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955 Benecia Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 479-4742

Taylor Mandell

Taylor Mandell

College Essay Specialist

Taylor brings over ten years of professional and varied editing experience to her work with students at ILUMIN. She has helped students craft striking, successful essays for admission to top undergraduate institutions as well as competitive MBA and PhD programs, and works with students on academic papers such as master’s theses and research grant proposals. Taylor also worked as an academic/admissions consultant for several years, both as an independent counselor and as a senior consultant at a large educational service firm in the Bay Area—so she has a comprehensive understanding of what college admission representatives are looking for, and can help students create essays that are strong and well-integrated elements of their applications.

Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in English at the University of California, Davis, and also holds a teaching credential and a master’s degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University.