Nominee Bio: Edward Pickett III

Nominee for Board Director:

Edward Pickett

Edward Pickett III
College Counselor/Dean
Polytechnic School (CA)



• Member, 2012-present;
• Guiding the Way to Inclusion: Faculty, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

Western ACAC:
• Member, 2017-present

Southern ACAC:
• Member, 2014-17

New England ACAC:
• Graduate Student Member, 2009-11

Other Professional Organizations: 
• Washington University in St. Louis: Counselor Advisory Board, 2021-present;
• Pitzer College: Alumni Interviewer, 2008-11, 2017-present;
• West Advisory Board: Revolution Prep, 2020-present;
• Northern Illinois University: Counselor Advisory Board, 2019-21;
• Tufts University Black Men’s Group: Co-Facilitator, 2013-17;
• National Partnership for Educational Access: Member, 2011-2017

• Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA: College Counselor/Dean, 2017-present;
• Partnership for Success!, Pasadena, CA: College Counselor, 2018-present;
• Tufts University, Medford, MA: Admission Counselor, 2011-12; Assistant Director, 2012-14; Senior Assistant Director, 2014-15; Director of Diversity Recruitment and Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, 2015-17;
• Boston College Urban Outreach Initiatives, Chestnut Hill, MA: Co-Coordinator of College Bound Program, 2010-11

• M.A. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA;
• B.A. Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

• 2019 Western ACAC Share, Learn, Connect Workshop: Pack a Punch: Content Over Length in Recommendations;
2019 Contributing Author: Straddling Class in the Academy: 26 Stories of Students, Administrators, and Faculty from Poor and Working-Class Backgrounds and Their Compelling Lessons for Higher Education Policy and Practice;
2018 NACAC Annual Conference: Life and Lessons Learned in Middle Management;
2018 Guiding the Way to Inclusion: Finding Your Seat at the Table:A Discussion on Navigating your Education Career as a POC; Do you See What I See: How Students Digest your Messaging;
2017 NACAC Annual Conference: Tips and Trip-Ups: The Early Years of Middle Management;
2017 Guiding the Way to Inclusion: Best Practices for Proposing Changes and Managing Up
2016 IECA Spring Conference: Behind Closed Doors: Case studies with college admissions officers;
2015 Southern ACAC Annual Conference: Admitted > Waitlisted: The Role College Counselors Play in Shifting Students’ Focus Away from Padding their Resumes and Toward Opportunities for Meaningful Engagement




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