Kelci Lynn Lucier


Kelci Lynn Lucier has nearly ten years of full-time experience working with and at colleges, in positions ranging from a college admissions adviser for teenagers in foster care to a Program Officer at a consortium of twelve colleges in the Midwest. She now serves as a freelance education writer.


From her own college years, Kelci was enamored with college life and the life-changing experiences that can happen within those few short years. After college, she pursued graduate study in Higher Education and has been in the field ever since. Her work as a college admissions adviser, in college residence halls, in student activities and residence life offices, in a Dean of Students office, and with countless faculty and staff colleagues has only furthered her passion for helping students better understand how to successfully manage -- and experience -- their time in college.

Kelci wrote "College Stress Solutions," published by Adams Media and currently available at Barnes and Noble,, and other major retailers. She is a co-founder of The College Parent Handbook and previously wrote the weekly "The College Experience" blog at US News & World Report. She has been interviewed for or featured in multiple media outlets, including CNN Headline News, Katie Couric's show Katie,, Yahoo! News, Cosmo GIRL!, Wall Street Journal on Campus/Unigo, (a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company), HerCampus, and other major magazines and newspapers. She has also been featured on the "Growing Up with Dr. Jerry Brodlie" national radio show and WCBS 880's "Opening Bell" in New York City.


Kelci has a B.A. in English and Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College and an M.Ed., with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration, from Harvard University.

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