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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 itself 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, and programs that utilize their talents and interests, and assist in essay writing. These consultants and coaches guide students in standing out amongst thousands of applicants and help them reach their dream college and set future career goals.

Steve Rossi

Steve, Executive Functions Skills Coach

My name is Steve Rossi and I am currently in my 6th year of teaching at Gill. St Bernard’s School in Gladstone-Peapack, NJ. I began my teaching career as a TA at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in the fall of 2008 and have taught ever since. I graduated magna cum laude from USP in 2011 with a B.S. in Chemistry and an ACS certification. I continued my education at the University of Delaware where I published peer-reviewed papers and wrote a thesis focused on catalytic chemistry culminating in a Masters degree. After graduating in August of 2013, I began my high school teaching career at Bishop George Ahr High School, teaching all 3 levels of biology, and coached varsity baseball and girls basketball. Over the past few years, I have taught multiple levels of chemistry both at the high school and collegiate level, worked at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and earned a teaching certificate through Rutgers University. Recently I completed my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at Rider University where I focused on the prevalence of stress and anxiety in AP students. I currently teach A.P. Biology, Honors Biology, and C.P. Biology, am the moderator of the school’s Blood Drive, and run several service based clubs. When I am not at school, I am enjoying time with my wife, Theresa, my son Will, and my daughter Noelle. We enjoy going to the beach, visiting the zoo, playing with our dogs, and anything Lego. In my free time I enjoy reading, fishing, and watching baseball.

Katie, Social Skills Coach

Katie, Social Skills Coach

Katie is extremely passionate about the power of a coaching relationship and finds joy in empowering others to reach their fullest potential and experience immense confidence in who they are and who they are becoming.  

After receiving her BA in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, Katie went on to receive her MA in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco.  She has received specialized training in career counseling as well as the enneagram.  Katie’s experiences range from the industries of clinical therapy,  student services, higher education counseling, non-profit management, and individual coaching. Through these experiences, Katie has developed a passion for working with adults through challenges related to stress, self-esteem, identity formation, interpersonal skills, career discernment, and adjusting to life transitions.  She is committed to walking alongside individuals towards feeling more aligned with their sense of self, empowered in their strengths, and confident as they take their next steps.  

Through creating an atmosphere of empathy, warmth, and connection, Katie hopes to empower individuals with the confidence and tools to strengthen their interpersonal effectiveness, provide hope through adversity, and ultimately reach their fullest potential and exceed their goals.

Dr. Morissa Schwartz

Joel, Client Relations

Joel is a veteran teacher, an award-winning educator, and executive function coach. As client relations liaison, Joel seeks to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for current and prospective Ivy Insight clients so that they can reach their full potential.

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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