JD portrait by Kento January 2013 crop 4

A long-time editor, educator, and writer, I have worked with high school, college, and graduate students, as well as adults, in the US, France and Japan. I received my BA from Oberlin College and MA from Stanford University, where I also worked as a departmental assistant teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. I have  completed programs at Middlebury College and the Sorbonne, too, and am fluent in French and Japanese.

With a son and daughter in college, I understand the entire process from start to finish—and how stressful it can sometimes be. Which is where I come in.  Supportive, patient, and flexible, I have worked with clients who run the gamut, from the highly organized to the highly scattered, the outgoing to the shy, the confident to the self-doubting, and love watching my them grow both as writers and people.

I was born and grew up in New York City, have lived in the Midwest, New England, France, and Japan, and now call San Francisco home. I am passionate about education and the enormous difference it can make in people’s lives, and have served as a board member of Yokohama International School and a community leader at the International School of Paris, along with additional roles at other private, public, and parochial schools.

I am delighted to work with clients wherever they may be: in the Bay Area, across the country, or anywhere outside the United States.

Schools offering my clients admission include:

Bard College, Bates College, Bentley University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bucknell University, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), Carleton College, Chapman University, Colorado College, Elon University, Emerson College, Emory Oxford College, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Grinnell College, Hampshire College, Ithaca College, Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University, Lewis & Clark College, Macalester College, Middlebury College, New York University, Northeastern University, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Pennsylvania State University, Pratt Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Santa Clara University, Skidmore College, Stanford University, State University of New York (SUNY)/Binghamton, Swarthmore College, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of California: UC/Davis, UC/Irvine, UC/Los Angeles (UCLA), UC/San Diego, UC/Santa Barbara, UC/Santa Cruz, U. British Columbia/Canada, U. Chicago, U. Illinois, U. Massachusetts/Amherst, U. Southern California (USC), U. Vermont, U. Washington, USC School of Engineering, Villanova University, Whitman College