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 definitive guide for every high school student on the college track. The book and is now available online and in bookstores.

photo Anna 3-2.8.13Anna Costaras holds a BS and MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. She is the founder of a college-bound mentoring program for underserved students from her community. She is actively involved with Adventures in Learning, an educational enrichment program for  children in need of after-school support, as a volunteer and college mentor, and has served on 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 Educational Alliance, an organization running dynamic community centers delivering programming and services to residents across the five boroughs of New York City. Gail served from 2013 through 2015 on the Advisory Board of Young Women’s Leadership Network, now Student Leadership Network, which supports The Young Women’s Leadership Schools and College Bound Initiative.

Gail has extensive experience with the college application process and has served as a coach and advisor to college bound students including those at the YWLN schools, Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club and Free Arts NYC.

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

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