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Arbre’ya Lewis
Duke University
Hello, my name is Arbre'ya Lewis. As a first generation, low-income, minority student, I recognized early the incredible power that comes with the resources & knowledge of a college advisor. In 2018, after graduating from Duke University, I became an advisor at a high school in Durham, NC so I could be that much needed resource for local students. After serving as the advisor for over 800 junior & senior students from 2018-19, I left for graduate school. My time at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University allowed me to pursue my other professional interests as I obtained my Master's in Public Health. I currently work full time as a Health Communications Specialist, with a focus in cancer prevention. I'm driven daily by my desire to pursue equitable health & education for all. On that note, I am the founder of P.O. Purpose, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering minority students to pursue their purpose through higher education. I have found incredible value in being intentional and thoughtful throughout the college admissions journey to ensure you make the best choice for yourself. Over time, I developed a knack for mentoring and walking students through the best options considering their individual wants & needs. As a communications specialist, I'm pretty savvy with essay editing too ;)

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Annie Ezzell
Wesleyan University
Hi folks! College applications are scary. Mine were especially scary, because I applied to my (mostly liberal arts) schools a year early. I'm now a sophomore at Wesleyan planning to declare a Classics major and Russian and Eastern European studies minor--if you are particularly interested in studying foreign and ancient languages in college, I have a ton of experience doing so! When I'm not in the classics library, I'm involved in reproductive justice advocacy, queer life on campus, and Wesleyan's flourishing music scenes. I think it's crucial to balance considerations of both academic fit and cultural fit when exploring college options, and I would love to help you do just that!

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Anna Vande Velde
Carnegie Mellon University
I am a recent Harvard Law graduate (2021) and am excited to join students and their families on their college admissions journey!
Angelique Singh
University of Southern California
Hi everyone! I am a doctoral candidate at USC and an educator. I have worked as a college/ school faculty counselor with students from elementary to post-secondary settings while teaching college courses and working in Special Education. I am a California Native and have earned multiple degrees from USC. I look forward to helping you find your fit. Fight on!
Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Andrew Worrell
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Hello! My name is Andrew and I am a graduate student pursuing my Master's of Public Policy and Juris Doctorate. I have a bachelor’s degree in Global Economic Studies with a concentration in Latin American studies and a minor in P.P.E from UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating with my B.A. in 2014, I accepted a position with the College Advising Corps where I spent four years working with students as they navigated the transition from high school to life after graduation. Afterwards, I worked at financial services firm before returning to graduate school. In my spare time you can find me working on my jump shot, hiking, exploring new food, or trying to convince myself to run a marathon.

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Andrew Wailes
Columbia University
Thank you for taking this next step in your future! I am an experienced educator and college advisor, having spent the past decade supporting high school students in New York, California, and Hong Kong. I believe in each and every student's ability to succeed. Everyone has something to offer. In working with students, I always make sure that feel heard, valued, and even celebrated. I look forward to supporting you as you embark on this exciting next step of your educational journey.

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Andrea Cooper
Harvard
I studied Romance languages and Latin American Studies at Harvard University and am currently working in research for a human rights-focused nonprofit.

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Allison Park
Yale University
Hi! My name's Allison and I graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a degree in Political Science. I'm originally from the Washington D.C. area and now work as an audio producer at CNN based in New York City. During my senior year of high school, I traveled the country to audition for music schools and conservatories as a cello performance major. Ironically, Yale was the only non-music school I applied to. But throughout undergrad, I kept up music through the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Low Strung, a 12-person all-cello rock band. On campus, I was also an editor at the Yale Daily News where I helped launch their first audio and podcasting branch, and my college internship experience has spanned NBC News and MSNBC. Over the last five years, I've worked one-on-one with nearly 40 students ranging from 8th to 12th grade, and helped them reach their admissions goals to schools including Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Northwestern, to name a few. I'm passionate about storytelling and am committed to helping students craft their own personal narrative in a way that authentically reflects their passions and unique qualities. I'm excited to work together!

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Alana Herbert
University of California – Irvine
Hello! I'm Alana, I am so excited to work with you on your journey to college. I have over ten years of experience in college access. My role is to guide you along the college application process in order for you to attend the best fit college for you! I have extensive experience editing college essays and working with underrepresented populations. I graduated from UC Irvine and currently live in Los Angeles. I have support students in being admitted to following schools: USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Duke, UPenn, University of Chicago, Skidmore College, and many more.

