Allison1Allison Baer, Ph.D. is a native New Yorker. After attending Horace Mann School in New York City, she graduated cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in psychology in 1996. In 2003, she earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University where she received a National Science Foundation Fellowship and the Richard Christie Memorial Dissertation Award. As a college and graduate school consultant, Dr. Baer navigates students and families through each stage of the admissions process. Her goal is to help each student enroll at a school that fits his or her personality, strengths, and interests. She focuses on helping students get excited about the learning process and their educational futures.

Dr. Baer has conducted extensive original research in the field of personality and educational psychology. With a focus on achievement motivation in adolescents, her studies have examined how to motivate people in the face of both academic and personal setbacks. Findings have indicated that there is no “one size fits all” method to teaching or increasing motivation. Every person responds differently depending on his or her goals and beliefs. This work has shaped Dr. Baer as she strives to get to know each student as a unique individual.

She has previously worked for several educational organizations including The Network for Family Life Education, The Princeton Review, and Greenberg Educational Group. As a member of the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee, she has conducted alumni interviews for both American and international students applying to Princeton. Dr. Baer is also a four-time finisher of the New York City Marathon.

 

Lucie Fleming (Writing Specialist) holds a B.A. in English Literature from Stanford University. At Stanford, she worked as a Peer Advisor for the Department of English, assisting students with their writing as well as undergraduate coursework planning and strategy. In recognition of her work for the department, she received the Rosenberg Service Award for Outstanding Contribution to English Majors. Lucie was also a finalist for Stanford’s Geballe Prize for Writing, for which she received Honorable Mention. In the fall of her junior year, Lucie wrote ten papers over the course of an eight-week tutorial in modern British dramatic literature at Oxford University. Lucie worked for Uthrive Tutoring where she tutored high school students in English Literature and edited college application essays. In addition to working with Allison Baer, Lucie is a freelance writer and actress.

 

Jenny Yeoh-Wang (Account Manager and Web Manager) joined Allison Baer Consulting after graduating magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology. She was a Rufus Choate Scholar (top 5% of her class) during her junior and senior years, a Neukom Scholar, and a recipient of the Sociology Department Award for Outstanding Achievement. At Dartmouth, she was Chief Copy Editor of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science, Publishing Editor of the Dartmouth Law Journal, a member of the Gamma Sigma Alpha National Honors Society, a First Year Mentor, an active volunteer with Students Fighting Hunger, and a fundraiser for the Senior Class Gift Committee. Her background includes work in biology and game design labs at Dartmouth and New York University. Jenny attended The Chapin School for 13 years and was a National Merit Scholar Finalist, an AP Scholar with Distinction and recipient of five AAIS awards for swimming. She has extensive writing experience and has garnered 15 writing awards for non-fiction, fiction and poetry, including nine New York Scholastic Writing Awards, a Brigham Young University award for her personal essay, and a poetry award from the New York Browning Society. Jenny was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal award for public service, personal development, and physical fitness.