Josh A

College Counselor

Josh is a lifelong educator who brings decades of expertise in high school and college admissions counseling, working closely with students and their families to craft authentic and well-rounded applications that realize life-long goals and secure spots at leading universities.

Harbor Isle, California

Ed.D., K-12 Leadership, University of Southern California
Ed.M., School Leadership, Harvard University
B.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles

An experienced counselor with Moon Prep, Josh brings decades of educational leadership and admissions counseling to his students, advising them through proven and individualized strategies for high school success and college admissions. As a skilled college counselor and current admissions interviewer for Harvard University, Josh knows what it takes to get accepted at the nation’s top universities and BS/MD programs. From his extensive career in K-12 schools and higher education, he is deeply familiar with changing admission trends, the authentic factors universities are seeking, and the diverse context of his students. He believes in the power of education and is passionate about serving as an indispensable resource to his students as they realize their life-long academic dreams.

Prior to Moon Prep, Josh was the Superintendent at Culver City Unified School District where he led a 7,000 student population through high-impact initiatives, enrollment growth, and public-private partnerships. As an Assistant Superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District, he was responsible for overseeing the teaching efforts and performance results of 500 teachers and 10,000 students across nine schools. Josh has also served as an advisor to county offices and school districts, a chief academic officer, an English teacher, and a high school principal at one of America’s Top 100 High Schools. Leveraging his vast background in school leadership, college admissions, and education, Josh is able to carefully guide his students to acceptance at their top-choice universities.

Student Placements:
Josh has helped countless students secure admission at some of the most competitive universities. A few of his recent acceptances include:

Traditional Schools:

  1. Stanford University
  2. Harvard University
  3. Yale University
  4. MIT
  5. Princeton University
  6. Cal Tech
  7. Rice University
  8. University of Pennsylvania 
  9. Notre Dame University 
  10. Duke University
  11. University of Michigan
  12. Columbia University
  13. Washington University in St Louis 
  14. Rice University
  15. Georgia Tech
  16. UT Austin
  17. Emory University
  18. Barnard College
  19. Vassar University
  20. Georgetown University
  21. University of California (Los Angeles, Berkeley, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Diego, Irvine) 
  22. All Cal State Schools (CSU)

BS/MD Programs: 

  1. Baylor University 
  2. Case Western Reserve University
  3. University of Rochester
  4. University of Pittsburgh
  5. University of Oklahoma 
  6. New Jersey Institute of Technology

Graduate Schools:

  1. Harvard Law School (J.D.)
  2. Wharton, University of Pennsylvania (MBA)
  3. University of Southern California Occupational Therapy (Master’s)
  4. UCLA Law (J.D.)
  5. UC – Berkeley, Haas (MBA)
  6. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
  7. University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  8. Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  9. University of London – The Royal Veterinary College 
  10. University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine