Ricki Benjamin is the Founder and Owner of CollegeSage, a boutique college counseling firm based in Wellesley, MA.

CollegeSage offers college consulting for high school students and college application workshops for rising seniors. Ricki has worked as an independent college counselor since 2012, guiding high school students through the nuanced college admissions process. She focuses on building relationships with students and families to understand their unique story and achieve positive results.


Prior to transitioning to college counseling, Ricki spent nine years at the Harvard Kennedy School. As a senior admissions officer, she oversaw the end-to-end admissions process, read and evaluated hundreds of applications each year and advised prospective applicants. 

Ricki earned a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, while also gaining experience in residential life and career services at two Boston area universities. Before embarking on her career in higher education, Ricki worked in management consulting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

Families have returned to Ricki time and again to ease the stress of applying to college. She enjoys guiding students and families through what can be a daunting process.

Ricki also volunteers for the National GRACE Foundation, providing college admissions advice to students affected by cancer.