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Dr. Allison Smith-Estelle

About Me:

I have worked with students for over two decades as a college interviewer, essay coach, and professor. I provide high school students and their families with insights and advice about the application process and serve as a coach throughout the entire application journey. My goals are to help students find colleges that are a great fit, put together compelling applications, and ensure that the college process remains an exciting and healthy experience.


I earned my BA and MA from Brown University and my PhD from Harvard. I won a Fulbright fellowship after college and am a professional grant writer, writer, and editor. I completed a Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California San Diego, have taught undergraduate and master’s students, and have extensive training in storytelling.

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