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As an independent college consultant, Olivia has coached countless domestic and international students through the college application process from beginning to end over the last six years. She has served as essay editor, brainstorming partner, writing teacher, school list researcher, scholarship advisor, academic planner, time management coach, and more.  During her own college admissions process, she was admitted to Harvard, Yale (with likely letter), Princeton (EA), Brown (with likely letter), and Swarthmore (with early write), among other schools. As a writer and editor with a love for narratives, she relishes the unique challenges of the admissions process and enjoys empowering students to craft their own one-of-a-kind narrative.

Over time, Olivia noticed a growing need for admissions advising programs that take into account students' mental health and well-being.  After graduating from Yale in 2016, she set out to fill this niche, and Zen Admissions was born.