Adminssion Team


    MARCI,  Admission Strategists

Expertise in college admissions, experience on multiple college admission teams, active involvement in professional organizations and a prior career in marketing & strategy inform Marci’s college admissions counseling. 

Her background includes:

  • Admissions teams at Stanford University, Northwestern University and University of Virginia
  • Certification in College Admissions Counseling, UCLA
  • MBA, Northwestern University
  • BA Psychology, with Distinction, University of Virginia
  • Member, Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC)
  • Attend professional conferences to stay current on trends, policy and institutional policy.
  • Extensively tours and meets with college admissions representatives at schools across the country to learn what they are really looking for in students.
  • Career in strategy & marketing provides an important foundation for helping students present themselves in a compelling way and “give voice to their dreams” when writing essays.


D. GRANT,   College Essay Consultants

8+ Years in Application Essay Consulting; Strong Literature and Writing Backgrounds; Education Emphasized; Experts in Top 20 College Application Essays and Their Supplements; Result-Oriented Approach; Strategic Writing Support


  • Harvard University B.A.
  • University of Chicago M.A.
  • Stanford University PhD.  (in progress)


    KIM,  Admission Strategists


  • UCLA, Certificate in College Counseling, earned with distinction
  • University of California, Berkeley, MBA
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MA, Medical & Biological Illustration
  • Stanford University, AB, Human Biology 

Professional Activities

  • Reader, University of California freshman applications
  • Reader and interviewer for a university's alumni leadership scholarships; interviews conducted in-person, by phone, and over the Internet
  • Annual UC and CSU college counselor conferences
  • WACAC Annual and Bay Area Share, Learn and Connect conferences
  • HECA, PNACAC, and WACAC counselor college tours
  • NACAC San Francisco College Fair volunteer
  • Contributer, Unigo Expert Network and monthly Columns

Professional Memberships

  • Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
  • Western Association of College Admissions Counselors (WACAC)

Civic Activities

  • Presenter of college admission workshops for the Center for Talented Youth, Parents
  • Education Network, and Learning Disabilities Association of California
  • Elections precinct inspector
  • Former treasurer of a neighborhood civic organization, elected member of a public middle school's school-site board committee, and board member of a parent group supporting a private high school band