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Brittany Maschal, Ed.D

Dr. Brittany Maschal has held positions in admissions and student services at the University of Pennsylvania at Penn Law and The Wharton School; Princeton University (undergraduate) and The School of Public and International Affairs; and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She has served on admissions committees with American Councils for International Education and International Research and Exchanges Board, as an invited speaker to numerous community programs in the US and abroad, and as an alumni interviewer and admissions representative for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Brittany was also an Executive Board member and Membership Director of the Penn GSE Alumni Association.

Brittany received her doctorate in higher education from the George Washington University in 2012. Prior, she attended the University of Pennsylvania for her master’s and the University of Vermont for her bachelor’s degree—a degree she earned in three years. Brittany is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. As a member of IECA, she serves on the Graduate Committee and leads the MBA Virtual Roundtable Series.

She’s also the co-author (along with Emma!) of The Complete College Essay Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Personal Statement and the Supplemental Essays—naturally, she loves helping students uncover, explore, and then tell their stories throughout the application process.

Emma’s alma maters include Nightingale-Bamford in New York City, Phillips Academy Andover, Harvard College, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. Always a passionate writer and editor, she has worked as a literary scout in New York City, created guides for SparkNotes, taught composition and creative writing to undergraduates, written articles for an agricultural news site, and published her own poetry and essays in a number of different outlets. She has been helping students write college application essays since 2016, and in 2021, co-authored The Complete College Essay Handbook with Brittany Maschal. She is the executive director and editor-in-chief of Stone Soup, the magazine of writing and art for kids by kids, and has published a book of translations as well as a collection of poetry

Justin is a practicing New York-based artist who graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a BA in Art and minors in Asian Humanities and Art History. Following the completion of this degree, Justin worked overseas as the primary consultant for a leading education company, providing essay coaching and art portfolio guidance. He is currently pursuing an MFA in studio arts at Hunter College, New York. Justin has a comprehensive understanding of the arts and applying to art programs. He aims to help students better express themselves both creatively and critically and believes writing to be a fundamental backbone in expression—from one’s own artistic practice to the art of writing a college application essay.

Kris graduated from Harvard University with a BA in economics and completed his MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received the top student and post-graduate fellowship funding and where his thesis advisor was Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding. In between those two degrees, he worked in finance in Vietnam, started an education consulting company in China, and taught lawyers in Lithuania. His essays and photography have appeared in various outlets, including The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine, The Browser and The Millions. He currently splits his time between Berlin and Philadelphia and is working on a novel.

Mike is a PhD student in English Literature at Duke University, where he was awarded the two top fellowships available to graduate students. He holds a dual B.A. in English and Economics summa cum laude from Rutgers University, where he also received Honors for his English Creative Thesis (a collection of short stories) and won numerous writing contests. Between finishing undergrad and enrolling in Duke’s doctoral program, Mike spent a year teaching English to high school students in France (and working on his French). As a graduate student, he primarily studies contemporary fiction, but he’s also written on Victorian novels, existentialism, and film. For over six years, Mike has guided high school students through the test prep and college application process. He’s helped hundreds of students prepare for the SAT and ACT, and has also aided many of these students in crafting authentic, compelling, and unique college application essays. He believes that every student has a story that can wow an admissions officer, and he’s committed to helping students find and develop those stories.

Renee graduated from NYU Stern School of Business, where she majored in marketing with double minors in psychology and film production. By day, she pursues a career in acting and writing, and by 3 pm, she helps students meet their educational goals through academic tutoring, test prep, and college essay coaching. Renee loves the intersection of things, especially human psychology, business, and art, and these passions guide her work. From the start, she develops a relationship with her students to figure out who they are and what makes them unique—everyone has a story worth telling! Ultimately, she helps students find their voice so they can tell their stories in ways no one else can.

 Spencer is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied film, literature, philosophy, music composition, and jazz studies as an American Studies major with a concentration in Music. With six years of experience in college admissions consulting, he has refined an approach that effectively guides students through the intricate college admissions process. In addition to working with students, Spencer is a music artist who has composed music for a video game and several short films. Recently, he has also delved into the realm of AI art and text generation, exploring the potential of these emerging technologies to enhance and integrate into existing systems. Spencer employs a unique methodology to maximize the potential of every student applying to colleges across all levels of selectivity. He supports a diverse range of applicants, from humanities to engineering students and everyone in between.

If you would like to learn more about working with Emma, Justin, Kris, Mike, Renee, or Spencer, please email us.

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Brittany Maschal Consulting does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, in providing its services.

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