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Faith A.

Stanford REA Admit

Class of 2025

The college admissions process is very intimidating and throughout it all I’ve seen so many people try to profit off the fact that teens want to go to college. Kristen is different. She has gotten time to know me as a person and even actively leads a Slack and Youtube channel to provide free resources to students. While reviewing my essays, Kristen is honest and gives great advice on how to capture my voice. Rather than thinking what an admission officer wants to read, Kristen works with you to find and exemplify what makes you unique.

Z. Lin

Harvard REA Admit

Class of 2025

Meeting with Kristen gave me countless insights into the college admissions process.  She expertly streamlined my essays and helped me craft compelling and meaningful conclusions to my personal narratives.

M. Mendez

HS Senior, Class of 2021

Accepted to:

University of Florida, Fordham, Colorado College, UT Austin

Before I started working with Kristen I had a rough draft that didn't have much clarity Kristen helped me craft an essay that I felt confident in and helped create a meaningful conclusion. Kristen helped me start to finish with my Common application and by the time it was time to submit my applications I had felt confident in my application and essays.

Daniel Maskovsky

HS Senior, Class of 2021

The services provided by College Lead where extremely helpful and beneficial during my college application process. Not only did Kristen review my essays thoroughly, but she also provided helpful feedback my email and in person video calls. I would highly recommend the services provided by College Lead in order to put the best foot forward when applying to colleges.

S. Lee


Class of 2024

From the get-go, Kristen helped me to become focused on college right away and set up a game plan with me to give me the best possible shot at what I wanted. She is especially diligent as an accountability partner, conducting progress checks in the middle of the week and making sure that I was staying on task giving 100% effort into whatever I was doing. As a prospective music major, she was instrumental in preparing me for the auditions process, providing me practice tips and audition tips, and also was extremely knowledgeable about many different schools and their respective qualities, which helped me to narrow down my list to a select few colleges. Without her help, I would not have been able to see such positive returns from my applications, and I will always be grateful not only for the work which we were able to accomplish together but also the fun we had and the bond we built along the way.

F. Lyn

Music major

Class of 2024

Even though I was excited to start writing my college essays, I was struggling to find a good starting point. I was recommended to Kristen through a friend, and I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me! Not only is she smart and focused, but she is also very sweet, funny, and understanding. She helped me get my thoughts onto paper and walked me through different ways to brainstorm ideas on what to write for my UC essays. She made the writing portion for my College Applications so much clearer and easy to navigate. I am happy with how my essays turned out, and I would 100% recommend Kristen to anyone who would need help to get started, or even to double-check grammar.

School my students have been accepted to