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.

Lynelle K

ClassicCollege Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania
HobbiesCreative writing, tap dancing, cross-stitching, community involvement, swimming, online word games, consuming way too much licorice, and 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, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, humanities programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, film programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, visual arts programs, film, television, and digital media, career assessment tools, gap years
Related ExperienceAccomplished college counselor and professional writer with valuable expertise in creative marketing to help students define their interests and differentiate themselves authentically; provides student-focused mentorship and individualized tools to successfully strengthen college readiness, sharpen critical thinking skills, and develop best-fit school lists; essay specialist known for encouraging and effective guidance in aiding students to find their unique voice and ideas for stand-out writing; 7 years college counseling experience for non-profit and private clients; alumni interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania; 10+ years as a senior creative director/marketing executive at film studios; children’s book author; marketing copywriter; personal biographer; creative writing instructor; Vanderbilt parent