Meet the Team

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Director of US University Programmes, Director University Advisor​
Mariel Kessel
Mariel spent six years in the admissions department at Princeton University, rising to the role of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admission, where she led a team focused on recruiting and evaluating international applicants. She also has extensive experience working with top global professional schools in business, public administration, and medicine, in particular at The University of Oxford Said Business School where she was associate director of MBA admissions as well as multiple roles at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and at Columbia University in the Earth Institute and Business School.

She received her BA from Smith College in Government and French Studies and her M.Phil in American Studies from Columbia University. Mariel is passionate about helping students find the right university fit and when she is not thinking about what makes a great essay, she spends her time doing pottery, hiking with her husband, and reading novels.

Our services to help you succeed

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  • SAT & ACT preparation
  • SAT & ACT courses
  • Test specific tuition
  • US university advising
  • Application guidance
  • Common Application
  • Early vs. Regular strategy
  • Course & Extracurriculars
  • Summer Programs
  • College Essays
  • Scholarship guidance
  • Bespoke campus tours
  • Targeted tuition
  • Academic mentoring
  • School partnerships

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