I have a Specialization in Fundamentals of College Counseling from The University of California Los Angeles, UCLA Extension
*PhD in Psychology, and a
*Graduate certificate in Adolescents Integral Health
*Training in education in STEM fields.
I have also worked as government official, adjunct professor, and a college counselor.
I have benefited from around 10 merit-based scholarships including the Fulbright, and others sponsored by organizations in USA, Brazil and Chile.
I have had the privilege of authoring and coauthoring around 8 articles published in peer reviewed journals and magazines.
When I am not working, I enjoy photography and bicycling.
A.J. Kognos Consulting
A.J. Kognos is an initiative born from my interest in students' professional development.
For years I informally helped students with parts of their school and scholarship applications. Now I am aiming at systematizing these efforts based on guidelines and ethical procedures established by National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC).
I believe that students should not wait until their senior year to start thinking about college. Reaching out early will save you lots of trouble later in the process!