Our Team

Meet Your Dream Team of College Application Specialists and Expert Essay Editors

We know what the nation’s top universities are looking for in their incoming class. With our expertise, we will work one-on-one with you to craft a unique story that highlights your accomplishments and sets you apart from the competition.

Kristina Barile

Senior Editor

10 years as expert application editor for Top-tier schools

Master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Aeronautical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in Engineering Sciences

Specialization in guiding STEM students through the creative writing process

Former Aerospace Engineer and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Andrea Schiralli

Senior Editor

Master’s – Harvard University

B.A. – Cornell University

Professor of English – Jiangxi, China

Worked with several Chinese companies

Published SAT/GRE books

Based in NYC

Gregg Prigerson

Senior Admissions Counselor

Former admissions counselor – Stanford University

22+ years of college admissions experience

Former director of college counseling for a prestigious boarding school

Reviewed thousands of applications

Based on East Coast


Anna Marie Smith

Senior Admissions Counselor

Former admissions counselor – Rice University

Former admissions evaluator – NYU

10+ years of college admissions experience

Former director of admissions for a large consulting firm in NYC

Reviewed thousands of applications
Based in Asia

Marie Arlen

Senior Editor

Former admissions counselor – Columbia University

14+ years of college admissions experience

Former director of admissions for a consulting firm

Reviewed thousands of applications

Based in NYC

Robert Clyne

Senior Admissions Consultant
PhD – Yale University
B.A. – Stanford University
Phillips Exeter Boarding School
Former admissions reader at Yale
18+ years of international admissions consulting experience
NGO expert
Based in Asia

Justina Chen

Career Coach

M.Eng- Cornell University

B.S.- Cornell University

Career Coaching Expert

Brian Stewart

Senior Admissions Consultant

Author of best-selling Barron’s ACT, Barron’s SAT, and Barron’s PSAT/NMSQT

Provides custom test preparation plans for clients

Worked with thousands of students around the world on the ACT, SAT, and PSAT

Princeton graduate

Natalie Lundsteen

Senior Admissions Consultant

DPhil – Oxford University

Career Counselor – MIT

Career Counselor – Stanford

Admissions consultant for Kaplan Test Prep, London

Taught at American Embassy School in New Delhi
20+ years admissions experience

Based in Dallas

Stephen Allan

Senior Admissions Consultant

Worked with over a thousand students

Duke University

Published Author for Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

Edited work for writers at the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Atlantic

Zachary Mazur


PhD- Yale University

MA and MPhil- Yale University

Teaching position at Yale University and the University of Management and Finance in Warsaw

Brian Giroux

Founder/CEO of IvySummit

Professional Member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association)

International Student Designation – IECA

Four-year scholarship student-athlete

15+ years college admissions experience

Visited 500+ Colleges/Universities and 150+ Boarding Schools/Day Schools

Tours 40+ Colleges/Universities every year with international clients

Based in Washington, DC

Our Experts Will Help You Tell Your Story and Achieve Your Dreams

Let our team use our experience in the college admissions process to create the perfect college application package that gets you notices and gets you accepted. We are here to guide you every step of the way.
We are a premier college consulting firm that specializes in guiding students worldwide through the college application process to Ivy League and other highly selective universities in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

We are committed to finding the right fit for our clients and helping them continue their journey to success.

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