Patti Palilla has worked with students in the community toward their college goals for years. She has experience with admissions at a variety of colleges including Community Colleges, UC/CSU, private schools as well as Ivy League colleges. Certified in the TRACK IT! College Planning Curriculum, Patti has formalized her knowledge of college advising, and is a key member of The College Planning Center team. Patti has a strong background in business, having worked in Marketing and International Advertising for the Coca-Cola Company. Over the years, she has developed a keen interest in training and education.
Prior to joining The College Planning Center, Patti was successful mentoring a large team, as a Director and independent contractor. She achieved top awards in Sales and Leader Development and earned the prestigious National “Sprit of Success” award for her organization. She loves working with people, helping them rise to their potential. Patti received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics/ Food and Nutrition, with a Business emphasis, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Patti completed additional coursework on her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Georgia.
Patti is the mother of three daughters. Her personal experience as a parent has gained her first-hand knowledge of the uniqueness of navigating the college experience. She fully understands that no one path is the right one for everyone and that each student should be encouraged to seek out what is best for them, taking into consideration their goals, skills, and comfort level. Patti and her husband, Marco have been residents of Folsom for the past 22 years, and are active members of the community.
Patti can be reached at: PPalilla@TheCollegePlanningCenter.com