Vera Murphy Trayner is a 1987 graduate of Boston College with a B.A. degree in Psychology and Business Management. She earned her certificate for Independent Educational Counseling (IEC) from the University of California at Irvine.  Vera is co-chair of SW Florida Region of Higher Education Counselors Association (HECA) and a member of Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC).  She has already successfully put many high school students through the college search process. Vera has 15 years’ experience working in large law firms in New York City and New Jersey where she led law student recruiting and lawyer professional development programs.  She has ten years’ experience volunteering in her children’s schools and in the Tampa community.  Vera is a Family Advisory Board Member at Tuesday’s Children, a 9/11 family advocacy organization; a Planning Committee Member at the ALS Association, Florida Chapter and Corbett Preparatory School, and a Teen Mentor for St. Timothy Catholic Church Youth Ministry.  Vera enjoys playing tennis and achieving her goals on Fitbit.

Cristina ferrone

Cristina Ferrone is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. degree in journalism and communication. She earned her Master’s degree in secondary English Education, and a Specialist’s degree in Reading and Literacy from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Cristina has more than twenty years of classroom experience teaching English/language arts in grades 6-12 in both public and private schools. She is currently the Director of Student Services and an English teacher at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS. As part of her English class, Cristina teaches an executive functioning skills curriculum. Cristina enjoys listening to educational podcasts while walking her dog and training for triathlons. Her two grown children are managing their lives well because they’ve taken their mother’s advice.

Veritas College Counseling
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PO Box 2102 Lutz, FL 33548