Most Group is a multicultural, multilingual team of experts that advises each student through a successful admission process at the university that provides the right fit. Our international team of advisors, counselors, and academics guide the student to make informed decisions about academic programs and universities throughout the United States. Working with students and institutions, we believe that knowledge is power and train and support a diverse network of global partners committed to student success, equity, and inclusion. Most Group provides:
Matching students to the top university, based on interests, abilities, and budget
Assistance with completing and submitting competitive application materials
Access to and knowledge of a network of hundreds of universities in the U.S.
Career Guidance and Assessment
Personal counseling assessment using Myers Briggs and related evaluations
Career guidance based on workforce data and global trends
Guiding students and career changers based on their interests, abilities, and career goals
Capacity building for education institutions in the U.S. and around the world
Partnership development, strategic planning, enrollment management, assessment, and comprehensive internationalization.
Ryan Buck, PhD
Dr. Ryan Buck has over 20 years of experience working with students in higher education institutions around the world. For the last 15 years, he has personally advised, and mentored thousands of students interested in coming to the U.S. or studying internationally. Dr. Buck has served as dean at multiple institutions as well as senior international officer, vice president, executive director, and board chairman in Texas and New York. Dr. Buck has a Ph.D in Public Policy from the New School University in New York City and possesses a master's degree in international politics from the University of North Texas. Having lived in Texas, Russia, and the United Kingdom, Dr. Buck permanently resides in the New York City metropolitan area.
Elena Estrin, EdM, MA
Elena Estrin, Ed.M, M.A. is an educator and counselor with more than 30 years of higher education leadership, teaching, and counseling experience. For 14 years as Chief Academic Officer and Academic Dean in the New York metropolitan area, Elena worked with students from around the world. Elena is an author of an innovative STEM curriculum that is certified by the New York Academy of Science. Elena graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University, with her Master of Arts Degree in Organizational and Counseling Psychology and Master of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. Elena lives in New York City
Gaviria Duque, PhD
Dr. Adriana Gaviria Duque is a recognized education leader in Latin America specializing in partnerships and mobility. Receiving a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Ph.D in the United States, Adriana returned to Colombia after earning her doctorate to serve as the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Colombia where she sent hundreds of Colombians to study in the United States at top-ranked universities. She has a dual degree in Anthropology and Economics from Universidad Los Andes and a master's degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain. She maintains residences in Bogota and New York.
Manuel Goel, MA
Manuel Goel, M.A. has worked throughout the Americas advising students and families on pathways to studying at universities. An expert on international cooperation and mobility, Manuel has spent the last twenty years working with universities in the United States and Mexico as well as working closely with government agencies in Canada and Mexico. Bilingual and bicultural, Manuel resides in Merida, Mexico, and connects one-on-one with students and families providing sound advice throughout Latin America. Manuel has a law degree from Universidad Del Valle De Toluca and a master’s degree in international affairs from Texas State University.