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Channel CCR is staffed by some of the most dynamic and knowledgeable voices in the college admissions world.

Nina Berler, Featured Contributor
Nina is an author, college counselor, and curriculum consultant at The Hudson School in Hoboken, New Jersey. In addition, she manages the independent college resource and consulting website unCommon Apps.

Nina is a Unigo and Noodle expert whose work has appeared in Forbes and CollegeWeekLive. She is the author of two books on the college application: Supplementing the Supplement and Mastering the College Interview, available on iBooks. Nina is also a Professional Member, Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Ethan Lin, Featured Contributor

Ethan is a speaker and technology and business consultant working with technology companies in the education space and beyond. His passion and belief in helping all individuals realize and activate their potential has brought him to the college counseling and admissions space.

His experience in education has included classroom teaching, management consulting, education policy, and education and college admissions technology. In the college admissions space, Ethan has trained over 2,000 college counselors on the topics of social media/online presence, character development, and digital application strategies. 

Sue Moller, Featured Contributor

Sue has been a Public High School Guidance Counselor for 16 years.  She currently works at Lynbrook High School in Long Island, New York. Sue earned her MS in Counseling from Long Island University, and her Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from Stony Brook University. She is a NYS Certified School Counselor and also holds certifications as a School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL).

Sue has a long history of volunteerism, community involvement, and passion towards helping others.  While attending Stony Brook University, she was a Peer Advocate for Family Service League of Suffolk County, working one-on- one with at-risk youth in a mentoring capacity.  It was through this experience that Sue developed her love of working with youth in a counseling capacity.

Presently, outside of the school day, Sue is also very active in the School Counseling community serving as an executive board member for the Nassau Counselors’ Association (a not-for- profit organization made up of school and college counselors) for 15 years and is currently serving as the President of the association. Through the Nassau Counselors’ Association, Sue has been volunteering her time for the betterment of the children and families of Nassau County. 

Iva Stewart-Barre, Featured Contributor

Iva is a Senior Admissions Officer at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, and is alum of Spelman College as both a student and admissions official. She is an avid believer in mindful counseling, taking the time to understand each person she works with in order to aid them in the best ways possible. Throughout her six years in undergraduate admission, and time enrolled at Spelman College, she has become an expert on enrollment and retention strategies for Historically Black Colleges & Universities, and believes in the power of mentoring.


Having been raised by her mother, and surrounded by the love of family from the community and church, she is community based herself, and encourages “community” in all roles and spaces of her life. As the African proverb states, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Iva’s passion for traveling began in middle school, and since then she has traveled to over 30 countries, including spending a year living in Shenzhen, China. There, she taught English as a second language and led discussions on entering foreign universities. In her spare time, she travels, practices yoga, mentors, and sits on non-profit boards.

More About Us

Channel CCR is a collective passion project dedicated to providing a centralized hub for the busiest and most hard-working professionals in the world - college admissions counselors. Our mission is to lower the barriers between good practice and hard-working counselors to help all students. We are here to provide news, updates, and resources for counselors.

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