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Ainsley Dean
New York University
Hi! My name is Ainsley and I’m a sophomore at NYU triple majoring in Sociology, Urban Design and Architecture, and Italian. On campus, I’m involved in several business clubs and I also conduct Sociology research when I’m not exploring New York City. Education has always been a very rewarding part of my life, so I’m passionate about helping other students reach their academic goals and dreams.
Adrian Ruiz
University of Texas – Austin
Hello! My name is Adrian Ruiz and I am a former first-generation college student who has a passion for helping students of all walks of life achieve their collegiate dreams. Over the years, I have helped students achieve acceptance to universities of all shapes and sizes across the country like UT Austin, Stanford, Emory, Duke, University of Chicago, and many others. Everyone has a college that is right for them and I know what it is like to be lost on the path to higher education. I am here to help you on that journey through all of the twists and turns until you walk on the college campus of your choice and realize you are home.
Adeeva Myers
University of California – Berkeley
My name is Adeeva! I am a Southern California native and spent my college years in the Bay Area. I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and completed my Masters of Education degree in Educational Counseling from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). While in undergrad, I participated in various leadership roles on campus including working as a Resident Assistant and being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I have extensive experience in college access, previously working with organizations such as TRiO Upward Bound and the USC College Advising Corp where I assisted majority low income, first generation students in applying and enrolling into college. I especially love assisting students through the career/major exploration process, essay writing, and match & fit when it comes to making their college decision. I look forward to helping you achieve your personal college goals!

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Abdalla Osman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hello! I am Abdalla and I am a recent MIT grad. I studied mechanical engineering and energy studies and currently work in the renewable energy field. On campus I was a lead engineer in the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team and an undergraduate researcher in the Nuclear Science and Engineering department. In my free time I enjoy practicing Judo, playing soccer, and being in nature. I look forward to working with you through your college application journey!

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Aaron Brown
University of Southern California
I have worked in higher education for 14 years across highly selective admissions (at both public and private colleges) and recently transitioned to college counseling. Over that time I have read thousands of essays, conducted hundreds of interviews, and have enjoyed every moment in which I have been able to help students and their parents navigate the college search and admission process.

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Amber Lewis
Stanford University
Hi, everyone! My name is Amber, and I spent my previous two years working as an Undergraduate Admission Counselor at Stanford University. I have both a student and admission perspective of Stanford University, and graduated from Stanford in 2018 with a minor in Spanish and Portuguese. In the admission office, I reviewed applications from different parts of the country and the world, including Canada, California, Virginia and West Virginia; and I look forward to using my experience to encourage you along your own path to college admission soon!

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Aya Waller-Bey
Georgetown University
I am a proud first-generation college student passionate about college admissions and higher education hailing from Detroit, MI. I have over six years of college admissions, advising, and college interview experience. Currently, I conduct research on college admissions as a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor!

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Aliyah Turrentine
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Hello! My name is Ms. T and I am a Senior College Advisor here to serve you! I have a B.A. in Hispanic Linguistics and Psychology from UNC-CH and a M.Ed. from UNC-C. I am a first generation college student and have experience serving as an in school college advisor for two years. I have advised over a thousand students in their post-secondary plans and look forward to working with you too! Some of the students I have served have been accepted to Duke, Emory University, Columbia, Harvard, UNC-CH, Georgia State, U-Penn, UVA, and that's just to name a few! Where would you like my assistance getting into? Lets connect today!

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Lisa Lozano
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In the fall of 2012, I started applying to numerous colleges alone. As a first-generation, low-income student with a single parent, I learned everything independently. Eventually, my hard work in high school paid off and I was accepted to MIT. I completed my degree and my pre-med requirements in 2017 but decided to fulfill another passion: helping student access and succeed in college. I have served as a first-year college advisor for a cohort of nearly 80 students in the Greater Boston Area helping students apply to and get through college. As an advisor, I took a holistic approach, ensuring that students' academic, financial, professional, and personal needs were all considered. Then, I worked as a college readiness teacher for approximately 215 9th and 10th graders in San Antonio, TX and helped students practice their resume writing, drafting personal statements, and providing psychoeducational curricula (e.g., the importance of grit, coping during stressful times, finding support).  I now utilize my experiences so that other students do not need to go through the same challenging experience of applying to colleges on their own.

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Dolann Adams
University of California – Berkeley
In her past positions, as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Outreach for the University of California Berkeley, Dolann used her talents to lead, create, and execute strategies that aligned the admissions and diversity initiatives, and increased their visibility to meet their enrollment goals for both domestic and international students. Her experience in higher education has prepared her to help students from diverse educational backgrounds to successfully and expeditiously achieve their goals. She is dedicated to professional, artistic, entrepreneurial and student development and success, and embodies that “If you can dream it, you can achieve it” attitude.
Josie Pearce
Dartmouth College
Josie graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2020. At Dartmouth, she majored in Government, minored in Spanish, and was an editor at the Dartmouth Law Journal. She works as a PR Assistant at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in their Boston office. Josie is pursuing a JD/MD joint degree and is attending Harvard for her pre-medical post-bacc. She is an admissions interviewer for Dartmouth College and has ample experience with the college interview process and essay writing.

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