Our Approach

Annie and Anna are both business women and mothers who have successfully navigated their own children and others towards the “perfect” college fit. We develop warm relationships with each student and parent that becomes personal, as we guide you through the college application experience.

shutterstock_310361174Our Story

Ann Stravalle-Schmidt and Anna Zuckerman-Vdovenko met at Phillip’s Exeter Academy during their own high school years.  This 40 year + friendship has spanned their lifetime.  Together, they share the memory of what it was like to be in high school and to get ready for college.  Several years ago they decided to put their talents together after helping their own children and many of their children’s friends applying for college. They formed Right Move College Consulting so they could empower other families to navigate their children through the college application process.

Meet the Team


Ann Stravalle-Schmidt

Founder & CEO

Annie graduated Boston College cum laude, after attending Occidental College, having done an independent study in comparative economics and diplomacy at Lincoln College, Oxford University UK. She has a JD from Boston University School of Law (cum laude) and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (equivalent to magna cum laude) and has worked as general counsel and assistant general counsel in the aerospace, defense and manufacturing sectors when not assisting students with their college search. She has one child who is highly intelligent, but who has serious learning differences whom she has successfully guided through the college application process to the “Little Ivies” working in tandem with his high school college counselors.  Annie has added into her work mix  college consulting with a special interest in assisting high school kids who are very smart, talented and well-educated but learn differently.


Anna Zuckerman-Vdovenko

Vice President

Anna received her BA from Princeton University and her Masters from Darwin College, Cambridge University, UK.  She was one of the Founders for an adventure travel company called Zegrahms Expeditions and worked in that industry as a business woman and professional photographer many years before raising her three children in Connecticut. She became passionate about helping high school students get ready for college after assisting her artistic children and their talented friends.  Anna has traveled all over the world to remote locations such as Antarctica, the Geographic North Pole, the Amazon, Indonesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, through the Northeast  and Northwest Passages. She led a large marketing campaign for on board sales in tourism using her photographs to inspire travelers to join her company for future trips. These same marketing secrets are useful to assist college students to express their special interests and assets to colleges Admissions teams.

Next Steps…

For further information and to make a phone or FaceTime appointment Call Ann Stravalle-Schmidt at:  860-315-0582  Email:  astravalle@comcast.net & annavdovenko@me.com.  We look forward to assisting you during this most exciting time!

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