Jaye J. Fenderson
With a heart for education and a love of storytelling, Jaye's career has taken her from New York to Los Angeles producing film and television, working in college admissions, and always writing in between.

As a former senior admissions officer at Columbia University, Jaye found a passion for increasing college access for low-income students. Her latest project is the documentary film First Generation, which follows the story of four low-income students striving to be first in their families to go to college. Jaye is the author of Seventeen’s Guide To Getting Into College and the co-creator and producer of ABC’s The Scholar, an unscripted television drama that gave 10 high school seniors the chance to compete for a full ride college scholarship.

From 2005-2010, Jaye was the college advice columnist for and has published numerous articles on college admission for Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and The College Access & Opportunity Guide. Jaye graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and French and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Adam where she spends her free time chasing after their little boy.