Meet Our team

Karl Lenss

Karl Lenss, M.Ed., CEP

Managing Director & Director of College Counseling
AICEP Certified Educational Planner
Throughout his career, Karl has helped hundreds of students successfully navigate the college preparation, search and admissions process, and his expertise has helped students gain admission to over 150 different institutions, including dozens of highly selective colleges and universities in the USA.

Karl is an AICEP Certified Educational Planner (CEP) as well as a licensed educator and school administrator. He is also a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultant’s Association (IECA) and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Karl earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education, and a Specialized Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California San Diego.

Since founding Academic Angle in 2014, Karl has visited over 140 college campuses around the country to personally understand their culture, selection criteria and to meet with admissions personnel. In addition to working with domestic applicants, Karl specializes in working with international students from Europe and Asia.


Essay Coach since 2019
Andra is an experienced writing tutor and high school English teacher from central Pennsylvania. She holds an English Secondary Education degree from Juniata College, a Master's of Education from St. Francis University, and she is currently pursuing a second Master's in Holocaust and Genocide Studies with the intention of pursuing a PhD. She began working with Academic Angle in 2019, and since then she has distinguished herself as one of our finest writing coaches.


Test Prep Teacher since 2015
Ben has helped thousands of students across the world achieve top scores on the ACT & SAT and secure admission and scholarships to top colleges and universities in the USA. Prior to earning a B.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia State University, he scored in the top 1% on both the ACT and SAT and graduated from high school at the age of 15. Prior to starting with us in 2015, Ben worked as a teacher, manager, and director for programs at the Princeton Review and Academic Tutoring Centers.