about Us


Steve Burleigh consults with families across the country as they confront the challenges facing the college bound student.  His services offer confidential one-on-one counseling in the area of college preparation and application with comprehensive follow through. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and the Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA.  He was an instructor in the  UCLA Extension College Counseling Certificate Program for eight years.   He is owner of the Los Angeles independent college counseling firm College Pathways and is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Western Association of College Admission Counselors (WACAC), and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). As a frequent participant in the WACAC California Legislative Conference in Sacramento he works with fellow counselors and college admission officers to affect positive changes in local and statewide educational issues including policies and funding. 

He is committed to helping expand access to higher education and has volunteered at such programs as College Summit, StepUp Women’s Network, and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Summer College Boot Camp. Prior to founding College Pathways he was an award winning film and television producer. He is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award for Outstanding Television Programming, the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie, and producer of a Humanitas Award winning film. His films have been official selections at several prestigious film festivals including Sundance (Official Opening Night Film), Tribeca, Chicago, Seattle, Nantucket, Hamptons, San Francisco, and Montreal First People’s Film Festival. He combined his counseling and film backgrounds to create an informational video on college transition issues called Admission Zen: The Stress Free Path to Getting Into College.