In NewsWhistle’s weekly question-and-answer series, Clara Morgan speaks with some of the world’s top beauty and style influencers and finds out more about their lives and careers.
This week, Clara speaks with Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff of New York Private Education Advisory Service (NY PEAS). Their service guides parents through the admissions process for private schools and finds which institutions would be the best fit for their children.
Brozost, a graduate of New York University, received her master’s degree in education from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College and worked in the admissions office at a prominent New York private school. Shroff, who grew up in India, received her undergraduate degree there before receiving her master’s in education at New York University. She has taught and served as an admissions officer as well as a Director of Admissions.
The women use their grace and poise to guide parents through the normally stressful process of finding the best private school for their children.
For more on NY PEAS: http://www.nypeas.net/
1. If either of you could meet anyone in the world, who do you want to meet? And why?
Vimmi – I would like to meet Angelina Jolie. Adopting one child is a big deal. Brad Pitt and she have adopted three children and are in the process of adopting their fourth one, all the while being altruistic and fulfilling her dreams. Hats off to her!
Jennifer – Anderson Cooper, because his life has been filled with happy times as well as tragedy, yet he seems to have come out with a positive outlook and his dream job that has been filled with many interesting adventures.
2. Who or what influences your personal styles?
Vimmi – I am more of a classic dresser. Very Charlotte York from Sex and the City. Classic style with some trendy pieces that can be easily incorporated in my day-to-day wear!
Jennifer – I follow Vimmi’s lead. She is my fashion icon!
3. What should women wear more (and less) of?
Women should always wear more confidence and less makeup (if they can get away with it.)
4. If you two weren’t education experts, what would you be doing?
Vimmi – Bollywood Gossip blogger!!
Jennifer – I would be following Mika Brzezinski’s footsteps.
5. Proudest career moment?
The publication of our first book – The NYC Private School Admissions Handbook.
6. Where do you two see yourselves in 5 years?
Expanding our company and taking it global!
7. Best dining experience you two have ever had?
Our first year celebration dinner with our husbands- Our treat- Il Mulino Downtown.
8. Favorite international vacation spots and hotels?
Our favorite city in the world is Paris. Any hotel within walking distance of a great chocolate croissant or a glass of vino and a cheese plate!
9. Three items that can always be found in your handbags?
Vimmi – Makeup bag, wallet, and cell phone
Jennifer – Lipstick, cell phone, and hand sanitizer
10. What songs can you listen to on repeat?
Vimmi – Bollywood songs or 80s retro music
Jennifer – Anything Bruce Springsteen and Radiohead
Photo by Heidi Green Photography