become a reality.
"I can certainly attest to Lia “the teen whisperer”! I presented my carefree very nonchalant teenager to Lia to light a fire under his bum! She is truly a blessing with our districts distance learning plan esp. since I am busier with work more then ever!“ Mimi González, Parent | Client since 2019 | Newtown, CT
Ariane graduated summa cum laude from Arcadia University with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing in 2016 and received her Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University in 2022. Her area of research focused in trends in pop culture reception and consumerism. As an undergraduate, she interned at Mighty Writers, a Philadelphia non-profit, helping to develop writing programs for local students, and received the Doris Fenton
award for excellence in English.
Since graduation, Ariane has held a variety of positions in higher education, a journey which has taken her from enrollment services at a community college to program assistant for an international graduate program.
Currently, she works as an administrator at a New Jersey medical school and also has four years of university writing center experience. She is a devoted mom to her sports loving son and an avid hockey and baseball fan! Ariane is happy to meet virtually to help students with the complete array of college admissions tasks with a special focus and expertise on preparing for a variety of standardized tests, focused on reading comprehension, strengthening vocabulary, writing and grammar.
Nick is a client of Academic Architect turned employee who works with our clients to improve their Math SAT & ACT scores. He has a knack for explaining complex mathematical and scientific concepts. Clients who work with him are always impressed by his knowledge and patience.
Nick graduated from a prestigious five year engineering program at Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2017. During Nick's engineering program, he performed various roles at his three co-op's at Johnson & Johnson, ZebraSci Inc. and Spanco Inc. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and had a job offer before he walked at graduation. He is currently a Draftsman/qC Inspector for Greener Corporation. Previously he worked as a Drafter at Edmund Optics specializing in the creation of 2D and 3D models of precision optics.
Nick has experience in college level courses including but not limited to: Thermodynamics | Computer Aided Design | Chemistry | Dynamics | Statics | Fundamentals of Physics I, II, III | Mechanics of Materials | Linear Algebra | Differential Equations | Calculus I, II | Multivariable Calculus | and Freshman Design I, II, III. He meets with clients via phone and Skype appointments and is an invaluable resource in increasing confidence around mathematical and scientific topics.
Nick is a doting father to an adorable young son. He is proud of his Thai roots and has traveled to Thailand over ten times since he was a small child. Arrange a meeting with Nick today to enhance your standardized test scores in the areas of math and science.
Katelyn is currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Katelyn is also an Academic Architect client turned employee, and looks forward to working with Lia in the future when applying to law school.
Katelyn is an avid sports fan of any and all Wisconsin teams, loves to travel, and has a special flare for international relations and politics.
Katelyn interacts with Academic Architect clients on a daily basis to support scheduling, triage questions and assists with project management. She also creates content for physical and virtual audiences and manages our Instagram, Tiktok & Facebook.
Sam is a client turned employee of Academic Architect who works with students to improve their math SAT & math & science ACT scores. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Tech and enjoys explaining and helping others understand math problems. In addition to multiple other science and engineering classes, Sam’s math courses at Virginia Tech so far include Calculus I & II and Linear Algebra; and he is currently enrolled in Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations.
Sam is available to support students as a tutor with concepts in high school courses such as: Physics I & II, Pre-calculus and Algebra.
Sam is an avid skier and a member of the ski club at Virginia Tech. His favorite slopes are Mount Snow and Smugglers Notch in Vermont. Sam is looking forward to helping students increase their standardized math scores each season.