College Admissions

I had an absolute blast writing my college admissions essays, way back in 2014.

I loved writing just as much as I loved thinking carefully about overarching stories in my life, and it showed in my essays: I got into two of my dream schools, Stanford and Princeton, and graduated high school without receiving a single college rejection letter.

In high school, I spent hundreds of hours researching writing advice and editing my own essays, and then in college, I spent hundreds of hours tutoring other students in writing and speaking. I started this blog as a way to share some advice on the essay writing process, which I know can be stressful, nerve-wracking, and downright unpleasant for a lot of high school seniors.

Let me be clear: getting into X, Y, or Z College isn’t going to make or break your life. But I know that as a 17 year old, college admissions can feel like the whole world. Regardless of where you are in the process, I hope this blog is able to clarify some things for you and get you in the right mindset for writing.

Happy reading!


College admissions blog posts

The one thing you need to write killer college essays

How to NOT procrastinate on your college admissions essays

Advice for Stanford’s Class of 2021

Why I chose Stanford: On discomfort, growing, and when wrong is actually 100% right

Want to get personalized advice about your college essays? I offer one on one essay editing and consulting services. Whether you’re looking for a one time editing session, or a 3 month long partnership, I’m happy to work with you every step of the way to produce essays that are well-written, eloquent, and most importantly, a genuine representation of your best self.