Our Team

Owner, Advisor, and Lead Consultant
Jennifer Williams Taylor works with all students to support and advise them through the college application process.   More about Jennifer...

Julia Duszak joined Avalon in the fall of 2021, and brings over a decade of experience working with students of all ages in academic settings. She has a B.A. in Communications & Public Relations from Virginia Tech and spent the early part of her career working in supplier-client relations and marketing. Julia enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters, her husband, and the ever-changing menagerie of animals living in her house. In her free time, she can be found creating or building, enjoying family movie nights, getting warm in the sunshine or learning something new.     More about Julia...

Client Services Manager
Julia Smith-Johnson is an alum of Avalon College Advising who returned to Avalon with a Data & Business Analytics degree from Suffolk University. Julia specializes in facilitating student onboarding and program experiences, updating internal processes, and synthesizing and analyzing student data. In her free time, Julia enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling with friends and family. More about Julia...

Essay Reviewers & Readers
Led by Jennifer Williams Taylor and supported by a team of editors. Our essay team boasts experience in education, business, communications, economics and more. They hold bachelors and masters degrees from universities across the country (including Harvard and Stanford), and have years of experience in editing, copywriting, and college admissions.

Communications, Operations and Customer Support
The Avalon College Advising Team includes professionals with backgrounds in finance, client and community relations, communications, marketing, education, and business management. We are both Myers Briggs MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory certified.

Jennifer Williams Taylor
Jennifer Williams Taylor
Julia Duszak
Julia Smith-Johnson
Sebastian & Hugo

Sebastian & Hugo

Sebastian and Hugo have joined our team, taking over where Zinc (our first office support-pup) left off. The puppy-pair add their warmth and calm to our already supportive environment, helping our students feel relaxed and welcomed at a time when they need it the most.

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