Jann Russell

College Planner


Jann brings resources and experience to The College Planning Center as the founder of College Fly, an educational consulting practice in San Anselmo. She is thrilled to be joining The College Planning Center team in Corte Madera. 

With more than 25 years as a writer, designer and manager, Jann brings seasoned research, communications and organizational skills to college admissions counseling. Her passion for guiding students through today's complex admissions landscape is driven by a belief that given structure, best practices and encouragement—applying to college can be a positive, transformative and even fun exercise. 

Jann is a member of the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors (WACAC) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). She is also a 10,000 Degrees mentor, Matchlighters Scholarship counselor and Maisin Scholar reader. She attends conferences, workshops and college tours annually. Jann completed her certification in College Admissions and Career Planning at University of California, Berkeley. 

Jann received a BA in Communications and Information Studies from California State University, Chico. She co-founded Artmarks, a design and marketing communications consultancy with her husband, John Seminerio, in 1990. Jann and John have lived in Marin for more than 25 years. Their son Nick is a senior at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

Jan can be reached at JRussell@TheCollegePlanningCenter.com or 415-891-3293