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Ivy Insight Leadership

Dr. Aviva Legatt leads Ivy Insight with vast knowledge and experience of the college admissions process. With the support of the consultant team, we are helping the next generation discover the best path to their dreams and success.

Our college admissions experts offer a personalized experience. Working seamlessly together, our college acceptance programs provide the best-in-class college admissions consulting and coaching services done with you and done for you. We will guide, support, and challenge students to put forth their full potential as a competitive college applicant.

Dr. Aviva Legatt

Founder and Elite College Admissions Expert

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Dr. Aviva Legatt is an elite admissions expert and founder of Ivy Insight, the gold standard in college admissions consulting for undergraduate elite college applications. An in-demand leadership and college admissions speaker with a fresh perspective, Dr. Legatt has been hailed by the New York Times as a trustworthy expert on college admissions, and recognized as an expert in corporate culture and diversity as a faculty member for Coursera and the University of Pennsylvania.

With over 15 years experience in the higher education field, Dr. Legatt has been privileged to support and assist thousands of students and their families with crafting a college application that stands out from the crowd and gets them accepted into the school of their dreams.

She’s often asked to weigh in on events and their impact on the colleges, universities, and applicants. Dr. Legatt was even recognized by the NY Times as a trustworthy source on college admissions. Helping students achieve their dreams has been a passion of hers for most of her adult life.

That’s why she founded Ivy Insight.


Ivy Insight College Admission Experts


Ivy Insight prides ourselves in our tailor-fit, results-driven program approach for each student. That unique focus on the individual student stems from the guidance of our specialized college admissions consultants. Our expert consultants will examine the strengths of a student, recommend schools, extracurricular activities, programs that utilize their talents and interests, and assist in essay writing. These consultants guide students on standing out amongst thousands of applicants and help them reach their dream college and set future career goals.

Dr. Pamela, Consultant

.Dr. Pamela’s career spans a variety of roles in admissions and higher education at several institutions, including Stanford University and Harvard University. At Stanford, she was a former member of the Admissions Committee for both Undergraduate, and high school summer programs, including Pre-Collegiate Studies and High School Summer College since 2013.

Pam obtained her BA at Harvard (where she worked in Undergraduate Admissions), M.S at Georgetown and PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford. She also completed her Postdoctoral work in the Dept of Anesthesia and Pain Management at Stanford and taught as Clinical Faculty in the Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. She has been teaching and mentoring high school students for the past decade in various capacities both in the lab and classroom, and has served as a private consultant for the past several years.

She has also served on the Admissions Committee interviewing medical students for Stanford Medical School and PsyD programs for the Dept of Psychiatry at Stanford.

Harvard University, B.A.
Georgetown University, M.S.
Stanford University, Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Psychiatry & Postdoctoral work, Dept. of Anesthesia and Pain Management 

Joseph, Consultant

 A seasoned leader, executive, strategist, administrator, teacher, counselor, adviser and consultant with over 35 years of experience in higher education, consulting, and the non-profit sector. Deep expertise in strategy, leadership, JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion), global education, service learning and civic engagement at local, regional, and international levels.

Joseph spent 31 years at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as Penn Engineering’s vice dean for Academic Affairs, Wharton School’s director of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and the School of Arts and Sciences’ assistant dean. He also held leadership roles in the University Life Division, including Residential Services. At Penn and beyond, he’s taught courses in appropriate technology and development, information and communications technology, social research methods, race and ethnic studies, Asian American studies, Chinese rural development, responsible conduct in research, and leadership.

Joseph has an in-depth working knowledge of highly complex educational institutions. He also brings extensive global program development experience, having represented educational institutions in academic, nonprofit, and political arenas.

University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Appropriate Technology and Energy Management for Development
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Design
University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. course work and qualifying exams in development planning 

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