Aliza Gilbert has been a College Counselor at Highland Park High School since 1998. Prior to arriving at Highland Park she was Associate Director of Admissions at Lake Forest College. She has served on the Outreach Advisory Committee for the Common Application and the Counselor Advisory Board for the University of Illinois. Aliza is a member of the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) and has held multiple positions on the IACAC Executive Board. She is also a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) and is a past Chair of the NACAC Committee on Inclusion, Access and Success Access.
Aliza holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from Loyola University Chicago and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Aliza is a recipient of the NACAC Human Relations Award and the City of Highland Park Humanitarian Award. In 2017 she was recognized with a Counselors That Change Lives Award.