Ms. Erin Kitson
Director of Community and Student Affairs
Office Location: Room 112, Counseling Office
As the College/Career Coach of Lake View High School, it is my responsibility to ensure every student graduates with a concrete post-secondary plan. I received my Bachelor's in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011, and I'm currently working on my Master's in Relational Communication at DePaul University.
I absolutely love my job! As the first person in my family to attend college, I am passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of high school students. With over four years of experience in post-secondary advising, I've helped thousands of students from across the country with understanding the college application process, with applying for financial aid, with writing effective personal statements, and with choosing a college or university that is right for them.
When I'm not helping students figure out the next stage of their lives, you can find me cooking up a storm in my kitchen, working on homework for my graduate degree, attending a concert, or exploring new neighborhoods in the city.
Year Started: 2012
Degrees: B.A. in LAS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Communication;M.A. in Relational Communication from DePaul University (expected graduation date - March 2016)
Expertise Areas: Post-secondary counseling - college match & fit, financial aid/FAFSA, personal statement writing, career counseling
Experience: College Adviser - Illinois College Advising Corps (2011-2012);College Match Adviser - MDRC (2012);College/Career Coach - Lake View High School - Chicago Public Schools (2012-2014);High School Relations Manager - Cappex.com (2014-2015)
Professional Interests: College counseling, financial aid counseling, public speaking
Awards: Financial Aid Certification with ISAC