Navigating College 101 Panel

Admissions, Funding, & Your Journey Ahead

Monday, October 2nd at 6:00 pm

4840 Market St. Ventura, Unit B

Appetizers & Refreshments Provided – Space is Limited.

College 101 Panelists

Welcome to Navigating College 101: Your Roadmap to Success!

Are you a parent with a soon-to-be college-bound child? Feeling overwhelmed and unsure about where to start on this exciting journey? Look no further! We’re thrilled to invite you to our interactive panel event, where we’re here to provide you with clarity, guidance, and expert insights to help you and your child embark on a successful college application process.

Why You Should Attend:

– Gain clarity on the college application process.

Discover financial resources and strategies for funding your child’s education.

Receive expert guidance on standardized tests, applications, and scholarships.

Connect with a supportive community of parents and professionals.

– Set up your child for success on their path to higher education.

Join us for Navigating College 101 and empower your child to reach their full potential in higher education.

We look forward to guiding you on this exciting path to academic success!


Meet Your Panel Professionals


Crista Hermance was born and raised in Ventura and lived there a majority of her life. Crista is an attorney and founder of Hermance Law. Crista helps clients with their estate planning and ensuring that families know how to protect their family. She enjoys helping families create a specific estate plan to fit their unique needs and providing clients with the peace-of-mind knowing they have a plan in place. Family dynamics are always evolving and she built this practice with growing families in mind.  It is important that the Hermance Law team are able to help their clients not only with their estate planning needs but also if one of their family members passes away.

Beth Pickett, founder of College Prep Counseling, is a Stanford graduate with a certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. She began working with families as an independent admissions consultant in 2007. Her clients and essay students from around the U.S. have earned admission to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, Williams, Duke, Pomona, Colgate, Cornell, and dozens of other colleges and universities across the U.S. 

Marissa Ericson, received her Ph.D in Clinical Neuroscience from USC and focused her research development, cognitive processes, learning, and, in recent years, stress and resilience, the effects of meditation and mindfulness on the brain, neurofeedback, and consciousness. Marissa has over 20 years experience as a SAT/ACT mentor, application reviewer, college interviewer, & expert graduate essay editor. Her goal is to help all individuals create calm and resilience, transcending testing environments, and affecting all areas of life.

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