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College Guidance

Meet the Guidance Team

Mr. Ivan Hauck

Director of College Guidance

Ivan Hauck grew up in Southern California and has lived and worked in the United States (California, Massachusetts, and Texas), Italy and England before returning home. He has spent his entire career in education, primarily as a counselor, but also as a tutor, mentor, coach, teacher, advisor, and administrator. He has worked in both high schools and universities, and is dedicated towards supporting all students in the exciting transition. He has served as an external reader for UC Berkeley and UCLA. He believes deeply in experiential education: he's never found a mountain that he didn't want to climb, a body of water he didn't want to test, or a piece of food he didn't want to try. His curiosity has taken him through over 250 colleges and universities in over 80 countries but he is most content working within the creative confines of a school, interacting with fun, professional colleagues and considering the myriad of life opportunities that await each teenager.
Mr. Hauck is a proud alumnus of UC Berkeley, where he studied Sociology and minored in Education. He also earned a master's degree in Counseling and Student Affairs at the University of San Diego, and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Northeastern University while he was working with AmeriCorps.

Email Mr. Hauck: ihauck@archer.org

Ms. Shalyn Tharayil

Associate Director of College Guidance

Shalyn Tharayil grew up in Northern California and moved to Los Angeles at 18 to attend UCLA (go Bruins!). After earning her Bachelors in Psychobiology, she attended USC to complete her Masters in Education with a School Counseling focus. After completing graduate school, she worked as a high school counselor in Los Angeles for 5 years, and served as an external reader for UCLA. In an effort to learn more about the global university application process, she moved abroad to Hong Kong and later Dubai, working as a High School Counselor in international schools.
Ms. Tharayil is passionate about all aspects of the school counseling role - providing social emotional support, post-secondary planning, and strategic university admissions. Her favorite part of counseling is building relationships with her students and their families; she enjoys helping students identify their goals and find their "why." She is especially excited to join the Archer community because female empowerment is something she cares deeply about - she began her career teaching workshops on mindfulness and self-compassion to young girls around LA. 
In her spare time, you can find Ms. Tharayil in the ocean, on a mountain, or boarding a plane to a new city or country she hasn’t yet visited. She loves to travel and explore the world, and being in nature is what grounds her. She is a creative at heart, and is inspired by beautiful design, photography, and writing.

Ms. Marla Terry

College Guidance Coordinator

Marla Terry hails from Ottawa, Canada, but moved to Los Angeles in the midst of a 15-year career in the fashion industry. In 2010, Ms. Terry had a shift in her professional goals and sought a service-centered profession. This led to her first job in education as the Admissions Assistant at Westside Neighborhood School (DK-8th grade). It was there that Ms. Terry discovered her true passion for helping families navigate the admissions process, and in the summer of 2014 joined Archer's College Guidance team. Ms. Terry finds great joy in supporting Archer's 9-12th grade families and counselors through the ever-evolving college process and acts as Archer’s liaison to One Schoolhouse, Compass Education Group, College Board, NCAA, and the California Student Aid Commission. Ms. Terry is also a proud Archer alumni parent (Class of 2023), so she brings that unique perspective to her work with students and families alike. When Ms. Terry isn't at Archer, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, thrifting, and dreaming about future travel adventures.

Email Ms. Terry: mterry@archer.org
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.