Meet the College Counseling Team
Christine Grover, Director of College Counseling
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Christine joined Trinity Prep in August of 2020 after working in education for over two decades, both domestically and abroad. Most recently, she spent eight years as Head Counselor at an international school in Panama. Through a winding career path as a special education aid, teacher, and then principal, she found her calling in college counseling. As a life long learner, Christine has undergraduate degrees in psychology and business from Ithaca College, her Masters in International Counseling from Lehigh University, and a post-graduate certificate in College Counseling from UCLA.
Christine is a member, regular presenter and has served in leadership positions for numerous professional organizations. As CIS's LACC and Guidance Committees, as Vice-President of Panama School Counselor Association, and on the Membership Committee for International ACAC, she worked side-by-side with university admission directors. She was humbled to have received the Rising Star Award from the International ACAC for exemplifying excellence and dedication to serving students' needs in the transition from high school to college, and the College Board Counselor Recognition Award for going the extra mile to support students and their families on their path to college and career success.
Russell Althouse, Associate Director of College Counseling
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Russell joined Trinity Prep in August of 2020. Prior to Trinity, he spent five years as the Associate Director of College Counseling at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Before working at independent schools, he spent eleven years in college admissions, including stops at Arcadia University, Binghamton University, and Bucknell University. Russell currently serves on the Drexel University Counselor Advisory Board.
Russell has been very involved with the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Association of College Admission Counseling, serving on various technology and professional development committees. He is also a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences. In 2010 he was recognized by The State University of New York College Admissions Professionals for Outstanding contributions to students through university or community service. In 2021 he received The College Board Counselor Recognition Award for his hard work and dedication in helping students succeed, especially through the uncertainties of covid-19.
Maya Lupa, Associate Director of College Counseling
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Maya is extremely proud to be a part of the Trinity Prep family since August 2019. After graduating from Baruch College, she went on to petition for education legislation in the NYS Assembly and on Capitol Hill. Maya then earned her M.S.Ed and continued to work with the City University of New York and its twenty-one institutions in admissions, recruiting, first-year success initiatives, and special program selection. After nearly a decade in Undergraduate Admissions, she built a college counseling program for a private community high school in New York, turning the high school into a testing center and serving as its sole testing coordinator for five years.
Maya is a member of several professional organizations and has promoted best practices in conference presentations, and by serving on various New York State Association for College Admission Counseling committees. In 2020, she served on the special scholarship selection committees for several entities, including The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling.
Gloria Fry, Administrative Assistant
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Gloria Fry joined the College Counseling Office in October 2019, bringing with her more than 25 years of professional experience. She earned a bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. Her previous work experience includes a wide range of settings, including accounting, insurance, medical and governmental. Gloria is excited to be a part of the warm, diverse and dynamic environment at Trinity Prep.