Meet Our Team

Emily A. Snyder, M.A.

Managing Director and Educational Consultant

Emily Snyder is the proud founder of Know Your Options, LLC. In her role as Managing Director and Educational Consultant, Emily provides high school students and their families individualized guidance as they navigate their college process. Having worked in the field of educational consulting for 17 years, Emily is a seasoned professional who is driven by the impact she makes in students’ lives. Prior to starting her own educational consulting practice, Emily served as her magisterial district’s representative on Fairfax County, Virginia’s Board of Education, chairing and serving on committees and task forces focused on improving the quality of her local public education system.

Emily is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, developing personal and professional relationships, and overseeing successful student outcomes. You can often find her visiting college campuses and meeting with admissions representatives to stay current on educational trends and policies that affect the college admissions process. When she isn’t helping students, Emily enjoys reading, tending to her flowers, and spending time with her family and friends. Contact Emily today and see why so many former clients recommend her and the Know Your Options team.

Kimberly Snyder Mehta, J.D.

Educational Consultant

Kim Snyder Mehta provides individualized guidance to students and their families as they navigate the admissions process. She specializes in working with students interested in attending graduate and professional schools. Kim believes in the importance of being a life-long learner, and aims to help her clients keep up with the evolving landscape of higher education. Kim is passionate about helping students find the path to achieve their goals by supporting them as they pursue this important step of their journey. In 2017, she was honored for her contributions to the Possibility Project— a performing arts and community action program that empowers urban youth. She is also a professional member of the  Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Outside of work, Kim’s interests include hiking, yoga, and dance parties with her daughter. Contact Kim today to learn how her experience as an educational consultant can help set you on the path to success.

Alex Trefftz

Educational Consultant

Alex Trefftz helps students recognize their educational potential and personalizes their college search process. He is a firm believer that the potential for growth and self-discovery is limitless, and finds it rewarding helping students to exceed their own expectations. Alex’s experience in the College Admissions field assists him in empowering others to take their next steps and find the right fit in higher education. Outside of work you’ll find him traveling and enjoying new foods with friends and family. Contact Alex today to learn what steps you can take to further your education.

Marie Stovall, B.S.

Marketing & Administrative Consultant

Marie Stovall has worked with the Know Your Options Team since 2013. Marie uses her background in Graphic Design and experience as a Creative Director of Blue Twist Designs, to assist with Know Your Options’ marketing and administrative tasks. Marie loves the challenge of taking on new projects, working with new people, and helping to create work that furthers Know Your Options’ mission. In her free time, Marie gathers design inspiration from traveling internationally and exploring the great outdoors on her paddleboard.