Beth Silverstein, Owner & Founder, The accepted Life, LLC
BA Psychology, University of Houston
Certificate in College Admissions Counseling, UCLA
Beth began her career in hospital administration as a program manager at the University of California, San Francisco Mount Zion Campus in the Office of the President. Her tenure included leading a variety of patient-centered and administrative programs. She went on to work for the hospital foundation supporting the work of Ruach Ami, the Bay Area Healing Center, and the hospital chaplaincy program.
Before Bellevue, Beth lived in Central Ohio where she did not work for pay but rather focused her energy on local educational issues. While raising a family, she was a dedicated community leader responsible for a number of key initiatives in her local school district including serving as a founding member of the district's diversity committee, a member of the strategic planning committee, President of the high school PTA and Chair of the district's Anti-Bullying committee.
When she found resources lacking for her own children's college search, Beth enrolled in UCLA extension's prestigious College Counselor Certificate program from which she graduated with distinction. Concurrently, Beth volunteered her services in a start-up charter school, Columbus Collegiate Academy, guiding 8th graders in their application to high school and later for the Columbus KIPP School in their KIPP to College Office. Since then, Beth has helped hundreds of students through the college planning, search, and application process.
Beth and her family moved to Bellevue, Washington nearly ten years ago where she quickly became involved in the local community volunteering her time with College Corps and College Access Now (CAN). She currently works primarily with students on the Eastside. In her nearly 20 years of experience she has read well over 5,000 essays and can think of no better way to spend the fall months!
Beth is an associate member of the IECA and Co-Chairs the Jewish Affinity Group. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) and subscribes to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice. She serves on the board of trustees of Hillel at The University of Washington and is a former member of the Parent Advisory Board of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. For the past 5 years Beth has served on the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle's camp scholarship committee. Her three grown children have long ago flown and when she isn't traveling to visit them, she loves exploring the PNW with her husband, Ray, and her Australian Labradoodle, Wrigley. Beth is searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie which she is certain exists. Somewhere.