About me

Tanya Tavassolie, PhD

I started this website as a way to help students find their path to their next steps after college, specifically, graduate school in the social sciences. When I was in college and thinking about what my next move was going to be, I had the gracious help of so many advisors and mentors. I couldn’t have done it without their guidance. Since college, I have helped guide many students through the crazy and confusing world of figuring out what to do after graduation and/or finding the right graduate program. I’ve sat on panels talking about my own experience and have given advice to undergraduates who had similar career aspirations. I noticed that many of these students have exactly the same questions I had when I was going through the same process. I quickly realized there weren’t many resources available for students to figure out how to pursue graduate education, and determine the right programs for them. So, this website started as a way for me to to help students navigate their world after college and figure out the career path that’s right for them, as well as provide some insight into the ins and outs of applying to graduate school.


What I do
  • Program Evaluation
  • Early Childhood Research and Consultation
  • Career Advice
  • Graduate School Application Consultation

Tanya received her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from George Mason University. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland.