Mary Haynes has over 25 years of work in higher education and has an extensive background in college readiness, college admissions, and personal and career coaching. 

After receiving her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, Mary worked at Stanford for 4 years as an Associate Director of Admissions and for an additional 4 years as an Assistant Dean of Students.   Mary was also served as the Assistant Director of Admissions at both Colorado State University and the University of Denver.  Mary has spent the last 14 years at the Daniels Fund in their scholarship program where she has supported hundreds of students from the start of their college search through to graduation and beyond.  Mary’s passion is helping young people from all backgrounds and abilities discover their strengths and connect those strengths with higher education and career possibilities. Mary has been training faculty and staff in Academic Coaching skills for years, and whole heartedly believes in its power to transform education.