A Fort Wayne, Indiana native, Captain Berticelli graduated from Ball State University with both an M.A. in School Counseling and a B.S. in Psychology. She has worked as a school counselor for 12 years, beginning as a counselor at Columbus East High School, and also working as a counselor at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago before coming to APA in 2015. Capt. Berticelli loves working with the wonderful cadets, parents, and staff at APA and the ability to help guide students in the areas of college and career, academic, and social-emotional success. Outside of school she enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.