A long-time advocate of educational opportunities for students, Joan Britt has worked for years with students in multiple settings: pre-school, elementary, middle and high school, and through the transition to college. She is a staunch believer that college or other post-high school training is critical to the continued development of self-awareness, intellectual curiosity and global perspectives. From liberal arts colleges to highly-specialized schools, there is a place for anyone who wants to pursue higher education.
Ms. Britt holds a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College, MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. She completed the Independent Educational Consultants Association Summer Training Institute in 2008. Prior to establishing College Fit for U LLC, her business career was focused on commercial real estate investment and development as Vice President of CIGNA Real Estate Advisors. She is a contributing college counseling author to local publications and served as a free lance correspondent to the Burlington Free Press. A former City Councilor for the City of South Burlington, Ms. Britt currently serves on the Board of Civil Authority. She is past board president of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association and the local government access channel. She has chaired or participated in several community projects and has been an active educational volunteer and advocate for 20 years.
Ms. Britt brings her organizational and communication skills, college knowledge, and enthusiasm to the college search and admissions process. In addition to being a member of professional organizations, she visits several colleges every year, attends professional development conferences and seminars, and keeps up-to-date on the industry through trade publications and networking. She dedicates the necessary time to get to know and encourage each student, helping him or her navigate the entire college process. Ms. Britt utilizes a team approach with the student and parent(s), and coordinates with the high school counselor as appropriate. She brings energy, passion and objectivity to guide students through their post-high school planning