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are you Ready to feel empowered by the college admissions process? 

With over 20 years of experience teaching and coaching, I help students and families navigate the college application journey with less stress and more confidence.  Authentic Applicant clients craft personal statements, supplements, and packets that reflect their unique passions, soft skills, and perspectives. These students have earned admission to all [but one] Ivy League institutions (I see you, Penn), competitive prep schools, and so many colleges and universities around the country. I'd love for you to be next.  

How would it feel to apply to college with authenticity and confidence

you're closer than you think!

start here for free!


Choose from a menu of courses, programs and guides. You may also sign up for one on one sessions with me as needed. 


Build your own

Have access to all courses, guides and videos, email check-in with me, and bi-weekly live group chats


Authentic Applicant

Let's work together! From conception of your personal statement, completion of your common app, and all supplementals, I'll be with you the whole time. 



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"I cannot thank you enough for your help and encouragement. He just let me read [her son's essay]!! Wow...it is so beautiful and powerful!"

Tina, parent

"You were so insanely helpful to work with and I’m sure other kids will really benefit...Yale is even better than I imagined!"

Morgan, E.D Yale

"Katherine somehow understood exactly what was in my head, and helped me discover the best way to express my ideas."

Alex, California Institute of the Arts

Feel relieved

Feel Supported

Feel connected


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Curious if I'm a good fit? call me! 

for a free 15 minute consultation

  With my help you will  
  • Learn which college essay topics work and which don't
  • Craft essays that make you feel like your authentic and empowered self 
  • Take the stress and mystique out of the whole process
  • Submit application packets that will attract the eye of the most competitive college's admissions officers
  • Feel more freedom in the months before college

Get ready!!