Our Team

Co-founders and sisters Nikki and Stephanie were both educated in five different countries and schooling systems. They know the rewards (and the challenges) of

settling into new surroundings

learning a new language

making new friends

getting used to a whole new way of doing things…

A small group of professionals sharing 20+ years of experience in international education. Trusted, friendly and efficient, trained and accredited by the relevant bodies, Admission Accomplie counsellors take the time to get to know their students and secure the best outcome for them.

Meet Stephanie

BA (Hons) Cambridge University, MA (Cantab)

EXPERTISE: UK (incl Oxbridge), Ireland
Also: Veterinary medicine
Special qualities: Meticulous, steady and unstinting
sbuller@admissionaccomplie.fr
06 88 92 46 93

After ten years with Citibank in New York and London, Stephanie took time out to concentrate on raising her boys while accompanying her husband on a series of professional postings. Finally settled in France, she took advantage of her return to work to re-orient herself, initially in the voluntary sector, with a growing emphasis on education. She is the Parisian editor of Good Schools Guide International, helping nomadic families make tricky schooling decisions for their children.

Meet Nikki

BA (Hons) Cambridge University, MA (Cantab)


EXPERTISE: UK (incl Oxbridge), Canada
Also: Arts and design (eg UAL)
Special qualities: Organised, conscientious and resourceful
ngrady@admissionaccomplie.fr
06 13 26 49 15

Initially an administrator at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Nikki moved to Paris in 1990 where she began carving out a career in consultancy for Franco-British cross-border SMEs and professional start-ups. A particularly rich set of experiences in varied international and multicultural settings, and her privileged contacts at colleges and universities puts Nikki on the inside track for understanding what admissions directors are looking for, and helping her students sell themselves accordingly.

Meet Jo

BA (Hons) Cambridge University, MA (Cantab)

EXPERTISE: USA
Special qualities: 
Experienced, thorough, creative
jellis@admissionaccomplie.fr
+1 (650) 245 5265

Formerly Director of Executive Education at Stanford University and a prior Head of School in Silicon Valley, Jo is an award-winning teacher and educator with deep experience in and knowledge of the United States education sector. The mother of three extremely successful US college graduates, she became an education counsellor to meet the needs of parents and students applying to universities and colleges throughout the United States.  Jo draws great satisfaction from sharing her knowledge and experience with other families for their benefit.

Meet Liz

BA (Hons) Cambridge University, MA (Cantab)


EXPERTISE: UK (incl Oxbridge)
Also: STEM subjects, law
Special qualities: Dynamic, empowering and approachable
lwatson@admissionaccomplie.fr
06 07 77 16 20

After qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in London, Liz moved to Berlin where she worked in the valuation department of a German Bank for three years before moving to Paris. Here she completed a TEFL course and taught English to young adults before working for an international property company. Taking time out to raise her three boys has enabled her to play social and competitive sport whilst training at UCAS. In her spare time Liz likes to organise sporting and fundraising events.

Meet Sarah

BA (Hons) Birmingham University, PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education)


EXPERTISE
UK (Imperial College)
Also: Computing, business studies, law
Special qualities: Versatile, creative and encouraging
scattle@admissionaccomplie.fr
06 15 23 45 45

Initially a teacher of French and Spanish in the UK, Sarah moved to France in 1998  and supported her children through the French education system. From 2006 she directed the French headquarters of a Hong Kong based company and travelled extensively to Asia and the Middle East. Sarah has a passion for education and helping students to achieve their potential. She also has a clear understanding of the demands faced by students in the French systems, both at Lycée and Prépa levels. In her spare time Sarah likes reading, hiking and travel.