Meet the team at On My Way

Nicole Hosemann, Founder and Lead Consultant

Nicole Hosemann’s professional experience makes her uniquely suited to provide students and parents with personalized guidance through the college admissions process.

Nicole holds a B.A. Degree from UC Berkeley, a Secondary Education Teaching Credential from the State of California, and an Independent Educational Consultant certificate from UC Irvine. She is an active member in the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).

Nicole has nearly 20 years experience working with teens, including 4 years as a social studies teacher, 2 years as an English teacher and 11 years as a college advisor. She has traveled extensively and has lived and taught in Korea and Japan. Nicole spent several years as a college advisor in public schools, where she helped students of all abilities and backgrounds secure admissions and funding for college. She founded On My Way to provide students and their families with the highest level of individualized help through the complex process of college admissions and financial aid.

Nicole lives with her family in Berkeley, CA and works virtually with students from around the world.

Priscilla Vivio, College Consultant and Transfer Specialist

As the Seattle-based consultant at On My Way, Priscilla has a wealth of experience in college and career advising.

Priscilla’s journey as a college consultant began in the San Francisco Bay area, where she served as a Mentor for first-gen college applicants through the nonprofit 10,000 Degrees in Sonoma and Marin counties. In addition to guiding her own four children through the college application process, Priscilla completed a Professional Certificate in College and Career Counseling from UC Berkeley in 2016, and completed a Master’s in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University in 2018. She worked at the College of Marin before joining On My Way Consulting. She is a member of the Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC),  the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC), and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). Priscilla is well-versed in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the Advanced Placement Capstone Program. She is a Certified Educational Planner with the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP), a Certified College Affordability Advisor with the National College Affordability Group (NCAG) and the Transfer Affinity Group Co-Coordinator with IECA. Priscilla also runs the monthly roundtable meetings for the North Bay IECs and the Seattle Area College Consultants, and continues to volunteer with first generation college applicants through Scholar Match and Match Lighters.

Priscilla lives with her husband in Seattle, WA, and works virtually with students from around the world.

Julie Mozena, College Consultant

Leveraging over 30 years of professional experience, Julie Mozena is dedicated to supporting young people as they prepare to take their next step in their educational journey towards college.

Julie holds a degree in English from UCLA. She first established herself as a successful fundraising consultant, developing her expertise in grant writing, prospect research, strategic planning and donor stewardship while raising millions in new funding for a wide range of causes.

After supporting both her son and daughter in finding their best college fits, Julie was inspired to weave together the experience and wisdom she gained from both her professional career and motherhood to embark on a new path as a college consultant. In addition to completing with distinction the Professional Certificate in College Admissions and Career Planning from UC Berkeley, Julie serves as a volunteer college and essay coach to first generation and low income students from around the country through the nonprofit ScholarMatch. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). Julie is constantly delighted and energized by the students she works with, bringing an infectious enthusiasm to every interaction.

Julie lives in Marin County with her husband and “pandemic puppy,” Poppy. She works virtually with students from around the world.

Nicole Freeling, College Consultant

A lifelong writer and communications specialist who spent more than a decade working in higher education, Nicole Freeling is passionate about the role college plays in helping young people expand their understanding of themselves and the world.

Nicole holds a B.A. in English and Modern Languages from Emory University. She worked for years as a journalist before spending a decade in communications at the University of California, writing about admissions, financial aid, student life and student success for UC’s 10 campus system. She played a key role in UC initiatives to expand financial aid for low-income students, defend DACA at the Supreme Court and support first-generation college students.

Nicole is also the mother of three college-age students, who are now happily pursuing their own education.

Nicole has always loved working with young adults. She is a provisional member of HECA and holds a certificate as an Independent Educational Consultant. Nicole is eager to help students explore their college options, find and tell their unique story and discover the fit that is right for them.

Nicole lives with her family in Berkeley. She is happy to see students in-person and also works virtually with students from around the world.

Laura Francis, Careers + Majors Specialist and Student Success Coach

Laura Francis brings over 30 years of diverse experience to her work as a consultant and coach.

After earning a double BA in International Relations and Psychology from UC Davis, she began her career living and working in Japan. She has held positions in education, logistics, sales, art and software. She is a certified college and career counselor specializing in career coaching for teens and young adults. She also runs career readiness workshops for rising and recent college graduates.

 Laura is passionate about helping teens and young adults tap into self-discovery and career and major exploration in preparation for what’s ahead. Her years of working with young people – from elementary school through college graduation – exposed her to the inner-workings of lower and higher education. She has seen first-hand that investing time in self-discovery helps teens make a successful transition from dependents to independent contributors. She also believes in the value of career exploration while in high school and leading into the college admissions process.

Laura lives in Oakland with her husband and has two college aged daughters. She works virtually with students from around the world.

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The students in the photos on this site were asked to select a word or phrase that best described their feelings about leaving high school and going on to college. These are the words they shared.