Great Expectations only hires a mere 1-2% of its applicants — our staff is made up of the most experienced, educated, friendly, and charismatic education experts out there.

Lindsay J

ClassicAcademic TutorCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and International Business from Georgetown University; earned an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business with concentrations in Marketing and Strategy
HobbiesSwimming, cooking, reading, creative writing, hiking, discovering new TV shows and podcasts
Test Prep
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionEnvironmental ScienceUS History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, European History, MacroeconomicsSpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish IIIPsychology, Ethics, Gender Studies, Business, Philosophy, Film Studies/Film Integration/Media
General StrengthsEast Coast schoolsacademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, reading comprehension, literary analysis, college-level courseworksummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, business school applications, college list building, film programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, film, television, and digital media
Related ExperienceServes as an alumni interviewer for Georgetown University (undergraduate); serves as an admissions ambassador for the University of Virginia (Darden School of Business); served on the alumni board of high school alma mater, Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC); served as a peer tutor in English Language & Literature, creative writing, and business writing while at Georgetown; worked as a branding consultant and freelance essay editor for MBA applicants; spent 8 years pre-MBA working full-time as a television writer/producer and journalist, most recently at NBC News

Luke L

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Sport and Event Management from Elon University; earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UC Los Angeles Extension; currently working towards M.S.W. from Simmons University
HobbiesBody surfing, surfing, swimming, going to concerts, writing stand up comedy, and hanging out with friends
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsart programsstudents with learning differences, students with ASDmajor advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, transfer student application process, athletic recruitment process, college research and advisement, film programs, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition
Related ExperienceServed as admissions reader at Pitzer College and college counseling intern at Venice High School; volunteer with the College Bound program at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica; experience working with young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other learning differences; experience with Canadian college admissions

Lynelle K

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania
HobbiesExploring different types of creative expression (writing, tap dancing, cross-stitching, design, and more); community involvement; swimming; online word games; consuming way too much licorice; crushing the competition in charades
Test Prep
Academic Subjects
General Strengthsorganizational skills, creative writing, study skills, literary analysissummer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, UC specialization, college research and advisement, humanities programs, college list building, film programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceExpertise in creative marketing and writing to help students define their interests and differentiate themselves authentically in the college application process; 6 years of college counseling for a non-profit company as well as private clients; 10+ years as a senior creative director/marketing executive at film studios; alumni interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania, children's book author; marketing copywriter; personal biographer; creative writing instructor; Vanderbilt parent