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Sophie Norton
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hi there! My name is Sophie Norton and I am a 3-year veteran of the college admissions advising and editing process. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Political Science in 2017, so I love discussing and dissecting the argument, context, and purpose behind each essay I craft with a student. I am a lifetime Chicagoan, which makes me particularly attuned to the pressures and needs that affect urban students during this exciting and formative process. Besides working as a tutor and college counselor, I have worked in the fashion, non-profit, and ice-cream-shop worlds. I'm so excited to work together and see what we can create!

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Stephen Irving
Yale University
I graduated from Yale in 2019 with a degree in Psychology am passionate about education. After graduating, I worked in both renewables and education before going back to school to pursue a Master of Management at Duke University. I specialize in writing and helping students create a consistent and coherent narrative to effectively share their story through their application.

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Suzanne Saco
Boston University
Hey there! My name is Sue and I have been in the higher ed realm for almost 5 years now. I received my undergrad dual degree from Boston University, majoring in International Relations and Sculpture. I am currently working on an MS in Data Analytics and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. During the day I work as an Enrollment Manager for the Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs in Washington, DC. In my spare time I go to museums and train my 3 month old dachshund puppy, Papaya, to be a good girl.

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Theodore Longlois
Harvard University
Hi, y'all! I grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College. At Harvard, I majored in Folklore and Mythology with a minor in Spanish and Global Health and Health Policy. I was president of Response Peer Counseling, vice president of Harvard College Debate Union, and treasurer of Advocating Success for Kids. I was also a supervisor at Harvard Square Summer Homeless Shelter. I have ten years of experience as a teacher and tutor, including serving as a peer tutor and library educator at Harvard. After graduation, I taught high school debate and was a college advisor with Impact America, an AmeriCorps program. I also taught debate for Smith College. I then went on to teach debate at Success Academy Harlem North Central Middle School, one of New York City's top charter schools. I am currently a rape crisis advocate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and am a member of the ACLU of Alabama's Smart Justice Organizing School. In my free time, I volunteer as a mentor with Trans Mentor Project, work on mutual aid projects across Alabama, and go hiking.

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Trinith Radhakrishnan
University of California – Los Angeles
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Neuroscience from UCLA with a focus on pre-medical sciences. During my time at UCLA, I have been extensively involved in clinical research, leadership, and mentorship. As your advisor, I can help you navigate through your extracurricular activities, write compelling college essays, and craft a unique and cohesive application in order to get into top universities. I am particularly apt at working with students who are on the pre-med track.

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Taylor Thomas
University of Florida
My name is Taylor Thomas and I am a proud Gator Girl! During my time at University of Florida, I was involved in social justice, fashion/arts and community service organizations and held multiple leadership positions throughout that time. I have a background in college advising and have managed the college application process for over 200 highschool students. Some highlights of mine is assisting students obtain the Gates Millenium Scholarship, Questbridge Scholarship, successfully navigate the unique Academic Common Market process and telling student's stories to be great candidates for top schools. Additionally, I am well versed in the financial aid side of the college application process as I worked in the financial aid office in unergrad for 4 years. Lastly, I will work to open student's minds to broaden their horizon and become interested in schools that may have not been on their initial radar.

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Wendy Muskat
Case Western Reserve University
I am an experienced college advisor and retired history and economics teacher. Working with students to further their education is a passion of mine; my goal is to help make you a confident successful applicant.

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Michael Miller
University of Pennsylvania
Hi! I'm Michael ("Mikey") Miller, and I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with my degree in English. In college, I was selected to be a writing tutor, and I guided my peers from all disciplines in all stages of the writing process for three years at Penn's esteemed writing center. Since graduating, I have worked consistently as a college applications consultant and college essay coach with students in both STEM and the humanities and have a demonstrated track record of helping students get into the school of their dreams, some of which have included Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Penn, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury, and WashU. When I'm not working with students on the college process, I am an actor, writer, tutor, and freelance journalist. I look forward to working with you!

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Kayla Hart
Baylor University
I graduated from Baylor University as a triple major in Management, International Business and Spanish. I spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands which prompted my lifelong wanderlust which has taken me to over 60 countries across 6 continents. I then attended Harvard University to receive my Masters degree in International Relations in which I submitted a thesis titled "Heroism, Race, and Minority Lead Roles in Global Cinema Blockbusters." I was just admitted into UCL Institute of Education MPhil/PhD program (ranked #1 in the world in QS Rankings 2014-2021). I've been twice selected as an economics research intern for the US Department of State (France and Argentina). I've taught in several public, private, and boarding schools in the USA & Malaysia and served as a college counselor in the UAE. Lastly, I hold a college counseling certificate from Rice University.

