Team

BMC serves clients locally throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and seamlessly across the country and around the globe via email, phone, and video chat (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, and WeChat).

Brittany Maschal, Ed.D

Dr. Brittany Maschal spent her professional career working in higher education, and 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 Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and the Johns Hopkins University-Paul H. Nitze 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 obtained in three years. Brittany is an Associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.

Essay Experts

Our essay experts have MFA’s from prestigious writing programs and years of experience not only working on application essays but also teaching writing.

Emma Wood’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 began formally working as a freelance editor and writer as an MFA student at Iowa, while also teaching literature and creative writing to undergraduates. Since then, she has taught composition at various universities, worked at a university writing center, privately tutored high school students in English, published her writing in a number of literary journals, and started a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of California Santa Cruz. Most importantly, she has guided over 50 students through the essay process over the past four years to successful applications to many of their first-choice schools including Stanford, Harvard, MIT, CalTech, Northwestern, U Chicago, Cornell, Dartmouth, Berkeley, Boston College, Boston University, the University of Edinburgh, Georgia Tech, the University of Michigan, The University of Texas, Tufts, UCLA, USC, UVA, Vanderbilt, and more!

Kris Bartkus graduated from Harvard University with a BA in economics, and recently 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.

Kris has guided over 70 students through the essay process over the past 4 years, with successful applications to many students’ first-choice schools, including Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, UChicago, UPenn, Williams, Duke, Harvey Mudd, Cornell College of Engineering, Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, UCLA, Tufts, the University of Michigan, USC, UNC, Boston College, King’s College London, and SVA, just to name a few.

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

We also encourage you to take some time to learn more about college admissions counseling and Independent Educational Consultants (IEC’s).

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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