About the Speakers
Meet the experts who’ll be accompanying you on this 3-part series.
C. Claire Law, M.S., Founder of Educational Avenues
Claire Law is a nationally recognized expert in college admissions and college financial aid advising. She teaches college affordability to educators enrolled in the Independent Educational Consultant program at UC-Irvine. She recently published “How to Control Your College Costs,” a financial aid manual meant for college professionals, families, and students.
Chanell Thomas, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Vanderbilt University
A Vanderbilt Commodore twice over, with a BA in Human and Organizational Development and a master’s in Higher Education Administration, Chanell has worked in financial aid at both her alma mater and Nashville neighbor Belmont University. A former student-athlete herself, Chanell served as Director of Women’s Basketball Operations for two years before returning to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Will Geiger, CEO & Cofounder of Scholarships360
Will has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.