College Counseling Team

Lauren LiebermanLauren Lieberman '98, Director of College Counseling
llieberman@shadysideacademy.org | 412-968-3099

A proud alumna, Lauren Lieberman returned to Shady Side in 2016 from The Ellis School, where she served as the director of college counseling for three years. She began her career in college admissions, serving as the University of Chicago's assistant director and senior assistant director of admissions. She later served as associate admissions director, director of Lower School admissions and interim college counselor at Sewickley Academy in Pittsburgh, and as associate director of college counseling at the Latin School of Chicago.

Julie HertzJulie Hertz, Associate Director of College Counseling
jhertz@shadysideacademy.org | 412-968-3220

Julie Hertz arrived at Shady Side in 2008. She began her career in college admissions, working as a tour guide at Penn State University and as an assistant director of admissions at Carnegie Mellon University.

Lucas FrankelLucas Frankel, College Counselor
lfrankel@shadysideacademy.org | 412-968-3129

Lucas Frankel joined Shady Side in 2017. He previously worked as the director of high school academics and college prep at Citysquash in New York City and as an independent college counselor at RTS, a college advising company he co-founded.

Kelsey Williams, Assistant to the College Counselors
kwilliams@shadysideacademy.org | 412-968-3141

Kelsey Williams joined the College Counseling Office in 2018, bringing with her more than a decade of professional experience in a wide range of settings, including research, nonprofit and higher education.