EUREKA! Advising was created in 2017 by Cali Bottom as a result of her interest and experience. She graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and broadened her skills as a Certified Public Accountant and auditor in North and Central America, Australia, and Europe. Cali home-educated her five children, each of whom was awarded scholarships, graduated from college (three with honors), and found successful careers in their chosen fields.
In addition, Cali educated and helped guide other high school students to college. From 2005-2018 she planned student field trips for education, college recruitment, and scholarships. She also coached speech and debate students to two national titles and thirteen national finalist/semi-finalist rankings through critical thinking, strengthened articulation, and refined speech writing. She imparts these skills to students who write cogent college essays and stand out during interviews. Her desire to improve students’ SAT scores led her to offer an SAT prep course which has produced score increases of up to 240 points.
As a result of her guidance, Cali’s students have been accepted to prestigious universities such as UC Berkeley, Northwestern, UCLA, University of Southern California, Washington University in St. Louis, Southern Methodist University, Juilliard, Boston University, Yale, Georgetown, Notre Dame, the US Air Force Academy, and more. With the right care and approach, Cali has earned a reputation for giving students the tools they need to reach higher levels of education.
In 2018, Cali completed the UC Berkeley Professional Certificate Program for College Admissions and Career Planning. She is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), Western Association for College Admissions Counseling (WACAC), and an associate member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).
Cali lives in Northern California where she helps students throughout the area succeed.