Two New Consultants Join Dunbar!

By The Dunbar Team


We are pleased to announce and welcome our two newest consultants,
Allison Slater Tate and Holly Brown!

Allison Slater Tate advises college-bound students and their families to help them find college homes where they will thrive and grow. She joins Dunbar after establishing a career as a professional freelance writer covering parenting, education, and college admissions for national outlets including NBC News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Family Circle Magazine.

Allison graduated with a degree in English Literature and American Studies from Princeton University in 1996 and has remained very involved as an alumna, serving as class president, class agent, and on the steering committee for the university’s women’s conference, She Roars. She recently retired from conducting alumni interviews for Princeton after 20 years.

With extensive experience in test prep and personal essay writing, Allison focuses on finding the fun and the positive in what can be a stressful process. She loves to help each student find their voice and their story through the college application journey.

She is a student member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and visits several college campuses per year. She also volunteers weekly in the college counseling office at her local public high school, works with other local schools’ counseling offices, and makes frequent presentations to her local community on college admissions and prep.

Holly Brown works with families helping them navigate the secondary school and college admissions processes. Holly grew up in Greenwich, CT where she attended Greenwich Academy. She earned a B.A. in Psychology with a focus on Child Development from Lake Forest College. Upon graduation, she pursued a career in education holding teaching positions at St. David’s School in New York City and Mt. Tamalpais School in Mill Valley, CA. Additionally, she was one of the founding members of The St. Matthew’s School in Bedford, NY.

After the birth of her children, Holly took a hiatus from education and enjoyed a successful fifteen-year career in residential real estate where she became well versed in helping people find their “perfect fit”. She has since navigated the admissions process successfully with her own three children at the elementary, secondary and college levels. She is thrilled to be returning to her passion to help students find their “perfect fit” in the educational environment.

Holly has been actively engaged as a parent and volunteer at each of her children’s independent schools and in her greater community. She is an involved member of St. Matthew’s Church in Bedford, NY, where she has served as a Sunday school teacher, fundraising chair, and member of the vestry.

Allison can be reached at:
Holly can be reached at: