Ara Nalbandian has worked in many areas of education throughout his career, including college admissions, administration, teaching and post-secondary counseling, the latter of which he has been doing since 2015.
A veteran of Fusion Academy for more than 9 years, he has been at the Pasadena campus since its opening back in 2011. Ara has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Southern California, a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Otis College of Art and Design and is a member of the American School Counselor Association. He is passionate about the college application process, and is well versed in all the current trends affecting both private and state school admissions.
Ara believes that mentorship is an integral component of the college counseling process and is passionate about helping his students realize their hidden potential.
In his spare time, he enjoys writing, spending time outdoors, and making music and short films in his home production studio.