About Us

"We don't do the writing for them, but we inspire them to write the best essays they've ever written." 

--Patti and Joyce

About Us:  Patti Brugman and Joyce Salter co-founded Perfect Fit College Consultants in 2010. Joyce now works as a special editor to the business. Patti works with students in person, in San Marino, Pasadena, and beyond, helping students with any part of the college application process. 

Patti and Joyce are members of WACAC, The Western Association of College and Admission Counselors.

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 "Perfect Fit takes the burden off the parents. It was totally worth the investment."--Pasadena parent

Patti Brugman  specializes in shaping the admission essay into a strong reflection of the student’s direction while still retaining the student’s voice. Her mission is to help students discover their passion through writing, study, and the college process. She hopes that her clients do find the "perfect fit" college, major area of study, and life goal.                                                                  

In her own writing, she has presented academic essays for conferences in New York and Liverpool and continues to teach writing privately. As a member of the Board of Governors at Occidental College, she helps with the careers committee events. Recently, she has become involved in Speed Networking to both interview college graduates and help them find employment. Patti is a member of WACAC, The Western Association of College and Admission Counselors.

Joyce Salter is a detail-oriented editor, always reading for content, tone and grammar. She works behind the scenes, editing selected essays and inspiring students to do their best writing. She has years of experience as a writer/researcher for film and television, with produced credits. Joyce does her own writing and is also a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, with an extensive background in children's library programming. Joyce is a member of WACAC, The Western Association of College and Admission Counselors.

Julie Voss earned her MA in English from Claremont Graduate University in 1983. She has worked in publishing at Black Sparrow Press and in education ever since.  Her understanding of the essay and the college process is a wonderful resource for all Perfect Fit clients.

Matthew Mejia earned his an BA in Physics from Occidental College in 2015. He currently works as a tutor for students who need help in math, science, SAT or ACT prep.  Students and families rave about his rapport with students and his ability to help them achieve their best success. 

Peggy Loewy-Wellisch is our financial advisor who comes to us with more than 40 years of experience working in college financial aid.  She helps families retain the lowest possible price for college tuition, room and board while also offering a FAFSA service.  Call us for a free phone consultation.  Peggy will tell you whether or not she can help.  Her fees are reasonable.  (Contact Patti for more information.)

                      Contact us at:  626-825-4310