Bespoke is pleased to offer the highest-quality admissions advising for students applying to schools in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe.
The process of applying to schools can be an incredible opportunity for growth and a chance to discover what students are truly passionate about. It is a time of personal discovery and an occasion to research a variety of places and educational programs to figure out where they will flourish and continue to grow over the next few years.
College and Graduate School Admissions
Our college and graduate school admissions team can advise on many parts of the application process, including:
- Early High School Decisions: Consider starting the process in ninth or tenth grade with just two to three hours of counseling so we can get to know your student and advise on summer programs, resume building, high school course selection, and standardized testing.
- The List: Not sure which colleges to apply to? We help find the best fit by “interviewing” your student and evaluating all testing, transcripts, extracurricular activities, and other materials. Our college counselors will then help your student create or refine a college list.
- The Application: The application process can be stressful, but our advisors are here to help. We assist with every part of the process—from meeting deadlines to crafting great essays to completing the Common App—and help your student be the best applicant possible.
- FAFSA and Scholarship: Need help filing financial aid forms or searching for potential scholarship money? Our advisors can assist in getting the money your family needs to help pay for college.
Director of College Admissions and Guidance
Mr. Antoine Hart is Bespoke’s Director of College Counseling. With nearly two decades of College Counseling and Admissions experience at both the university and high school levels, Antoine has first-hand experience navigating the constant changes of the college process. At The George Washington University, Antoine was instrumental in coordinating admissions for students in public, private, and charter schools.
For over a decade, Antoine was an Associate Director of College Counseling at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, one of the nation’s top boarding schools. Antoine is also a former athlete, having played both collegiate and professional basketball, and a coach – at Lawrenceville, Antoine coached all levels of basketball for both boys and girls basketball and led intramural ultimate frisbee and football teams to championship wins.
He is a father of three boys, has fostered over 25 kids, is an incredible advocate for his students, and is someone who approaches admissions in a holistic and supportive manner. Antoine believes it is essential that students build their college applications around their unique qualities and individualism, taking into account insights from their parents and all the skills they have developed in high school.
Antoine draws from his personal experience as a first-generation college applicant with his experiences working with families from all backgrounds to navigate each student through the college process. We are delighted to have Antoine leading to ensure each student receives the support and guidance they need to stand out from other applicants.
College Admissions and Guidance Team
Jenny Davis has evaluated thousands of college applications and helped hundreds of high schoolers and their parents navigate the college application process. She began her admissions career at the University of Chicago, where she served as Assistant Director, coordinated the merit scholarship selection process, and wrote several of the infamous “Uncommon Application” essay questions. Jenny then served as a college counselor at one of NYC’s most innovative private schools. She has led essay workshops nationwide, and advises students on the entire college application process in the United States and abroad. Jenny feels that while the college application process requires significant discipline on the part of any student, it’s a terrific opportunity for discovery and reflection. She works hard to help students see the “big picture” and seek out environments that will foster their intellectual, emotional, and professional growth.
Kirby Mosenthal grew up in Westchester County and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Denison University. She holds a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Hunter College. Kirby combines her experience working in admissions at Denison with her current expertise as a high school guidance counselor to help students and parents through the college search, interview, application, and decision processes. Kirby employs a calm and thoughtful approach in facilitating family communication, planning, and organization throughout the college application experience.
Sarah Hartmann grew up in Wyoming and completed her IB Diploma before attending Barnard College, where she graduated with a degree in Theater. She earned her MA in Higher Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University with a focus on college access and the role of the arts in higher education. Sarah has previously worked in college admissions and has significant experience with the college application process, including essay writing. Sarah is passionate about helping students reach their potential and tutors all sections of the SAT and ACT.
Karen Resheff graduated with a degree in English literature from Wesleyan University. She also studied at the Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain and is fluent in Spanish. Karen began her work in education in Washington, DC where she taught English to non-English speaking students from all over the world at the International Center for Language Studies. Following ICLS, Karen coordinated the placement of students into top colleges at the I Have a Dream Program in NYC and then at the Educational Department of the Vera Institute of Justice. Veering into working privately in prep school admissions and college essay coaching, Karen simultaneously built a design and consulting business with her husband. 12 years ago, Karen began exclusively working as a private college admissions consultant joining 2 top college admissions consulting firms in addition to working privately. Having helped students gain admissions to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Northwestern, and Duke, among other top schools, Karen works to help students create strong individual narratives that distinguish them in the vast applicant pools. Karen additionally has a unique skill of packaging students in the arts, having spent years supporting her youngest daughter, now at Harvard, through performing in 5 Broadway productions. Her older 2 children graduated from Columbia.
Laura Vincens is one of Bespoke’s experts for all UK, Canada and European college admissions. Laura was born in Atlanta, GA and holds a BA from Washington University and an M.Ed. from Georgia State University. For over twenty years, Laura was the Head of College Counseling at the American School of Paris, assisting students with their applications and admissions decisions worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Switzerland, and the EU. Since leaving ASP in 2017, Laura has been a private counselor working with Bespoke’s students in Europe and the U.S., among others. She is a member of IACAC, the International Association for College Admissions Counseling, and has acquired an extensive knowledge of college admissions around the world and demonstrated a relentless commitment to assisting students with the admissions process.
“I not only got into my first choice of college Early Decision, but I also found a school that I love and think I can flourish at. Jenny Davis was one of the first people to recommend that I take a look at the university. Throughout the past couple of years, she’s helped me think through what I’m looking for in a college, given me advice when I was struggling to figure out what I wanted to do during the summer, and helped me with both my Common App and my supplemental essays. She is also fun, engaging, super prompt, and warm.”
– College admissions advising student