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Adrienne Dowhan, Editor-in-Chief
Adrienne received her BA in Psychology at UAB and conducted her graduate studies in Environmental Science at UMASS, Boston. After graduate school, she joined the faculty of Suffolk University in Boston where she taught Physical Science. Adrienne came to IvyEssays in 1999 with a vision of helping all motivated students achieve a higher education. She has critiqued and edited thousands of admissions essays and has built a highly skilled and experienced team of admissions essay editors.

Susan Morrison, Senior Editor
Susan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama specializing in Communications and Journalism. Later, she completed her Master of Arts degree in English at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Susan has over 10 years of experience in professional editing. She has received numerous awards from The Associated Press, Georgia Press Association and Thomson Newspapers for her outstanding writing achievements. Susan has been an admissions essay editor for over 3 years.

Mary Rosalind Bolger, Senior Editor
Roz received her BA in English from Emory University, and later earned her MBA at the Goizueta Business School at Emory. Roz was an Assistant Dean of Admission for seven years during which time she read and evaluated over 10,000 essays. She currently works part-time as an independent college counselor.

Gina Buonaguro, Senior Editor
Gina, a Fulbright Scholar, received her BA in English with Honors from Villanova University and her MA in English from the University of British Columbia. Gina is a published author and teaches a writing course for Johns Hopkins University. She has over eight years of professional editing experience.

Lucy Cruell, Senior Editor
Lucy received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies and a minor in Film/Video Theory and Practice from Duke University. She later received her Juris Doctorate with honors from Harvard Law School. Lucy is an attorney as well as a published author, screenwriter, and freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She has over five years of professional editing experience.


Admissions Team

The information found in this site would not have been possible without the assistance of our admissions team. We would like to thank the following people for their help:

Thomas Vance Sturgeon
Mr. Sturgeon has over eight years of experience in the admissions process as Associate Director of Admission at Duke University and Assistant Director of Admission at Guilford College. Mr. Sturgeon is currently the Director of Admission at the South Carolina School for Science and Mathematics. Today, Mr. Sturgeon is a widely published author and lecturer on the subject of college admissions. He has been quoted in Money Magazine’s Guide to Colleges and published in the Journal of College Admissions.

Marcy Whaley
Ms. Whaley is the former Associate Director of Admissions at the California Institute of Technology and Assistant Dean of Admission at Illinois Institute of Technology. She has over a decade of experience in college admissions and is currently an independent admissions consultant and freelance technical writer.

Scott Anderson
Mr. Anderson is currently Associate Director of Admissions at Cornell University. Mr. Anderson’s past experience includes the position of Assistant Director of Admission at Vassar College, and he has been on the admissions staffs at the University of Vermont, St. Michael’s College and the University of Virginia.

Patricia M. Soares
Ms. Soares is an independent educational consultant for underprivileged youth with years of experience as an admission officer. She has been the Assistant Director of Admissions at Connecticut College and an admissions officer at Rhode Island College.

Mirium Ruth Albert
Ms. Albert is currently a professor at Fordham University in New York. She was a Legal Methods Professor and Associate Director of Admissions at Widener University School of Law, where she counseled prospective applicants and evaluated over 4000 applications. She also teaches an LSAT course at Kaplan.

Amy Engle
Ms. Engle has worked at the Hofstra University School of Law for over seven years and is currently serving as the Assistant Dean for Admissions.

Joanna Henderson
Ms. Henderson has been the Director of Graduate Admissions responsible for MBA programs at Babson, the Dean of Admissions at Colby-Sawyer College and, most recently, the Director of the New England Admissions Office at Marietta College in Ohio. She is also an advisor/consultant for Kaplan.

Helen LaFave
Ms. LaFave is currently an independent consultant who counsels prospective students through all stages of the admissions process. She has also served as Senior Programs Officer and Recruitment Program Officer at Columbia University, where she helped numerous students through extensive graduate school application processes.

Ellen M. Watts
Ms. Watts has worked in graduate admissions for nine years and is currently the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, where she screens over 2000 applications annually. In addition, she serves as an independent admissions counselor, specializing in interview skills workshops.

 
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