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Coralie Jean-Philippe
New York University
I am a May 2019 graduate from NYU. I studied business and specialized in Marketing & Management. I'm currently doing freelance editing and consulting for a local blogger. In my free time I love to binge watch shows and play with my 2 dogs.

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Catriona Bell
Brown University
Catriona graduated from Brown, where she majored in Materials Engineering. She is very passionate about sustainability, feminism, and mentoring students through their college application journey.

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Caroline Hutton
University of Chicago
Hello! I'm Caroline, a lifelong Midwesterner and 2018 graduate of the University of Chicago. Most of my four years at UChicago were spent reading in campus coffee shops, running civic engagement programming at the Institute of Politics, and (weather permitting) enjoying time along the shores of Lake Michigan with my friends. After college, I spent an amazing year teaching English on a Fulbright scholarship in Madrid, Spain. This past year, I had the incredible privilege of organizing for Elizabeth Warren's campaign in Iowa and Arkansas. I know how confusing and anxiety-inducing the college application process can be, and I'm here to tell you: it's all going to turn out okay, I promise. I'm so excited to help you find your dream school!

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Bryan Aldana
Stanford University
Hello there! My name is Bryan, and I am a recent graduate from Stanford! I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Bioengineering and a minor in Education. I spent most of my time working in labs as a Research Assistant studying cardiomyocytes or in a class as a Classroom Director leading fun and educative activities. I am excited by the endless possibilities STEM can provide to create positive change to the world, and I am incredibly passionate about making sure that everyone has an opportunity to be part of that change. In my free time, I enjoy making and creating with my friends through all kinds of arts including music and painting, diversifying my thoughts and skills. Applying to colleges as a pure physics major, I understand that not all paths are as direct as we would first like to imagine, and I can’t wait to help you on your journey to find your own path!

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Bradley Hu
Stanford University
Hi there! I’m a student at Stanford University studying Economics and Computer Science. I’m a writer, musician, literary enthusiast, and someone who was recently in your exact position! The college process can be stressful, but I'm determined to share with you everything I’ve learned—from building the perfect college list to waitlist correspondence—to make your college journey a smooth one. Let’s work together and turn your college dreams into reality!

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Blu Frankel
Harvard
Blu graduated from Harvard College in December 2020 with a degree in Social Anthropology and Art, Film, and Visual Studies. His love of learning has led him to explore a wide variety of subjects throughout his life, and he loves sharing this passion with his students. Blu has worked with students of all ages and has years of experience tutoring for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, AP exams, and middle and high-school level subjects from Algebra and Spanish to AP Literature and AP U.S. History. Blu's track record not only includes a 2360 SAT score and 5's on 8 Advanced Placement Exams, but also a history of helping students achieve drastic improvements on their own standardized tests and in their regular coursework. Additionally, Blu has experience with college admissions counseling, in particular guiding students through the essay-writing process. He was accepted to a number of top schools including Harvard, Columbia, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth, Cornell, Northwestern, and UC Berkeley, and can offer guidance to help you get accepted to the school of your choice. Some of Blu's personal interests include watching and making films, listening to and writing music, hiking, backpacking, designing/building spaces, reading, theater, art, photography, yoga & meditation, philosophy, psychology, stand-up comedy, cooking, and dancing.

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Austin Bennett
Stanford University
Hi there! My name's Austin, and I'm a Computer Science major at Stanford University -- go, card! As a relatively typical applicant (i.e. one who didn't cure cancer by age 5), the prospect of attending a top school didn't seem like even a remote possibility for me. After hours-upon-hours of work, however, I discovered that with a little bit of editing, my relatively-simple extracurriculars could actually be worth talking about. I've been in your shoes, and I want to help you turn daily life into extraordinary essays; because, frankly, you're a lot more interesting than you may realize!

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Ashley Emann
Harvard
I am a nontraditional student; when I graduated High School in 2015, I decided to enlist in the armed forces instead of heading directly to college. I worked two jobs, a myriad of clubs/volunteer organizations, and I was in the top ten of my class, but I still was not accepted into my dream university. Instead of settling into a college that I was unhappy with, I decided to enlist in the armed forces. I served honorably until 2019, when I made the tough decision to apply to colleges as a full-time student. I applied to four colleges with no hopes of being accepted into any of the Ivy Leagues, and surprisingly enough, I was. Three of them welcomed into the class of 2023. Two years later, I am an upcoming Junior studying Chemistry in the hopes of finding a career in forensics.

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Arham Habib
University of Pennsylvania
Hi! I'm an incoming freshman at the Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania. As a former member of the USA Debate Team and Congressional Intern, I'd be especially helpful for students with backgrounds in speech and debate or political activism. In college, I look forward to getting involved in student government, consulting clubs, and maybe pursue my own entrepreneurial venture—ultimately, I hope to go into venture capital or management consulting. In the meanwhile, you can catch me playing pick-up basketball, going on hikes, and exploring San Francisco.

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Allison Tu
Harvard
Hi! I'm Allison, a current sophomore on the pre-medicine track studying Psychology and Global Health & Health Policy. I know the college process can be overwhelming at first, which is why I'm here to walk you through it! On campus, I'm involved in mental health advocacy, volunteering, and medical innovation research. In my spare time, you'll find me knitting, baking, or playing with my cats.
Angel Hoyang
Harvard
Hello! My name is Angel (she/her), and I'm a rising junior at Harvard College pursuing a joint concentration (double major) in Theater, Dance, & Media (TDM) and Sociology, as well as a secondary (minor) in Film & Visual studies. I am particularly interested in performance, digital, & broadcast media and communications, as well as any interdisciplinary pursuit, academic or extracurricular. Outside of class, I am active in many sectors of Harvard's arts community: dance, a cappella, theater, and arts-based community service/public outreach. I am also a Visitor Center student ambassador/tour guide and a pre-orientation program proctor (student leader & mentor). Facilitating open communication and authentic representation of individuals' unique experiences are at the top of my priorities, and I look forward to doing so with passionate students as they work towards college!
Maria Acosta Robayo
Harvard
Hello! My name is Maria and I'm a May 2020 graduate from Harvard, where I was on a pre-medical track and studied Sociology/Global Health Policy. I've worked for 3 years in college advising doing essay revisions/interview prep, guiding students through the application process, and giving talks at high schools about financial aid/admissions at Harvard. I'm currently doing cost-effectiveness analysis for a healthcare institute in Boston, and enjoying working from my family home in sunny Miami. I look forward to helping you successfully navigate the college application process!

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