Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Carnegie Mellon University
Jackie S. formerly worked as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Carnegie Mellon University for two years and has been an independent counselor for six years. While at Carnegie Mellon, she reviewed approximately 1,000 individual undergraduate applications and has worked privately with over fifty students on their application materials. She has combined her experience as a published writer, a college professor, and years in a highly competitive university’s admissions office to help students understand how to best shape their story.
Former Senior Admission Fellow, Bates College
Shawna K. has over 11+ years of experience in strategic advising, story branding, essay consulting, and interview coaching and was responsible for admission interviews of Bates College, one of the top liberal art colleges in the United States. Shawna guided hundreds of students to admission at highly selective colleges and graduate schools in Canada, the United States, China, and Europe—with more than US$ 6million in scholarships. Students are accepted by Harvard University, MIT, Columbia University, Chicago University, Princeton University, Toronto University, Oxford University and some other world leading universities.
Former Associate Director of Admission, University of Southern California
Mel P. has entered the field of college admission in the mid-eighties and has witnessed the ever changing landscape and increased competitiveness of the admission process. She used to work as an Associate Director of Admission at the University of Southern California and has worked with various colleges bound community organizations on both local and national level. She also has many years' experience as a high school college counselor and membership in professional college admission organizations, providing students with the most current and effective ways to apply for college admission.
Former MBA Admissions Coordinator, Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego
Tanisha B. is passionate about helping students achieve their goals. She was the MBA Admissions Coordinator at the University of California San Diego Rady School of Management. At UCSD, Tanisha worked with a wide range of students, guiding them through the admissions process.
Former Admissions Reader, Harvard University
Over the years, Geraldine D. has done admissions review at Harvard University, and has personally worked on policy with the former dean of admissions for Tufts University (currently: Dartmouth). Currently, Geraldine is a Private College Counselor working with students who are applying to the country’s top universities, including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, and to selective BSMD and BSDO programs. Over the years, Geraldine has worked with over 50 students privately on their college applications, and all of these students gained admission to one of their top three schools, including to the Ivy League. Geraldine has also worked in the nonprofit sector, creating a college access program for students all over New York City that sees over 100 students a year, guiding them as they applied to highly selective colleges and universities, and working as a Dean of Students at the country’s most selective educational access program for independent day and boarding schools. Through her work, she has been able to guide students as they apply to some of the nation’s top private schools, such as Andover, Exeter, and the Trinity School (NYC) and top colleges, including Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown. When Geraldine works with students, she gets to know them beyond the paper – she loves envisioning who students are as people, not students, and helps them see themselves through the lens of someone who wants the best opportunity for them.
Chairperson, Duke University’s Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee for the Philippines
Brad L. serves as the Chairman of Duke University’s Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee for the Philippines. Brad graduated from Duke University with the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Neuroscience major, and has extensive experiences in education management and policymaking. He has worked as the admissions consultant with over a decade of experience helping thousands of clients achieve their goals.
Former Admissions Reader, New York University
At NYU and the University of Chicago, Nicolas D. gained key insights into the admissions process. As a graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU Law He called and hosted prospective students, reviewed applications, and attended recruiting events. He can help students put together their best possible applications package and get into their dream schools.
Former Admissions Reader, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Daniel H. has been an admissions reader of Wharton Business School applications for several years and has reviewed hundreds of applications. He is experienced in essay guidance and background enhancement and has ample examples of situations where individuals used their words wisely and distinguished themselves and their ideas from exceptionally crowded competitions. Daniel is also an Advisor to Princeton University's Keller Center for Innovation mentoring students running startup businesses. He believes that a well-written letter, essay or report can open doors and create opportunity for people.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Over 5 years 'experience in the education industry in China and Sweden as an SAT, TOEFL, and IELTS trainer, spoken English teacher, and educational consultant
Denise has been working as a higher education professional consultant at XDF for 3+ years, with a record of success in educational administration, at the undergraduate level.