Nisha Sardella

Nisha Sardella

  • Graduate/Professional

Nisha Sardella has been a Marks Education counselor since 2009 and leads our graduate school admission counseling service. She works with candidates for law school, business school, medical school, and post-baccalaureate pre-medical programs, as well as with applicants for graduate academic degrees and fellowships.

Nisha attended the National Cathedral School before going on to concentrate in Social Studies at Harvard University, where she also played as goalie for the JV and Varsity Field Hockey teams and was active as a Big Sister for a local child. She received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, serving as an editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and as a Mediator for the Harvard Mediation Program. She also loved her clinical work in Family Law at the Legal Services Center and at the Department of Social Services in Boston. After graduating, Nisha worked at WilmerHale and Hemenway & Barnes in Boston before joining Marks Education.

Nisha is a kind and understanding graduate school admission counselor who appreciates the anxiety and stress that the admissions process can evoke. As a trained family-law and tax attorney and mediator, she also builds upon her experience counseling and educating individuals who must navigate complex issues and decisions.

Nisha has served on her local Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Board, advocating for students with special needs and the programs and policies that affect them, and she also serves on Harvard’s Schools and Scholarships Committee, interviewing candidates for undergraduate admission. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family and dogs; she especially enjoys walking, running and cycling in the area to explore new and familiar roads and trails.


  • National Cathedral School, cum laude
  • Harvard University, BA magna cum laude in Social Studies
  • Harvard Law School, JD