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, 12 (of 16) students with whom I worked in applying to "top 10" universities were admitted to one or more (including MIT, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, Columbia, Duke, and Yale). Additionally, 14 (of 17) who applied to "top 20" universities were admitted. And with each student, we 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.


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