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I've been helping students discover, define, and reach their dreams for nearly 30 years. Whether your personal statement needs some refining  or you're just beginning the search for your perfect college, grad school, or scholarship opportunity, the process can seem daunting, but really, this is your time to THRIVE. It all starts with a free consultation.



I'm so lucky my high school chemistry teacher gave me a brochure for a fully-paid summer program at Northern Arizona University. I applied, was accepted, and spent the summer learning about Native American languages -- and about life in college. The experience gave me a huge advantage as I faced senior year and my college applications  --- and the foundation for my practice inspiring students to reach for their dreams by preparing for them. 



The best applications are the ones that truly express your individuality, talents, and ambitions. In the process of working on admissions essays and competitive scholarship statements, my goal is to help you to tell your story powerfully and completely. We will establish a partnership: my experience, plus your clear & unique voice. 



  • Make a plan for college while you're still in high school, think strategically about activities, community & campus leadership that strenghten your profile.

  • Develop a list of target colleges based on your qualities, ambition, interests, and accomplishments.

  • Refine your application essays to present your unique passion, talents, and potential.

  • ​Research and investigate opportunities beyond the college brochures to discover the programs, such as international travel or industry based internships, that will make your college years count. 

  • ​Prepare for admissions interviews, honors applications, and selection weekends.

  • ​Find gap year experiences that make you a better applicant.

  • ​Transfer and keep moving toward your goals. ​​​

  • Take the next step into graduate or professional school.

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