I love helping people and organizations effectively communicate what matters to them. As a Harvard Law second and third year student, I taught first years how to research and construct coherent legal arguments. I also edited the Harvard Women’s Law Journal (now the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender) where I developed a keen editorial eye and also learned how to shape a compelling narrative—in other words, how to tell a meaningful story.

After law school, I practiced law in Houston, raised my family, and sought out opportunities to make a difference in the community. For twelve years, I served at an inner city early childhood program where I employed my skills as a newsletter writer, website designer, and grant writer to help communicate the school’s story to donors and to the greater community.

My first essay “clients” were my two sons, who both ended up matriculating at Princeton University. I discovered that I had a gift for helping students dig into their stories and discover the deeper meaning, and I discovered that I enjoyed the process. Soon thereafter, I began coaching students professionally and joined College Bound Mentor as an essay specialist.

When I’m not helping students communicate their stories, I’m doing my best to communicate my own. I’m in the process of writing a memoir entitled Writing Myself Out, about my mid-life journey. Every day, I’m immersed in words and in learning. I love my life!

So what matters to you? Let’s dig in together and find out.

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