Who We Are

Standing out as an applicant is more important than ever. That's why we've taken our extensive experience and created a personalized approach to building an application that is truly unique. 

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Sarah Thomas
Co-Founder and Principal

Barbara Milhizer
Co-Founder and Principal

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Lisa
Jackson

Shawn
Sieve

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Caitlin
Frank

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Each team member is an educator with classroom experience, as well as extensive training and expertise in writing. They share a passion for individualized attention, meeting students where they are, and guiding them to create stand-out applications that don't sacrifice personal style. 

Kimberly
Orosco

Meet the Team

As a former AP English teacher of 10 years, Sarah has cultivated thousands of 1:1 relationships with students. She is an expert at breaking complex, intimidating tasks into manageable pieces, which empowers students to turn their anxieties into productive action. With Sarah's guidance, students are not only invested and take ownership of their goals, but feel in control of the process and ultimately proud of their outcome. 

Rebecca
Colvin

Through her 25 years in corporate communications and as an AP English teacher, Barbara has coached thousands of clients and students in telling their unique stories with confidence. Her passion is helping students find their perfect fit and infusing their voice in an application they are proud of and that sets them apart in a competitive environment. Barbara also served as an alumni interviewer for Northwestern University.