College Counseling Experts


Daryl Capuano

Daryl Capuano has been providing college guidance for Shoreline families for the last decade. Daryl’s deep expertise in education issues is unsurpassed in Connecticut.

Daryl’s best practices approach to college counseling has simplified the college admissions process for families who are stressed due to college admissions frenzy. Specifically, our unique college process methodology streamlines the process into distinct segments: (1) College shopping and (2) College admissions. The initial phase is designed to help students find schools that fit their needs. These needs can loosely be described as personal and practical fit. Personal factors relate to the college experience itself. Type of students, campus, size of the student body and every idiosyncratic part of college such as dorms and activities fit into this category. Practical factors relate to what happens after college, specifically employment. Here, we have an enormous advantage due to our career counseling practice.

In relation to college admissions, we counsel students to develop excellence in the generic admissions portfolio: grades, tests, and activities. Here, we provide another distinct advantage because of our academic and test prep work. We also have deep expertise guiding student athletes and other special talents through the admissions process.

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Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

Meghan Ryan Finegan has been working in the field of college admissions since 1998. After serving on the Board of Admissions at Boston University, she joined The Williams School in New London, Connecticut as Director of College Counseling.

Among her other responsibilities were roles on the school’s administrative team, strategic planning committee, advanced courses committee, and serving as a student advisor.

She joined the college counseling office at The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey in 2013, and also serves as a student advisor and admissions reader. Meghan finds it exciting to work with students throughout the college application and admissions process – from building the initial college list to brainstorming essay topics. She also very much enjoys connecting with her colleagues on the college admissions side of the desk.

Meghan earned her B.A. in English from Connecticut College and her M.S. in Journalism from Boston University. She has experience SAT tutoring and freelance writing, and in her free time she enjoys reading, writing, yoga, biking and cooking with her family.


Keira Robilotto

Keira has been an educator for over ten years. Serving as a mentor for high school juniors began her unofficial work as College Counselor. Helping students with financial aid applications, personal statements, and college applications came naturally. Her belief is that there is not a perfect school, but a perfect school for every student. It has been her goal to help students find the place that most suits them as opposed to the typical “top schools” short list.

Having volunteered with College Summit as a writing coach, Keira has had the opportunity to work with other teachers and counselors to develop individual action plans, personal statements and college “short lists” for students with a variety of interests an abilities. Her passion for finding the right match for every student led her to UCLA where she received certification in College Counseling. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Education and a permanent teaching certification in English 7-12.