Julie Ekkers, JD, CEP

Independent Educational Consultant



What do I enjoy most about being a college consultant?
Learning about the people students are now, the people they want to become, and seeing them excited about their futures.

Julie is known for her calm and thorough care of students, as well as her appreciation of data and love of writing. She now draws on her admissions experience to demystify the college search and application process for students and families. She believes deeply in the transformative power of education and, in her work, strives to recognize both the people students are now, and the people they hope to become.

In high school, Julie was voted most theatrical by her graduating class which surprises most people, even those who know her well.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Dean of Admissions, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Former Co-Director of the Northwestern Alumni Admissions Council, Twin Cities Region
  • Mentor, College Possible
  • Application Reader and Applicant Interviewer, Macalester College


  • JD, DePaul University College of Law
  • BA, American Studies, Northwestern University
  • Certificate, Independent Educational Consulting, University of California – Irvine
  • CEP, Certified Educational Planner

Fun Question

If you could be a candy bar, what would you be, and why?

“Almond Joy. An accessible classic that’s unexpectedly fun.”