College Counseling Team

Dr. Marti Kwon

Marti Kwon, Ed.D.

DIRECTOR OF college counseling

We are thrilled to announce that Martha “Marti” Kwon, Ed.D., has been named Barrack’s Director of College Counseling, beginning July 2022. 
 
Dr. Kwon comes to us with a wealth of experience in both admissions and counseling, most recently serving as the Director of College Counseling at the Storm King School, a boarding and day school in upstate New York. There, she has guided students from across the U.S. and more than 25 countries in their college search. 
While at Storm King, Dr. Kwon was awarded her Ed.D. (Doctorate of Education) from George Washington University. A Virginia native, Dr. Kwon earned her B.A. in History from the University of Virginia, and her M.Ed. in College Counseling and Student Services from the University of Maryland. Previously, Dr. Kwon worked in the Office of Admissions at the United States Naval Academy where she served on the admissions committee and coordinated student recruitment and counselor engagement. She has also worked in college counseling roles at the Gunston School and the Seisen International School in Tokyo, Japan.
 
Dr. Kwon is excited to be joining the College Counseling team at Barrack, applying her knowledge from both the high school and higher education perspectives. Having experience “on both sides of the desk” informs her work and her ability to guide and support students. 
 
She is also thrilled about Barrack’s incredibly talented student body and the school’s dual curriculum. “With a dual curriculum, students are really challenged to think deeply and broadly — and higher education institutions recognize and appreciate that. I am excited to share this as part of our Barrack students’ stories.”
 

 

Elizabeth Pandian

Associate Director of College Counseling

 

Elizabeth joined us in 2017 after 15 years as an admission officer at Swarthmore College, Pomona College, and Haverford College, where she served as Senior Associate Director of Admission. Her years on the college side gave her the opportunity to conduct hundreds of interviews and read thousands of applications, and she uses that experience to help our students present their best selves. She appreciates the opportunity to work with our scholars more closely as they explore schools where they'll be challenged and thrive.

Elizabeth has earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College.

epandian@jbha.org

Every Barrack student possesses unique talents, passions, aspirations, and needs. It is with these in mind that we support our students in their journey to discover colleges that will continue to cultivate their unique potential and best selves. Dr. Marti Kwon, Director of College Counseling