Bridging Education and Psychology
Future Focused was founded by Jennifer Connellan Kramer and Anne Luke, who first met in high school in Orange County, California. The women reconnected in 2003 when they finished graduate school. After discussing their experiences in the psychology field, Kramer and Luke realized they had a common vision of creating a new service for teenagers; one that would bridge education and psychology. Thus, Future Focused was established.
With its innovative and popular approach with teenagers, Future Focused experienced tremendous success very early on. Students made dramatic improvements in their grades and SAT scores, securing them admission to the colleges of their choice. These results spread quickly throughout the South Orange County community and before long, Future Focused expanded.
Now home to cutting-edge tutoring, college counseling, and SAT /ACT Prep services, both in-office and online, Future Focused has become a true fixture in the education community. The atmosphere is such that both students and parents remark about “how comfortable” it is and how the students “actually like to come to their tutoring sessions”. Kramer and Luke are proud of what they’ve created and look forward to continuing to help students achieve their dreams for the future.
Jennifer Connellan Kramer
Jennifer Connellan Kramer is the co-founder and president of Future Focused, Inc. She has two Master’s degrees in Psychology, and has extensive experience with teenagers. She is skilled at assessing the academic and college planning needs of students and their families, and developing individualized plans to ensure that students achieve their goals. Jennifer’s relaxed personality puts students at ease and allows her to connect with them to create positive changes in their lives.
Jennifer has served on the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, where she worked to improve collaboration among San Juan Capistrano schools and integrate education into the business community. She is a regular speaker at local high schools on topics pertaining to education and college admissions. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, was a former columnist at the Capistrano Dispatch newspaper, and regularly blogs and contributes articles to local and national news sources. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).
Jennifer was a collegiate swimmer who now competes in triathlons and running races. She is married and lives in San Clemente with her husband, Scott, and their childen, Donovan and Alana. Contact her at Jennifer@futurefocused.com.
Santa Margarita Catholic High School (‘95)
BA, Psychology. University of CA, San Diego (’99)
MS, Experimental Psychology. Cambridge University, UK (’01)
MA, Clinical Psychology. Pepperdine University (’03)
Anne Luke is the co-founder and director of CA Future Focused, Inc.. She is native to Orange County and grew up playing soccer for the prestigious Southern California Blues Soccer Club, and then at UCLA. She received her Master’s degree in counseling psychology where she received top honors.
Anne has an incredible ability to listen to students and help them build the confidence necessary to go after their biggest dreams. She is skilled in assessing academic needs, and creating individualized programs that best support students’ goals. Her compassionate nature creates a comfortable atmosphere in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential.
Anne is active in the non-profit organization, Pink Girl, founded by former Future Focused student, Ansley Bridges. She lives in Dana Point, and enjoys hiking, tennis, surfing, and skiing. Contact her at Anne@futurefocused.com.
Santa Margarita High School (’96)
BA, English. University of CA, Los Angeles (’00)
MA, Counseling Psychology. Franciscan University of Steubenville (’03)