Cheri’s specialty and philosophy is based on her belief that there is a ‘right’ school and career match for every student. In 1998, she founded Barad Education Consulting, a private, highly personalized education consulting business. Cheri holds a College Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension. For the past ten years, she has been a guest lecturer for three classes per quarter in the UCLA College Counseling Certification program.
In order to assist her in finding the right college matches for each student, Cheri has visited and met with college admissions officers of over 500 school/college campuses throughout the United States and Canada. Current and former students have attended schools in over 40 states, Canada, Scotland and the Virgin Islands.
Cheri is a member and has served on the boards of various selective professional organizations, including HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association),NACAC (National Association for College Counselors), NEACAC (New England Association of College Admissions Counselors), GPACAC (Great Plains Association of College Admissions Counselors). Through these professional organizations, Cheri has developed collegial and collaborative relationships with counselors throughout the nation.