Dan and Sarah

Daniel Gerger and Sarah Golin founded Adult Education Advocates to help adults get accepted and enrolled in college.  To assist both undergraduate and graduate students navigate the application and enrollment process, they developed “Roadmap to Success,” a unique and personalized process that lays out a well-defined course of action.  Dan and Sarah’s process ensures that every student has an opportunity to be selected to a program and college that meets their needs.

Dan knows all about the challenges that adult students face.  For the last 15 years, he has guided adult students through both the undergraduate and graduate admissions process.  He knows what colleges are looking for and he knows what adults need.   As the director of a college campus devoted strictly to adults, he oversaw and directed all campus activities including administration, enrollment, financial aid, academic affairs, and student services operations.   He was the head of admissions for a post-baccalaureate pre-health program where he helped many adult students apply to medical school. He has also served as director of an M.B.A. program and several adult undergraduate programs.

Dan is passionate about helping adults go back to school.  He knows the challenges they face balancing career and life responsibilities while applying  to college.  His goal is to remove barriers to the enrollment process and provide personal support and guidance to every adult who needs help.

Dan also has first-hand experience as an adult student. He received his associate’s degree and then spent ten years working.  He did everything from working on the grounds crew of a golf course to becoming a community organizer, working for political change and social justice.  When he returned to college he was married and had just left his full time job.  He graduated from Montclair State and then received a scholarship to attend New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. 

Dan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Montclair State University in New Jersey and his M.P.A. from NYU with a concentration  in Public Policy.  Dan is a member of the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling, The Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions,  The Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education, and the New Jersey Association of Lifelong Learning.

Sarah is an editor, writer and teacher with more than 15 years of experience in professional, academic and business communications. She has taught undergraduate journalism courses, tutored in college writing labs and was a teaching assistant in undergraduate classes. She has also been a working journalist at monthly magazines, daily newspapers and news websites in New York and New Jersey. Sarah’s articles have been published in The Star-Ledger, The Chicago Tribune, Outdoor Life magazine, Inside Jersey, New Jersey Monthly, MyHealthNewsDaily and many other print and online publications. She has also served as a mentor and trainer to young journalists throughout her career.

As both an editor and teacher, Sarah understands how to get the very best writing from someone. In helping students craft their personal statements, cover letters or resumes, she has a keen eye for detail and extensive knowledge of effective writing techniques. She has a passion for crafting excellent writing samples and coaching others to improve their writing.

As an undergraduate at Brown University, Sarah majored in history, and graduated with high honors. She then attended New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where she received her master’s degree in journalism. 

Sarah also understands the unique needs of adult students. In her 40s, Sarah went back to graduate school herself, and she is currently completing a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College. She is pursuing her own dream of writing short stories and poetry, while continuing to work and raise a family.

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Thank you