Meet Marcella

I started my career working in the admissions office at the University of Chicago, my alma mater. Later, I joined UC Berkeley's Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology program—where we accepted only 2% of applicants. Now, I sit on the opposite side of the table, helping talented students realize their college dreams. I founded to help students maximize their chances for admission to the nation's most selective universities. This year, 17 (of 20) students with whom I worked in applying to "Ivy+" universities were admitted to one or more (including Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, Columbia, Duke, Dartmouth, and Yale). And with each student, I look beyond universities' rankings to ensure the best possible academic, extracurricular, and cultural fit. I hope I can be part of your success story, too.


Free 30-Minute Consult

Available for class of 2021 and younger

New Admissions Guides

Getting Off the Waitlist


Writing a Letter of Continued Interest