As an independent college counselor and educational consultant, I specialize in the college admissions process. I approach students with respect and optimism. I am often humbled by the trust my students place in me. I empower students to recognize themselves, to value their instincts, and to gain confidence in their own voice—knowing that their own voice is the best voice. Excellent colleges and universities seek authentic students, so it is very important for students to challenge themselves in disciplines that they love and immerse themselves in activities that they believe worthy of their time. My students and I, together, craft a college list with complexity that is comprised of colleges that are good academic, social, and financial fits. My students present their best selves to admissions offices with compelling applications that ring with authenticity and promise.