Phone: (205) 458-7252


Degrees and Certifications:

Rebecca Rutsky

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In addition to serving as ASFA's college and career advisor, Rebecca (Becki) Rutsky has been named one of the "Counselors That Change Lives." Her background includes teaching and communications roles at the University of California at Los Angeles Extension, Hoover City Schools, University of Alabama School of Medicine, University of Virginia, and Kenyon Young Writers Workshop.

Becki edited Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling (1st edition), which earned her the Addis Service Award from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). She has served in leadership roles for NACAC and Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, in which she also won an "Oscar" for her service to the profession.

She has earned fellowships and grants from Andrew Mellon Foundation, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and National Endowment for the Humanities.

She enjoys visiting colleges and estimates she’s been on over 100 campuses. Over time she has developed strong working relationships with admission deans, directors, and officers at numerous institutions of interest to ASFA students and families. Should you have any questions about the college search or admission process, feel free to contact her.

Becki and her husband, Joshua, who teaches at Hoover High School, used to enjoy hobbies such as reading, gardening, and traveling until their two small children put an end to their leisure time.


National Association for College Admission Counseling
Southern Association for College Admission Counseling


A.B., summa cum laude with Highest Honors in English, Kenyon College
M.A. in English, University of Virginia
M.A. in Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Named Most Outstanding Graduate Student)