Christine Chapman has been empowering students and guiding her client families through the private school and college admissions processes since 1995. She has coached and guided over 3,000 domestic and international students. She works closely with students and their families to help them find and secure the right educational opportunities for each student.
In 2012, Christine stepped away from her consulting practice for three years to become the first Director of International Students at a Boston area independent school where she worked in international admissions, college counseling, supported international students and families, and was responsible for SEVIS I-20 documentation and visa procurement assistance. Her role as Director of International Students gave her the opportunity to assist with institutional needs pertaining to international students with the annual fund, student health insurance, host family referrals and school-family-liaison work.
Christine has served as Chair of the Schools Committee, was a participating member of the IECA credentialing task force for schools consulting and served on the membership committee for the Independent Educational Consultants Association. She was a board member for The Cape Cod Montessori School, served as vice-president and secretary of The Sandwich Montessori Enrichment and Assistance Fund, and has served as co-VP on the Hopkins School PTA. She has also served as parent liaison coordinator for the HPTA and is a school council member for Elmwood School.
Christine Chapman is a graduate of the Sacred Heart School of Montreal and Skidmore College, and remains in pursuit of her master's degree at Harvard University. In her free time, she is with her kids, out walking the local state parks with her dog, and is an enthusiastic yogi and student of pilates.
Sims Yun graduated from Tufts University, where she majored in biology and minored in political science. During her university years, Sims co-founded and ran a tutoring organization that helped match international students to tutors and supported their adjustment to the rigors of academic life in the United States. These students were also supported in their standardized test preparation for the TOEFL, SAT I, SAT II, SSAT and ISEE. As a tutor herself, Sims has worked with over 100 students, developing and personalizing study materials and learning methods to help students build study skills, strengthen learning foundations, and ultimately improve grades and test scores.
After graduating from university, Sims worked as a director for two businesses where she streamlined business processes, developed and trained associate teams and interfaced with product vendors. She also worked as a legal intern, analyzing the viability of EB-5 based business projects, developing marketing materials for potential investors, building financial models and securing permits under California state guidelines.
In her free time, Sims has been reluctantly trying to enjoy time at the gym, but has assiduously (and quite successfully) avoided Christine's invites to attend yoga classes. Sims loves watching documentaries and HGTV and hanging out with her friends. She is a coffee addict and a little bit of a tea snob.
Elizabeth “Lisa” Sanchez O’Brien assists with community outreach and also works to support our college counseling team. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) and has passed the test for the MTEL (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure). Lisa has joined the team after taking some time to stay home with her three boys. Prior to this she worked as a LICSW at Boston Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and in the Hartford Public Schools. Her life experiences in these dynamic settings have provided her with invaluable skills in working with families as they transition through major life events.
Lisa earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Providence College. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Lisa has lived in the Hopkinton community for the last twelve years with her husband, three boys and the world’s best Labrador Retriever, Rex. She is often found on the sidelines of her son’s various sporting events or in attendance at their school events. When they have downtime they love to visit the ocean in Wellfleet, MA.
Victoriacoaches students at all stages of their development, guiding them through an appreciation and understanding of self as a foundation for personal and professional success. With the utilization of various assessment tools and an interactive approach, Vicky has the ability to empower students to delve deep into who they are and what that means for achieving their unique personal goals.
Vicky comes to Education Station with over 20 years of professional experience starting her career in human resources for Arthur Andersen in San Francisco and later Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She earned her M.A degree from Boston College Lynch School of Education with an emphasis in vocational counseling. For the next nine years, Vicky guided students through career exploration, resumé creation, interview preparation, and offer evaluation and negotiation at Babson College’s Undergraduate Center for Career Development. She was responsible for the development and implementation of the Center’s career strategy, integrating career education within the student experience as well as fostered relationships with organizations leading to employment opportunities. She is excited to bring her breadth of experience to the students of Education Station and teach them skills that are applicable across all stages of life.
When Vicky is not stirring up something delicious in her kitchen, she can be found outdoors with her family. She and her family love traveling and exploring new areas within the U.S. and abroad.
Stephanie has been fascinated by human relationships and interpersonal communication from a young age. With over 14 years of experience in academia, she delivers a deft blend of counseling and advocacy with students and their families. Growing up can often be difficult to navigate alone, and Stephanie is invested in helping teach children how to express themselves as well as recognize and celebrate their authentic self. She is thrilled to join in the Education Station vision to help students realize their full potential.
As a licensed school counselor, Stephanie has dedicated her time working alongside adolescents (and their parents!) to navigate the many social and emotional challenges of middle school. Through her work in schools, she has seen first hand the transformative nature of establishing positive relationships with youth. She is an effective agent in assisting children and their families with exploration, development and ultimate achievement of their personal goals. She is invested in and committed to supporting the unique academic and emotional journeys of each student. Additionally, Stephanie provides a diverse counseling background which includes college counseling and advising, career development, individual and small group, peer conflict and mediation as well as expressive arts therapy.
A native of New Jersey, Stephanie is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, Montclair State University and Northeastern University. When Stephanie is not working with kids, she is an impromptu chef, creating new culinary dishes in her kitchen while dancing to a scintillating beat.
Devon is the Program Manager for Education Station where she oversees and coordinates events, tutors and supervises the flagship Homework Academy. She is also a valued member of the marketing team. Prior to college graduation, Devon has regularly worked with children as a camp counselor, tutor, nanny, Taekwondo instructor, and a figure skating instructor.
Devon holds a B.A. in Psychology fromEckerd College,and has plans to pursue a master’s degree in Speech Pathology in the near future. She is a passionate traveler and enjoys exploring different cultures. Devon is a native of Long Island, NY and a NY sports fan, but is truly enjoying the various running trails in the Hopkinton area, and meeting new members of our amazing community.
Morgan graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Strategic Communications and a minor in Business Administration. As Program Coordinator, Morgan supports our Homework Academy Program, assists with all application-based work for Christine Chapman’s private clients and is instrumental in running the daily office operations. A Hopkinton native herself, Morgan, is thrilled to be working to support youth in her hometown. She enjoys living in Boston, exploring new shops and restaurants and running.
Heather, a recent graduate of Holliston High School, is our front line at Education Station assisting with note and resource editing, technology issues and client support. She is also a math tutor with our Homework Academy program and finds this to be the most rewarding and energizing part of her day. Heather is currently working on writing, recording, and performing her own music, and plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh in the Fall. Her dogs, Jackson and General, are her favorite things in the world.