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Rebecca Myers

Topic:   |  Posted on July 16th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

Rebecca Myers is a poet and creative nonfiction writer who thinks it doesn’t get more exciting than the essay: immediate, personal, variable, challenging. Rebecca graduated with Honors from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in English and Creative Writing, then earned a Masters in English from The University of Georgia. […]

Kat Stubing

Topic:   |  Posted on July 9th, 2021  |  Written by CEA HQ

Kat Stubing is a writer and communications specialist who has worked for grassroots and nonprofit organizations, theaters, newspapers, magazines, and digital publications reaching audiences all over the world. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a BA in Media and Communication Studies, where she received an Award for Academic […]

Carolyn Balbo

Topic:   |  Posted on July 6th, 2021  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Carolyn Balbo is a client relations specialist who has worked with clients for over 30 years. Carolyn has vast experience working with people as a group sales associate, retail sales assistant, parent liaison/association officer, executive function coach, occupational therapist, and college admissions specialist. Carolyn is passionate about helping families navigate the college essay and admissions […]

Rachael Fendrich

Topic:   |  Posted on December 16th, 2020  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Rachael Fendrich is a communications specialist and has worked as a copyeditor for over 10 years. She earned her BA in English with a minor in Philosophy from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo. While studying there, she realized her passion for literature and the power of the argumentative essay. She went on to earn her […]

Josh Hawkins

Topic:   |  Posted on December 14th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Josh Hawkins has nearly 20 years of academic, professional, and freelance experience as an editor-from college essays to college textbooks and everything in between-with a special place in his heart for making complicated or convoluted material consistent and easier for everyone to read and understand. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia […]

Nina Bailey

Topic:   |  Posted on December 12th, 2020  |  Written by CEA HQ

Nina Bailey is an experienced high school English teacher who has taught at independent schools in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. She is passionate about working with high school students to develop their own written voice and gain the confidence to address any written task. Nina graduated Magna Cum Laude from […]

Megan Grandmont-Melendy

Topic:   |  Posted on December 9th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Megan Grandmont-Melendy is a high school English teacher whose passion for writing was ignited as a teen by the world of Harry Potter fan fiction (she’s a Ravenclaw). She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a BA in English. After spending several years working in animal welfare, she went back to school to […]

Carly Hernandez

Topic:   |  Posted on December 8th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Carly Hernandez is a New Hampshire native who attended Franklin & Marshall College to earn a degree in Creative Writing, and has an M. Ed in Secondary Education. She currently works in the Office of Admission at one of the Top 20 liberal arts colleges in the country. After a decade in a selective, holistic […]

Will Howard

Topic:   |  Posted on December 7th, 2020  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Will Howard graduated Cum Laude from Pomona College, where he majored in English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for the student newspaper, taught creative and expository writing in an afterschool program for low-income youth, and was a mentor in the Queer Mentorship Program. During his junior year he lived […]

Bill Kelly

Topic:   |  Posted on December 6th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Bill Kelly has been a college English instructor, soccer coach, athletics and admissions liaison, athletics recruiter, and summer camp director over the past 25 years. A graduate of Macalester College, he majored in English and went on to earn his MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota, where he won an […]