Kelci Lynn Lucier has nearly ten years of full-time experience working with and at colleges, in positions ranging from a college admissions adviser for teenagers in foster care to a Program Officer at a consortium of twelve colleges in the Midwest. She now serves as a freelance education writer.
From her own college years, Kelci was enamored with college life and the life-changing experiences that can happen within those few short years. After college, she pursued graduate study in Higher Education and has been in the field ever since. Her work as a college admissions adviser, in college residence halls, in student activities and residence life offices, in a Dean of Students office, and with countless faculty and staff colleagues has only furthered her passion for helping students better understand how to successfully manage -- and experience -- their time in college.
In addition to her work at About.com, Kelci is a co-founder of The College Parent Handbook. She previously wrote the weekly "The College Experience" blog at US News & World Report and has been interviewed for or featured in multiple media outlets, including CNN Headline News, StudentAdvisor.com (a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company), TeenVogue.com, Yahoo! News, Cosmo GIRL!, Wall Street Journal on Campus/Unigo, HerCampus, and other major magazines and newspapers. She has also been featured on the "Growing Up with Dr. Jerry Brodlie" national radio show and WCBS 880's "Opening Bell" in New York City.
From Kelci Lynn Lucier:
My goal is to help college students navigate very complicated systems and ensure they get the most out of their college experiences. You'll find information dealing with everything from finances and study abroad to how to handle the ups and downs of living with a roommate. If, however, there are questions you have or topics you'd like to learn more about, please let me know! I hope you'll make the About.com College Life site a resource that you keep returning to throughout your college career.