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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, 19 (of 21) 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 the class of 2022 and younger
While I am all booked for students in the class of 2021, rising seniors can gain
my expertise with a Comprehensive Application Review

New Admissions Guides

Getting Off the Waitlist

Getting Off the Waitlist

Writing a Letter of Continued Interest

Writing a Letter of Continued Interest



Decisions came out yesterday for UChicago, and I'm honored to say that I was accepted! I'm still in shock trying to comprehend what this means for my future. It's thanks to Marcella's help that I have this opportunity. Marcella allowed me not only to get into my top choice but also to greatly improve my writing skills and learn a lot about myself in the process.

Marcella helped craft my son's essays to become polished pieces, retaining his own voice and style. She also has a great deal of knowledge about the application process, strategic approaches for "selling" yourself (while retaining dignity and integrity!) to the college of your choice, and what colleges are seeking. An intelligent and gifted tutor!

Marcella has been my greatest resource throughout my college admissions process. She always brings out the best in my writing creatively and grammatically, especially when I have trouble transforming my vision/ideas into writing. I always look forward to working with her, and I recommend her to anyone who is going through the same process as me!



I love sharing my knowledge and experience with students and their families. Above all, I love discovering a student's strengths, helping to overcome their weaknesses, and seeing the joy on their faces when they see their dreams realized with an acceptance to their favorite university. I hope I can share that with you and your family as well.

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