Our Mission

Our mission is to help college bound students and their families comfortably afford the students’ best-fit schools regardless of college costs by maximizing the families’ financial aid eligibility.

About

Ellie Park

Founder 


Ellie Park has an M.S. Degree in Hotel Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She majored in Tourism in Han-Yang University and she worked for years at the Financial & Accounting Department at the Grand Hilton Hotel in South Korea before moving to the USA. She had believed that a hospitality-related career would be her best-fit forever. However, she realized that she had more passion and enthusiasm as a college financial planner while guiding her daughter through the financial aid & college admission process. Ellie knows that if parents and students spend more time and put more effort into searching for grants and scholarships, they will realize that they are eligible for more of them. Today's college admission's process is complicated and the lack of knowledge, time, and guidance impairs the search for better ways of financial aid eligibility. She did not want her daughter to be forced to choose a less desirable school because it was less expensive. Realizing that she could help other parents in their search, Ellie decided to reach out to them by starting, Bright College Planning.    


Ellie has worked in the financial industry for over ten years and now specializes in college financial planning. She named her company Bright College Planning because she believes Bright College Planning will brighten your student’s future!

Jeanette Zaloom

Academic Expert


Jeanette Zaloom is a 44-year veteran teacher and has taught every grade level from middle school to college. Over the years, her responsibilities have included chairing numerous clubs and organizations in school’s where she taught and as a member of both the New York State Council for the Social Studies and the National Council for the Social Studies. She has also been a grader and test maker for the New York State Social Studies and English Regents exams. For over 30 years, Jeanette worked in various capacities with the New York State Board of Education, as well as major publishing companies. At present, she is a professor at the College of Southern Nevada and the founder and instructor at CC English Training Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. The goal of her school is to help her students, both young and old, become fluent in English and to excel in their daily lives or in their classrooms. 


As a member of Bright College Planning, Jeanette will apply her vast experience and knowledge to make sure that Bright College students are guided toward a college experience that will meet their needs and desires.