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unCommon Founder

About Our Founder

Nina Berler

Nina Berler advises high school students and their families, focusing on how applicants can differentiate themselves in the admissions process. She also counsels families regarding independent schools and other K-12 options. Nina particularly enjoys working one-on-one with students to help them improve their persuasive writing and interviewing and has created ebooks to boost those skills.

Previously, Nina was college counselor and curriculum consultant at The Hudson School in Hoboken, New Jersey. She has also advised educational startups. Prior to transitioning to K-12 education, Nina directed the Executive Education business for KPMG.


Nina has an AB with Honors from Brown University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University. She holds a Certificate with Distinction in College Counseling from UCLA Extension. Nina is a Professional Member, Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Her blogs and articles have appeared in, Parentology, College Confidential and LINK for Counselors. Nina also enjoys mentoring for StartEd.

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