Our college counselors provide academic, college, and wellness support for students through classroom programming in the grade-level Seminar courses and individual meetings. We provide support for parents and families through fellowship opportunities in evening programming. With a cultivated network of expert individuals and professionals, our college counselors serve as a dynamic and up-to-date resource for parents and students to and through college.
Comprehensive College Counseling Program
- Quarterly Educational Workshops for Parents
- Seminar Courses for each grade level
- Individual Student Academic and College Planning
- Tours to Local Colleges and Universities
- Annual College Fair
- 70+ On-Campus Visits from College Admission Representatives
- Partnerships with Industry Companies, Institutions, and Experts
Meet the Counselors
Jessica Benson, School Counselor
Jessica Benson joined Villanova in 2006 after working in the college admission office at Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles.Jessica holds a bachelor's degree in business and psychology from Mount St. Mary's as well as a master's degree in counseling and guidance from California Lutheran University. She also holds a Pupil Personnel Services credential awarded by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Jessica supports our freshman and sophomore classes, is a member of our Administrative Council, and moderates our Mentor Program for resident students.
Kristy Lim, Director of College CounselingKristy Lim joined the Villanova team in the Fall of 2023. Prior to her time here, she worked at the Ventura County Office of Education, helping multiple districts and their special education students with transition planning after graduation. She began her education career as a teacher, teaching subjects such as History, ELD, English, and AVID. Kristy is a proud UCLA Bruin and also holds a Master's Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. She is passionate about matching students to the best program for them, with a strong emphasis on career pathways+.Kristy is married with three children. Her hobbies include traveling, working out, eating good food, reading, walking the dog, watching her kids play sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Amy Richardson, College Counselor for Resident Students
Amy has worked as the English Immersion and Support (EIS) Coordinator for many years at Villanova. Also serving for three years as a member of Villanova's Resident Staff, Amy has enjoyed living on campus and mentoring all residents. She has also served as the Senior Class Moderator and especially loved her involvement in organizing students cooking and preparing meals for International Day, a great Villanova tradition. When not on campus, Amy can most often be found at Disneyland.