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Hello! I graduated from Cornell University in 2020 with a BS in Biology and minors in Policy Analysis & Management, Business, and Law. I currently live in NYC and work as a Finance & Operations Management Associate in the healthcare sector. Over the past 6 years I've had experience as an SAT tutor, mentoring first-generation college students through a peer mentor program, editing college application essays, and working with prospective high school students as an advisor in my college's admissions office. I can't wait to get to know you and help you and your loved ones navigate the application process!
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!
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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I am currently an urban planner and designer based in Boston. I studied architecture and planning at MIT and graduated with both an undergraduate degree and Master in City Planning. At MIT, I taught as a Teaching Assistant for a course on urban planning history and co-led a campus art and literature magazine as the art editor. For the past two years, I have mentored more than 40 students as a college admissions advisor, helping my students navigate the college admissions process and discover their voice through their personal essays.
Hi there! My name is Ishaani, and I'm a senior in Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), where I study Computational Biology. Outside of class, I play in a jazz ensemble, write and edit for the [email protected] magazine, advise freshman at Brown, and research at the Center for Computational Molecular Biology. I've been working as a college advisor for 2+ years, and I look forward to supporting you all throughout the college admissions process!
Dominique is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and is a recent graduate of Cornell University. At Cornell, Dominique majored in Policy Analysis and Management and minored in Law and Society. She has worked on the consultant end of the college admissions process for three years, and specializes in essay writing and finding the “hook” that creates a strong personal essay. She will be working in New York City for a strategic communications firm especially focused on the financial aspects of companies. When she’s not helping her students with essays and their applications, she enjoys reading, discussing politics, running and listening to podcasts, specifically NPR’s “How I Built This”.
Hi there! I'm Vig Namasivayam, a 2020 grad of Yale. I strongly believe that every student has a path to a great school if they embrace who they are. For me, delving into my extracurriculars is what put me in a great position to succeed. For others, it's their academic or athletic passions. I'm really excited to help you navigate a tough and scary process and make it as stress-free as possible; I was a psychology major at school, which I loved because it has given me the tools to to dig into how other people think, which helps me help them. Beyond that, I really love entertainment, any kind. Since high school, I've been really involved in theater, culminating in my being the treasurer for the Yale Dramatic Association. I also was the Sports Director for our school's radio, getting the opportunity to travel and broadcast sports games. I was also the Treasurer for the Class of 2020. I would also be remiss to mention that I've definitely seen more TV shows than anyone I know.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Duke, my masters in education at Stanford, and my law degree at Stanford. I am now a higher education lawyer that has years of experience in advising and college admissions. I am passionate about the admissions process and want to ensure that all students can find the right fit for their postsecondary educational journey. Let's work together!
Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a rising senior in Brown's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) concentrating in medical anthropology. I've worked for over three years in college advising, with experience in essay editing and extracurricular advising. I specialize in BS/MD applications and interview prep.
I am a senior at Cornell University, studying Government and China & Asia-Pacific Studies. My main interests are international relations, primarily US foreign policy in East Asia. During my time at Cornell, I have written for a foreign policy magazine, researched with a professor, and studied off-campus in Washington DC while interning with an NGO. Since my freshman year, I have helped students with college applications through all parts of the admissions process, from researching schools to applying for financial aid. Through my experience, I have talked to a vast range of students about their own experience and how to bring out the most of it in their essays.
Hello! My name is April, and I am a current Master's in Academic Advising student at Rowan University! I graduated from Cornell University in 2020, with a degree in English and History. While at Cornell, I worked as a writing tutor and orientation leader, and I currently work as a Tutor Coordinator at the Rowan Writing Center. I am passionate about working with students and helping them find their passions and meet their dreams in life! As a Cornell student and an academic advisor-in-training, I have worked with many students at all levels on college planning, essay feedback, and application advising. As a first-generation, low-income student myself, I understand the importance of knowing the ins and outs of the college application process in order to gain access to new opportunities, and I am excited to share my experiences and guidance to help you on your college journey!
I'm a New York City entrepreneur passionate about building sustainable food systems, diversity / inclusion work, and leadership development. As a mentor, I focus on the power of storytelling to convey a unique perspective and elevate your brand. In my free time, I'm chipping away at a goal of visiting as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible!
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I'm currently a graduate student at MIT working on my Masters Degree in Cybersecurity. I received my Bachelor's degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I've had 7 different internships including Machine Learning, AI Research, Consulting, Software Engineering, Product Management, and Cybersecurity. I've held many different leadership positions at MIT (too many to count) and participated in 2 of MIT's formal leadership programs. I also studied abroad in Switzerland during my undergraduate years at MIT. During my free time, I enjoy skiing and seeing Broadway musicals, and I always enjoy mentoring and coaching younger students to help them achieve their dreams.
Hi there! I'm currently in Brown's 8-year BS/MD program called the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) and am undecided between a concentration in Biomedical Engineering or a Biology/Economics double concentration. In high school I was the captain of our Science Olympiad team as well as the editor-in-chief of our school newspaper. In college I help run Brown's annual Science Olympiad Tournament and am a staff writer for the Brown Political Review. I know how much the college process meant to me while I was in high school, so I'm excited to help you on your college application journey as well!
Hi, nice to meet you! I'm a 2019 graduate from Cornell University where I studied Industrial and Labor Relations and minored in Business and Inequality Studies. As a student, I worked at my school's Office of Career Services where I reviewed resumes and cover letters, and conducted mock interviews. I thoroughly enjoyed helping my peers obtain their dream internships and full time jobs, and am looking forward to helping you in your college search!
Hello, my name is Matt and I am currently a rising junior at Harvard studying economics and computer science. On campus, I spend a lot of time with a consulting club and have been doing startup work with a few classmates. Some personal interests include golf and yoyos!
Hi! My name is Hannah Cho, and I graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's in Industrial and Labor Relations and am currently pursuing my Master's in Business Administration at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell as well. I am part of the Cornell Bridge Program, a 3+2 Bachelor's/MBA accelerated program. Post-grad, I will be working at a middle-market investment bank. While at Cornell, I worked as a research assistant for four years, focusing on the immigrant experience. I also worked in the career services office in the ILR School where I reviewed cover letters and resumes, conducted mock interviews, and assisted with career fair events. In my free time, I like to bullet journal and dabble in calligraphy.
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.
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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