About CPU

"Teaching Quality Knowledge"

Our Mission:

CPU strives to provide excellent remote college counseling support that is timely, accurate, and relevant. We believe that this approach is needed for families to make informed decisions that best meet their students' college and career goals.


Why CPU: 

College admission is a field of uncertainties, even more now within the context of COVID-19. Families need expert support in navigating the college application process to meet their expectations related to applying to competitive schools.


Our Reputation: 

Our CPU Founders have decades of experience and have trained outstanding counselors to help clients gain admission into competitive colleges and universities throughout the country, from highly competitive UC's to the Ivy Leagues.

CPU Founders

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Director of Admission Strategies & Counselor Impact

  • Over 30 years' experience in college admissions, early outreach and pre-college program development

  • Over 10 years' university-level teaching experience

  • Published author

  • Held several leadership roles for state funded college access programs

  • Worked in admissions for highly selective University  of California  campuses

  • Currently serves on the faculty at the USC

Dr. Korgie brings over 30 years' experience in college admissions, early outreach & pre-college program development, and graduate teaching experience to her role at CPU. Dr. Korgie has boundless experiences working within the CSU, UC, and Private University systems.


Dr. Korgie has extensive teaching experience in training college counselors as an instructor for the College Counseling Certificate programs at UCLA, UC Riverside, and UC San Diego. Currently, Dr. Korgie serves on the faculty for the University of Southern California teaching College & Career Readiness courses for the Master’s in School Counseling program.


A.S. Business Administration, San Diego Mesa College

B.A. Art History, San Diego State University

M.A. Counseling w/PPS Credential, Point Loma Nazarene College

EdD Higher Ed Administration, University of Southern California

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Director of Development & Strategic Initiatives

  • Over 15 years’ experience in college admissions and counseling

  • Past External Reader for UC Admissions

  • Previous Director of college access program in Southern California

  • Current Professor at California State University, Long Beach

Dr. Key brings over 15 years' experience in college admissions, early outreach & pre-college program development, and undergraduate/graduate teaching experience to his role at CPU. In working with families across the income, culture and academic preparedness spectrum. 


Dr. Key has worked with students from various backgrounds  (i.e., income, competitiveness, and  identities) as it relates to the college admission process and supporting students through their academic and career goals. 


B.A. Social Work, CSU Long Beach

M.A. Social Work, CSU Long Beach

Pupil Personnel Service Credential, CSU Long Beach 

EdD Higher Ed Leadership, University of Southern California



Director of College Relations & Community Engagement

  • Over 10 years' experience in college admissions, early outreach and pre-college programs

  • 2  years of college-level teaching experience at LACCD

  • Published author

  • Admissions reader at top-ranked Universities

George brings over 10 years of experience within college admissions, college partnership development, and nonprofit management to his role at CPU. He has had the pleasure to support over 10,000 students throughout the admissions process, by helping students procure offers of admission and financial aid packages to hundreds of schools. 

Some schools George has helped students procure admissions for include nearly every Ivy League, UC’s, Cal States’, and other top-ranked institutions within California and out of state. This year he has already helped 3 students earn early decision admissions to Brown & Northwestern.


B.A. Sociology (Emphasis in Education), CSU Dominguez Hills

M.A. Public Policy and Administration, CSU Long Beach 

Graduate Certificate Organizational Leadership, University of Denver

CPU Staff

Each CPU counselor has an advanced college degree, multiple years of experience in college counseling and have received training directly from the CPU Founders.


Jacquie Grimaldi

College Counselor


Monica Aguilar

College Counselor


Ruth Ann Cálcanas

College Counselor


Moises Perez

College Counselor


Leonardo Ruiz

College Counselor

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Iliana Yepez

College Counselor


Yadira Pinedo

College Counselor


Veronica Prado

College Counselor

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