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Marcella graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Stanford University with a Masters of Arts in Communications.
Marcella was an Admissions Reader for the University of Chicago, where she used the university's secret alphanumeric rating system to help accept 8% of applicants.
Marcella was an Admissions Reader for UC Berkeley's Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program—a business + engineering program with a 2% acceptance rate.
Marcella was an Admissions Reader for LaunchX, a prestigious entrepreneurship program.
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Alex graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems, an interdisciplinary major spanning computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, and more.
Alex was an Admissions Reader for Stanford University, where he he evaluated hundreds of applications from the competitive Bay Area.
With a background as a software engineering manager, Alex is especially adept at identifying ways in which computer science and other STEM applicants can differentiate themselves in the admissions process.
Of our class of 2021 students who applied
to a top 20 university were accepted
Of those students were admitted to a top 10
Students have utilized our guidance to get into college
“In August, when the idea of college applications became a serious task, I was stressed and intimidated. However, Marcella's incredible help throughout the whole process made the seemingly impossible into a completely manageable process. I thank her so incredibly much for being so real and supportive with my college endeavors. I just found out that I was accepted early to Yale—thanks to all her help and guidance.
– Daniel, Yale class of 2022
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