A little more in-depth:
What I like most about being a Stratus Law School Admissions Counselor:
I thoroughly enjoy working with a range of students with different backgrounds and experiences and helping them to reach the “a-ha” moment of the application process. It’s tremendously rewarding when the clients transcend their misgivings, insecurities and anxieties and are able not only to tap into the qualities that define them but to also bring those qualities to life on paper and in interviews. Though the law school application process can feel burdensome at the outset, I feel vicarious satisfaction when Stratus clients successfully navigate the process and simultaneously gain confidence in the individual characteristics that set them apart from other applicants.
One piece of advice I would share with someone who is applying to law school:
I counsel clients to thoughtfully consider experiences in their lives that have been transformative and why. I ask them to think about how the experiences showcase critical aspects of their identities and personalities. This type of thoughtful introspection, in my view, leads to more compelling essay-writing, which in turn provides the basis for a stronger application. This critical introspection work at the outset of the process inevitably helps to present multi-dimensional, interesting, unique application materials. Law school admissions personnel review countless applications. One of my goals is to help my client to prepare an application that stands out and is remembered.
3 Random Facts:
– I sang in two all-female a cappella singing groups at Yale.
– I serve on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey.
– After college, I participated in an Outward Bound course in the Cascades, and, despite the rigorous physical challenges, for which I was largely ill-prepared, I persevered. