Director of College Counseling
Since 1997, Christine Pluta's career has centered around international selective college admissions. She began at the University of Pennsylvania as Regional Director of Undergraduate Admissions reading both domestic and international applications, and moved on to Barnard College to become the Associate Director of Admissions. At Horace Mann School she was the Associate Director of College Counseling, followed by her selection into the position of Director of College Counseling at the Lycée Français de New York. Over her 10 years at the Lycée, she evolved the college counseling office while reading international applications for UCLA and serving as an Audit Chair for the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS).
Christine has taught college counseling skills to counselors from around the world as Distinguished Visiting Faculty for the College Board's Summer Institute for International Counselors, was named the Director of the Summer Institute for ACCIS in 2012, and has been a panelist at the College Board Forum, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, and the Council of International Schools Global Forum on International Admissions and Guidance. She has been quoted in US News & World Report and Bloomberg, and has been published in the New York Times on the subject of selective college admissions. She joined the College Office at UNIS as director in 2022, which she describes as her "dream job." Christine holds an A.B. in Religion from Bryn Mawr College.