I first became interested in the admissions process during the process of transferring from Sarah Lawrence, a small liberal arts college with an artistic bent, to Rice, a STEM-focused university. I had already begun teaching test preparation through The Princeton Review, and was struck by how many students--myself included--lacked a thoughtful, guided process to determine best-fit schools and create memorable applications that spoke to who they truly are. Admissions combines my strengths: writing, connecting with students, and knowing tons of seemingly random facts (which colleges have the nicest dorms? The most approachable engineering professors? The friendliest squirrels? I'm your resource.)
After I graduated I spent a few years teaching and pursued my M.Ed, but quickly realized that the most fulfilling work I could do was teaching the same writing and self-discovery skills I tried to foster in my classroom students in a one-on-one format. Having continued to build expertise and experience in both test preparation and admissions part-time and in the summers, I made the leap of leaving the full-time classroom, eventually leading a large Houston-area tutoring firm in building a robust test preparation and admissions practice. In my five years there, I had the privilege of helping hundreds of students with every part of their college journeys. I'm committed to working with clients of all income levels and offer my services pro bono through Matchlighters, ScholarMatch, and various community organizations.
When I'm not touring a college campus or working with students, I can be found writing (I'm a published poet), doing trivia (you might even have seen me on Jeopardy!), or cooking and baking with and for my family.