What I like most about being a Stratus Law School Admissions Counselor:
I take a lot of satisfaction from helping people communicate their stories at important moments in their lives, whether in a criminal case or a law school application. I like helping people move their law school applications beyond the realm of mere numbers and highlight what makes them a great candidate as a human being. I have a writing background, so I always enjoy taking a piece of writing and trying to make it better.
One piece of advice I would share with someone who is applying to law school:
I tell clients that their law school application is essentially a story about them, and the story doesn’t simply begin and end with LSAT and GPA numbers. Applicants have so much more to offer schools than just those two numbers. I advise my clients to think about what they really want admissions workers to know about them and make sure those things are emphasized.
Highlight or greatest accomplishment while working with Stratus:
Anytime a student I’ve worked with secures admission to a quality school, I consider that a great accomplishment. I’ve worked with many students who felt their GPA and/or LSAT score would prohibit them from going to law school, and I take a lot of pride in helping those students achieve their goal. I really enjoyed law school and I got a lot out of it, so I’m very happy to be helping others have the same opportunity.
3 Random Facts:
- In college, I took up piano and had a small part in a stage play.
- I didn’t eat an avocado until I was in my 20s.
- Between college and graduate school, I sold knives and other assorted kitchen items.