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Learn about Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Program
Sign up for free to watch an online information session on Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Program for high school students. Columbia University invites the world’s top high school students to deepen their academic and college preparation through our Immersion programs this summer.


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Anita Weiss
Assistant Director of Recruitment @Pre-College Programs at Columbia University
Anita Weiss is the Assistant Director of Recruitment for Pre-College Programs at Columbia University. In her capacity as assistant director, she meets with students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors nationally and globally to introduce students to Columbia’s Immersion and College Edge programs and the benefits of pre-college programs generally. She has also served as an admissions officer for Columbia’s Pre-college Programs and as a mentor for prior Immersion students participating in Columbia’s Ambassadorship. Anita is passionate about education and feels privileged to have been a small part of so many students’ journeys.
Michelle Guaman
Senior Admissions Specialist @Pre-College Programs at Columbia University
Michelle Guaman is a Senior Admissions Specialist for the Pre-College Programs at Columbia University. As an Admissions Specialist she oversees the application process across our programs to ensure students experience a streamlined interface from material submission to course registration. In addition to maintaining backend operations, she is also a Lead Mentor in our Columbia Ambassadorship and Advisor to our Youth in STEM cohort. Michelle strives to continuously improve our student's experience and to foster the growth of our Pre-College community even post participation.
Joanna Severino
Educator, Founder & President @US College Expo & Prepskills
Joanna Severino is the Founder & President of PREPSKILLS and the US College Expo. Joanna has been an educator for over 25 years, helping students to excel in achieving important milestones in education. For many Canadian families, applying to private schools and US colleges can be daunting. PREPSKILLS helps navigate this process by giving families the tools, resources and connections to maximize opportunities. Joanna created the US College Expo in Canada and PrepConnect events to help families explore their educational pathways. Education is really about resourcefulness. As a certified teacher and passionate mom-preneur, Joanna is always looking for ways to ensure that students connect with these opportunities and get the valuable information they need to make informed decisions about education.