About Us

F. Oakes Hunnewell, Jr., Ed. M.

Founder, GlobalEd Connector

Oakes Hunnewell founded GlobalEd Connector after twenty years of working with adolescents and young adults in schools and private practice. Oakes’s educational career began in 1994 in Millbrook, NY where he taught French, History and third grade Science at Dutchess Day School.

In 1998, Oakes earned a Masters in School Administration from Harvard University. While at Harvard, he worked extensively with Shackleton Schools, an experiential-education secondary school in Massachusetts, developing curricula for its first year of operation. Subsequently, Oakes taught French at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD, where he also served on the admissions committee, was an advisor to the junior class, and coached the boys’ tennis teams. While at St. Andrew’s, Oakes started an exchange program with L’École des Roches, a boarding school in Normandy, France.

In 2004, Oakes joined the staff of The School Counseling Group, an educational consulting firm based in Washington, DC that has cultivated a strong national and international reputation. There, he served as the college counselor and, for five years, worked with a wide range students (mostly from Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland) helping them to find the appropriate colleges, post graduate and gap year programs.

In 2009, Oakes moved to Massachusetts and founded Hunnewell Education Group, an education consulting firm in Natick, MA. He and his team have traveled the world seeking qualified students to attend schools and colleges in the US. Locally, he continues to assist students find appropriate schools, colleges, gap year and young adult transition programs.

Oakes currently resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts in suburban Boston with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys playing sports, including squash and tennis. He also is an avid biker and runner. He is an enthusiastic traveler and a family man. Mr. Hunnewell is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) and is a Certified Education Consultant (CEP). Oakes is on the Board of Trustees at Walnut Hill School, a boarding school for students interested in education and the arts.