College Essay Specialist
Melissa has helped students develop their writing over the last 12 years in her work as a teachers' curriculum coach, a grades 6-12 English teacher, and a graduate-level writing instructor. As an educator, she's been selected for three National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and will support teachers as an administrator next summer. As a writer, she's produced plays in four different cities and her first novel will be published in 2020. She earned her B.A. from Brown University, and her Master's Degree in Education from Notre Dame de Namur University. She believes that the college-essay-writing process can be meaningful and fun. The students who've written essays under her coaching have been admitted to some of the most selective universities in the United States.