About

Mandy Stangeland

Independent Educational Consultant

Mandy Stangeland is an Independent Educational Consultant with a background in admissions and is a former animal trainer and zookeeper. She is a professional member of the Higher Educational Consultants Association and the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Mandy started her independent practice, Wise Owl College Consulting, in 2007 and now joins Michelle as the second counselor for Admit You to College. She earned three associate degrees from Moorpark College, including one in Exotic Animal Training and Management. She later went on to earn her BA in Management and ultimately graduated magna cum laude from National University with an MS in Higher Education Administration. Her thesis addressed the need for expanded veteran access to education in Ventura County.

Mandy is experienced in working with students of all ages from high school to the non-traditional adult learner. She is particularly interested in helping students develop their personal story so they can integrate that into their college applications and final decisions. Mandy also assists students with their digital identity, helping them make the most of the social media and digital tools they have at their disposal.

Mandy is raising three children in the Conejo Valley and her husband, Chad, is the Toyota Program Coordinator at Ventura College. They love camping and spending time with their awesome kids and unique pets.