Jennifer Brookover

DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING PROGRAM

Jen has spent 12 years as a school counselor in both Philadelphia, PA and in California, which provides her insight and experience with both East and West Coast colleges and universities.

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Gail Collins

Essay Coach

Gail's mantra is to "Help students succeed, one dream at a time." Originally from Michigan, she has traveled to every state, except Alaska. As a first generation college student at California State University in Long Beach, she was heavily involved in campus activities and truly enjoyed her undergraduate experience.

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Dr. Leni M. Silverstein

Essay Coach

Leni is an international consultant with more than 20 years experience as an anthropologist, educator, professor, grantmaker, program evaluator, writer and editor in the US and overseas, particularly Brazil. She has read and evaluated grant applications and programs for major international foundations and multilateral organizations.

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Deema K. Shehabi

Essay Coach

Deema has received a Certificate in College Admissions Counseling and Career Planning from UC Berkeley’s extension program and has guided many students through the college application process. She became interested in college advising after working with students on their college essays as a high school English teacher.

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Lander Bachert

Essay Coach

Lander is positive, upbeat and equipped with many years of college and career counseling experience. She focuses on the creative writing challenges inherent in the application process.

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Chris Nielsen

Essay Coach

Chris Nielsen has been an English teacher for sixteen years, working with students from grades eighth through twelfth.