Dana has four years of experience in college counseling and navigating the financial aid process. Her passion for college counseling shines through in any related conversation, but her favorite part of the college admissions process is helping a student build a well-rounded list of colleges and universities.

Dana has helped over 150 students through the college admissions process, yielding over 400 college acceptances, including five from Ivy League universities.  Dana has helped high school students receive approximately $6 million in financial aid for college.

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Dana attended a local public high school before starting her college career. She understands the stress and struggles of a transfer student, as she attended four colleges in New York State before receiving her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from SUNY Oneonta. Immersing herself in everything the campus has to offer, Dana grew as a leader on campus as the Editor in Chief for Oneonta Odyssey, Secretary for the Class of 2017, Secretary and Events Coordinator for Oneonta National Alliance on Mental Illness, and a member of the executive board for her dorm building. 

Currently, Dana is working towards her Master’s in Higher Education Administration and Leadership at Purdue University, and a graduate certificate in College Counseling through UCLA. In her spare time, Dana is always looking for new places to explore in New York City with her friends and family. 

Dana is based in the Manhattan, New York area and serves clients in-person in the New York Metro area and online nationally.

Have a few questions about the college admissions process? Pick Dana’s Brain by clicking on the brain icon above.


Dana Marvin is a College Admissions Consultant for Firat Education

M.Ed., College Administration and Leadership
Purdue University – Estimated completion June 2021

BS, Psychology
SUNY Oneonta

Dana is a Senior College Admissions Consultant who will:

  • Fully assess your student to identify: Personality traits, career matches, academic strengths, learning skills and styles
  • Prepare an individually custom-tailored college preparation plan and academic curriculum to achieve your desired results
  • Provide personalized college counseling and advising services
  • Guide and help you with every step of the college application process, including college essay preparation, resume building, interviews, and campus visits.
To get started, please register for an Educational Assessment here.

The College and Career Assessment is a a three session assessment of personality, interests, skills and abilities in order to identify the most fitting careers, college majors and up to 30 colleges based on size, location, academics, and extracurriculars that are best fit for the student.

If your student is not satisfied with his or her college and major list, Dana will work with your student to develop a new list that he or she feels confident about while also considering college compatibility.

To schedule a College and Career Assessment with Dana, please email clientrelations@firateducation.com or call 516-441-7617.

If you are interested in our Testing Analysis service to identify content gaps and the right test for you (ACT or SAT), click here.

In alignment with your college and career goals, Dana will identify your standardized test objectives, analyze your current test scores (official scores or Firat Education practice testing) to determine the best test for you, and create a strategy with you to hit your score objectives.

The Firat Education’s team of standardized test prep tutors can provide test prep for the ACT/SAT for college admissions.

To schedule practice testing with Firat Education, please call 516-441-7617 ext. 1 or fill out this form.

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