About Porte Lewy

I believe that higher education will expand knowledge, push boundaries, engage curiosity, and broaden one’s frame of reference, eventually leading to more choices and a richer life.

It is a joy to assist students throughout this transitional phase of life and observe the self-awareness and self-confidence that develops throughout the process.

I hold a graduate-level Certificate of College Counseling from UCLA and a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas. I started Lewy College Counseling (LCC) in 2012 and have helped students from Bend and across the US find colleges and universities where they are happy and thriving. Before starting LCC, I meandered around from job to job, looking for my career calling. I then took time off to raise my own two children and coached competitive gymnastics for fun. I believe that some people have a calling to one vocation, but most people have a multitude of interests. They follow these into jobs and careers until they have learned all they can and are ready to move on to the next adventure.

I am a member of the Pacific Northwest Association of College Admissions Counselors (PNACAC) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). To stay current in the field of college admissions, I attend regional and national conferences, keep up with current blogs, list-serves, and newsletters and visit dozens of college campuses across the country each year. I offer pro-bono services to those who are in need, and I believe that college counseling should complement and not replace school-based support services.