Dr. Hulya Odabas

Director of Education

First-Generation Professional

Dr. Odabas joins the Study Smart Tutors after working as a high school teacher and college counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, a Master’s Degree in School Counseling with PPS credential from Concordia University Irvine, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from CUI. She has a strong enthusiasm for learning and love to work with students and families to find their true passion through education. The County of Orange awarded Hulya as the College Counselor of the Year in 2017 with her outstanding performance working with first-generation students. She was also recognized by College Board as an exemplary Professional School Counselor for the 2019 College Board Counselor Recognition Program. Hulya volunteers in different community organizations, and serves as a volunteer member for the Orange County Department of Education crisis response team.