Beth Silverstein, Owner & Founder, The accepted Life, LLC
BA Psychology, University of Houston
Certificate in College Admissions Counseling, UCLA
Beth began her career as a program manager at the University of California, San Francisco Mount Zion Campus in the Office of the President. Her tenure included leading variety of patient-centered and administrative programs. Before Bellevue, Beth lived in Central Ohio where she focussed her time on raising her family. While a community leader, she was responsible for a number of key initiatives in her local school district including the diversity committee 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'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. Beth has helped hundreds of students through the college planning, search, and application process.
In 2014, Beth and her family moved to Bellevue, Washington where she quickly became involved in the local community volunteering her time with College Corps and College Access Now (CAN). She primarily works with students on the Eastside although she also enjoys working remotely with students across the country. In her 10+ years of experience she has read well over 5,000 essays. Helping clients tell their true and authentic stories is one of her favorite ways to spend the fall!
Beth is an associate member of the IECA and 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 Parent Advisory Board of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Beth's three children are grown and flown and when she isn't traveling to visit them, she loves exploring the PNW with her husband, Ray, volunteering for a few important national causes, reading, and adding to her cookbook collection. She is a recent mom to Wrigley (pictured) who she is hoping will one day be smart enough to attend canine college and become a therapy dog. Beth is searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie which she is certain exists. Somewhere.