With 15 years of experience in education and admissions counseling, Jeff Knox is the trusted educational consultant for students and families, both in the DC Metro Area and around the globe.
Jeff founded Moxie College Counseling to help families manage each moving part of the admissions process. His resourceful and customized approach to high school planning and college admissions motivates students to boldly develop their plans and execute real action.
Along with his team, Jeff continually monitors the ever-changing admissions landscape so that he is always ready to recommend accurate, effective, and meaningful guidance. Relying on his experience and continuous research of college admissions requirements, programs, and trends, he suggests colleges that will appropriately complement each student’s specific strengths and personal preferences.
Jeff has worked both in college admissions and as a high school and middle school English teacher. Through his previous work at the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, he has observed the college admissions process from the inside and uses that knowledge to help his students stand out in a compelling and genuine way.
His writing on admissions has been featured in the Washington Post and has been quoted in The Atlantic and Washington Monthly. Additionally, he is a former member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Admissions Advisory Board, serving as a consultant to help admissions officers understand what to look for in promising applicants. He is currently the chairman of the board for Story District, a Washington, DC nonprofit arts organization named the “gold standard” in storytelling by the Washington Post.
Jeff holds a Master of Art in Secondary Education, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, and a Bachelor of Art in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. He subsequently completed post-graduate coursework in special education and holds an endorsement in gifted education from the University of Virginia. He is a voting member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and Higher Education Consultants Associate (HECA).