BCP Advisors China Team Members

Don Betterton


Dartmouth College, A. B.

Rutgers University M.A.

Harvard Institute for Education Management

Princeton classes of 1960 and 2005, honorary class member


Assistant Professor, Princeton University

Founder and Principal, Betterton College Planning, Pennington, NJ

Founder and Principal, BCP Advisors China

41 years experience in admission counseling. Member of Admission Committee at Princeton for 30 years. As an independent college advisor for 11 years have counseled nearly 400 students, including about 50 Chinese students.

Christy McKellips


Indiana University, J.D. Princeton University, A.B.


Founder & Principal, McKellips College Counseling, Afton, MA

Harvard College Admission Office International Admissions Officer

As a member of the Harvard Admissions Committee, read and evaluated admissions applications and made recommendations for admission. Position also included conducting admissions interviews and travel abroad.

Harvard Freshman Deans Office Freshman Academic Advisor

Provided academic information and guidance to first-year Harvard College students.

Ann Betterton


Rutgers University, M.B.A. Duke University, A.B.


Senior Associate, Betterton College Planning and BCP Advisors China, Highland Park, NJ

Princeton University Admission Office Application reader and evaluator

Read and rate applications, presented recommendations to senior admission staff

Currently counseling numerous college-bound students

Freelance college essay consultant

Edit application essays for students seeking admission to college

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Recruitment Director

Developed and implemented a comprehensive plan to annually recruit 245 AmeriCorps members

Kristin Bogue


Bates College, B.A.

Cornell University, M.B.A.

University of California, San Diego, Cert. College Counseling


Co-Founder, K Squared College Counseling, San Diego, CA

Provide college counseling services to students interested in attending college in the United States

· Academic and extracurricular planning

· College list development and refinement

· College application support

· Essay review and editing

Corporate Marketing Executive, 15 years

Led marketing strategy and new product development efforts for various corporations

· Positioned products for success in domestic and international markets

Karen Gallop


Columbia Business School, Columbia University, M.B.A.

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Marketing Certificate

University of California, San Diego, College Counseling


Co-Founder and Principal, K Squared College Counseling, Chatham, NJ

Provide all aspects of college counseling services to students interested in attending college in the United States. Services include:

· Academic and extracurricular planning

· College list development and refinement

· Standardized test preparation support

· College application oversight

· Essay review and editing

Corporate Marketing Executive, New York, NY

Accomplished marketing and financial professional specializing in dynamic strategic partnerships and marketing and sales execution. Extensive experience in developing strategy, financial cost/benefit analysis, content development and multimedia programs for telecommunications, financial and educational service companies.

Johanna Baum


Columbia University Teachers College, , Ed.M. and M.A

University of Pennsylvania, M.A.

Dartmouth College, B.A.


Founder & Principal, ObjectiveSight Consulting, Princeton, NJ

Provide college and career counseling to individuals. Conducted individual and group guidance counseling sessions to help students develop skills and make decisions related to personal/social growth, college search and planning, creating a realistic college list, essay review, advising on early admission plans, and completing the applications.

Certified NJ School Counselor

Writing Instructor, The Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Teacher, Dartmouth College

SAT Prep Course Instructor, Princeton Review

Kate Cleary


Colorado College, B.A.


Founder & Principal, College Match Plus, Lutherville, MD
Provide professional planning services to high school students involved in the college search and application process. Assess academic and other interests to determine chance of being admitted; identify ways for students to improve and strengthen their college qualifications; review and edit college application essays.

Art & Science Group Senior Consultant and Director of Marketing
Coordinated research projects that involved working closely with senior admissions staff. Developed considerable perspective on what goes into an admission decision.

Also served as a coordinator for CNA-USA. a program to provide students in Chinese national high schools with advice and support they need to apply and get into American colleges and universities.