Katherine O’Brien is known as America’s Leading Authority on College Planning. She is the founder and principal college planning specialist at Celtic College Consultants. From her base in southern California, Katherine serves families all across the USA. As an award winning speaker for national educational conferences, she is known for her no nonsense style and her ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Top Quality College Planning.
Ms. O’Brien earned her BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University in 1986 and an MA in Catholic Theology from Franciscan University in 1991, graduating with honors. She is committed to providing students and their families with empowering vital personalised guidance during their high school and college years.
Katherine is an experienced educator. Over the past thirteen years, she has taught all levels from Kindergarten through high school.
Since 2004, Celtic College Consultants, has been helping students and their families from all over the USA prepare for college, get accepted, and find ways to pay the fees. CCC is a member of the National Institute of Certified College Planning Specialists. NICCP advisors are professionals with extensive training and continuing education in college financial planning. We possess the skills and experience necessary to help you reduce the financial impact of higher education.
Katherine is a member of the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling, the NICCP, the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG), and the Higher Education Consultants Association, HECA. WACAC, HECA, and NICCP have high codes of ethics, to which CCC adheres.
Katherine is also the Troop Chaplain and Catholic Religious Emblems Counselor for Boy Scout Troop 681. She is a member of Christian Family Schools of Poway, CA, the HomeSchool Legal Defense Association, and the California Homeschool Network, where she has spoken at two different annual conferences. She is a seasoned professional actively involved in her community. She is the immediate past president of the Bnillionaires chapter of Business Network International. She was also a founding member of the Education Committee of the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce. Lastly, Katherine is active in her parish, San Rafael Catholic Church of Rancho Bernardo, CA.
Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS
Celtic College Consultants
12463 Rancho Bernardo Road #111
San Diego, CA 92128
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