Meet Whitney Bruce

Whitney Bruce
Independent Educational Consultant
WB College Consulting (ME)

How did you move into the world of independent consulting? What made you decide to get into this field?  
I started my career in admission, moved to a secondary school college counseling role, and eventually, in part because of the flexibility, began my practice as an IEC in 2006.  I’m currently fortunate to also work as the college counselor at a small private school in my area, so right now, I have the best of both worlds.

What is your favorite part of the job?  
I really enjoy watching my students grow as people and begin to envision and appreciate their future opportunities.

How has NACAC played a role in your career?  
I’ve been a NACAC member as part of a college, a secondary school, and now as an IEC.  I benefit from the professional development opportunities, including attending my first advocacy day event this year.  After more than 20 years in this profession, reconnecting with some of my early mentors at the national conference each year is a treat.

When you aren’t working, what do you like to do? 
I love to cook, take advantage of the outdoor opportunities in Maine, travel, and give back to my local community by volunteering for education-related organizations.

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be and why? 
Mrs. Incredible (Elastigirl).  She has the ability to bend or twist into any shape, a great mastery of work/life balance, and sharp wit, not to mention an enviable wardrobe.

Describe yourself in five words.
Loyal, energetic, lefty, cerebral, and open-minded.

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