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Kevin Kim
Northwestern University
Hi everyone! My name's Kevin, and I plan on double majoring in political science and economics at Northwestern University. Even without super unique extracurriculars or experiences (finding the cure to cancer or starting a million dollar business at the age of two), I know that each applicant has the potential to present a unique story to the admission officers! As your advisor, I will work to help highlight the unique parts of your application in your essays. I'm excited to share the tips and tricks of the college process that I learned while applying for colleges and advising other students. I can't wait to help make these polar opposite terms (fun and the college process) seem like synonyms :)

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Gabriel Hall
Vanderbilt University
Thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Gabriel, please feel free to call me Gabe, and I'm an Senior Advisor at CollegeAdvisor.com. I hold a B.A. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and my M.S in School Counseling and Guidance from New York University. I also hold my M.B.A from Stratford University. I truly look forward to working with you every step of the way and navigating you through this amazing, yet time sensitive journey. Key Roles: SAT Testing Administrator at College Board; Director of College and Career Readiness Program in Virginia. Expertise in the following areas: college admissions and financial aid process, college applications, FASFA and CSS Profile submission, academic and career counseling, transcript review, NCAA Clearinghouse ,college major exploration, transfer, academic resume creation and cover letter creation, interview preparation and much more! I absolutely love assisting student's and families navigate the college admissions process and can't wait to work with you!

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Feven Alemu
Duke University
Hi! My name is Feven, and I graduated in 2018 from Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Global Health. I'm an Atlanta native and prospective law student at Emory University. I'm so excited to start working with you on your admissions journey!

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Dovie Siaway
University of California – Berkeley
Hi everyone! My name is Dovie! I'm originally from Alabama but I grew up in the Bay Area. I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in American Studies with an emphasis in Education. (Go Bears!) While at Cal, I served as the Assistant Director of Recruitment for the Black Recruitment and Retention Center and joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I have worked in education for over 10 years from tutoring/advising jobs to recruitment work for Cal to managing an Education & Careers department at a nonprofit. I love advising high school students and what I've learned over the years is that there are many pathways for students to achieve their academic goals. As an advisor, I enjoy helping students paint the full picture of themselves through their essays and assisting with career/major exploration. In my every day life I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and reading. My latest read was "All About Love" by bell hooks which I highly recommend! I look forward to working with you to achieve your college goals!

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Diamond Williams
Vanderbilt University
Hi there! My name is Diamond, and I am a 2020 graduate of Vanderbilt University. During my time at Vanderbilt, I double majored in Biochemistry and Spanish. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in the Medical Sciences at the University of South Florida. I look forward to working with you and helping you through the application process!

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Deepti Saroha
University of California – Los Angeles
I graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a degree in Political Science and have 7 years of college advising experience. My students have been accepted to top schools such as Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Rice University, The University of Chicago and more. I currently work full time as a College Counselor at a high school in Oakland, California where I help students pick majors, develop college lists and assist with their college and financial aid applications. I also assist with scholarship applications with a handful of my students receiving Questbridge scholarships and full rides to the colleges of their choice. I emphasize overall fit when developing college lists for my students and hope that I can find you the best fit and help you achieve your post secondary goals.

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David Querusio
Boston College
Hi there! I have been working as an admissions counselor at NYU for the past four years. While at NYU, I also earned my master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. As a first-generation student, I was excited but also very intimidated by the college application process. I ended up staying close to home at Boston College and loved it. So much of being successful in the application process depends on knowing how to navigate the requirements and expectations of universities, and I am happy to help you every step of the way!

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David Barrera
Texas A&M University
My name is David Barrera and I have been a college advisor for two years! I have assisted over 1,000 students in the Rio Grande Valley with the college application process as well as the financial aid application process (FAFSA). My colleagues and I have helped students get admitted into schools across the country from USC to Brown University in majors like architecture and neuroscience to name a few! I look forward to working with you and providing support during your college application journey!

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Daisy Bermudez
Wesleyan University
I have worked in the college access world since 2014. In my time as a college counselor, I have worked with hundreds of students as they navigate their college applications. In my role as a college counselor, I strive to give my students the tools to be self-advocates, leaders, and life long learners who pursue incredible opportunities. I currently live in Chicago and serve as Program Manager for a national non-for profit.

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Crystal Aguero-Norman
Wake Forest University
Hello everyone! Wake Forest University is my alma mater which is where I received both my BS and MA degrees. During my time there, I was a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions. There I was able to gain invaluable experience guiding and interacting with many prospective students over the years. Additionally, I provided mentorship to several undergrads seeking to pursue both medical and graduate schools. I was born, raised, and attended school in North Carolina; however, having new experiences and visiting new places is still a priority. It has been my good fortune to have traveled to different countries and immersed myself in various cultures. These experiences expanded my understanding of the world and the perspective of the humans who inhabit it. I hope to share that experience with others.

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Corbin Chu
Williams College
College advisor with 10 years of experience supporting students from all walks of life pursuing top US universities and liberal arts colleges in various subjects, especially STEM, business, and undecided majors.

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Claire Babbs
University of Texas – Austin
Claire has over eight years of experience as an educator and college/school counselor. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Master's of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Psychology with a dual concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs and School Counseling from the University of Texas at Austin. She is committed to working with adolescents and young adults in a collaborative and professional manner that fosters personal growth and academic success in both secondary and post-secondary institutions. In her spare time, Claire enjoys working out, reading Larry McMurtry novels, and spending time with her family and 4 dogs.

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