About Us

Anna Costaras and Gail Liss are co-founders of Bound to Organize, LLC, an educational consulting firm, and co-authors of  The College Bound Organizer, The University Bound Organizer and The College Bound Planner. Our book are available online and in bookstores. As co-founders of Bound to Organize, our mission is to empower students to become college ready and to successfully navigate the complicated and stressful college application process. Our efforts are focused on providing guidance and support for all college bound students, regardless of where they apply.

photo Anna 3-2.8.13Anna Costaras holds a BS and MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. A veteran of the college application process, Anna has counseled many students through their process and founded a college-mentoring program to provide guidance and support to underserved students from her community. Anna has been actively involved with an educational enrichment program for children in need of after-school support, as a volunteer, college mentor and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Anna is a veteran of the college application process, having guided her three children on their paths— graduate and undergraduate— to Cornell University, Wake Forest University and New York University.

Gail Liss earned a MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, studied at The London School of Economics and holds a BA from the University of Rochester. Gail serves on the Board of Trustees of an organization running dynamic community centers delivering programming and services to residents across the five boroughs of New York City. Gail has extensive experience with the college application process and has served as a coach and advisor to college- bound students in a number of nonprofit organizations.

Gail counseled her three children on their undergraduate and graduate journeys to Brown, Columbia, Harvard and Wesleyan Universities.

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