Application Support

For 20 years, I have assisted individuals and families with the-- often overwhelming, but hugely influential-- college and graduate school application process.  I believe that the process can be a rich and meaningful rite of passage for students as they make sense of themselves and transition to their next chapter.  I offer a range of support services at reasonable rates.


I graduated from Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley; love supporting student self-growth; served as a tutor, teacher, and mentor to high school students; conducted interviews for Harvard applicants; and won the UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award.  Over two decades I have worked directly with students to help develop hundreds of university applications, including motivational and tactical coaching on the hard and rewarding work of assessing one's values and goals and how to share them with an audience.  My 15+ years of experience managing projects and people means I have lots of tools and tricks up my sleeve to help coordinate and motivate to define goals, get organized, strengthen skills, and stay on track.

One-on-one services

I'm available to offer one-on-one support via video call and remote services.  In-person meetings in the Seattle area are welcomed and set by mutual arrangement.   Services include:

Complimentary consult

I offer a free 20-30 minute introductory call with the parent and/or student to learn more about needs, interests, and answer questions.  Contact me with time preferences to set up an initial call.


My standard rate for video calls, research, and developmental editing services is $50/hour, but prior to October 1, 2023 the discounted rate is $35/hour.  Packages are available at further discounted rates.   I care about equity; please contact me directly to discuss reduced rates in cases of financial hardship.

Group bootcamp

Some families indicated interest in a group "bootcamp" in the next few weeks that focuses on personal statement / Common Application development as well as college and post-secondary program research, among other topics.  This can be done in person or via videoconference.  To move forward, I'll need a quorum that agrees on the format and that is available to commit to the schedule.  Kindly complete the bootcamp-specific survey if you think your teenager may want to participate.

Interest Surveys

Follow link for more information about: