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Brittany Shearin

KoalaPass Advisor


A native of Jupiter, Florida, Brittany joined the Koala Family after a successful career in the performing arts industry, working in the production offices of several internationally-known professional ballet companies, as well as several award-winning theatre companies across the US. A graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s TheatrePBA, she also spend time working for PBAU post-grad in the theatre department; so she is no stranger to higher education. Brittany got her start at Columbia College in the Admissions office, and was thrilled to take on the role of helping incoming students with their transition to college. In her spare time she can be found volunteering for Pathway to Healing and fostering dogs through Columbia Animals Services. She lives with her spouse, Grady and their three pups, Sansa, Juno and Xena.

What do you love about working at Columbia College?

I love watching the students I work with thrive, not only academically, but personally. To see students that were once struggling to pass courses, not only pass, but have a complete turnaround in thinking and habits that allow them to thrive. I also love to see all the students settle in to campus life and become their authentic selves.