If you’re like most people, you’re never going to apply to college, graduate school, or a professional program more than once. When you click submit on your application, you’re taking your one shot. I get that. I work with applicants 1-on-1 and create courses because I don’t want you to miss your chance to blow. (Thanks Slim Shady!) I also do this work because helping applicants get into their top programs isn’t everyone’s expertise — but it is mine.
I’ve been obsessed with writing ever since I was a teeter toddler growing up in Orangeburg, South Carolina. So obsessed that I left home at age 15 to attended a pre-professional arts high school where I majored in Creative Writing. My senior year I won a national award from President Barack Obama (Yes, that Barack!), showed my work at the Smithsonian Museum, and read at the Kennedy Center.
Later at Princeton, I helped turn struggling classmates into thriving writers. I can still remember conversations with good friends who started to see C papers become B papers, and then As.
After graduating, I lived in Beijing, China and entered the world’s most competitive market for students seeking admission to U.S. schools. For years, I worked with former admissions officers from Ivy League and other top 20 universities, learning top-tier admissions strategies. I teach my clients tested and proven application strategies, and their admissions results prove it.
As you can see, this isn’t a traditional bio. Why, not?
Well, firstly I’m a 90s kid and I really wanted to find a way to include Eminem here. Secondly, and most importantly, I wanted to make a point.
When an admissions officer gets your application, all they see are words. You can use your words to talk about yourself in boring, plain English. Or you can use your words to show your personality and spirit, get noticed, and get admitted. No admissions office wants an applicant that comes off as cookie cutter. Ever. And if you’ve gotten all the way to the end of this “bio”, then I know that you know that I’m right.