Yamaya Sosa

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.

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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!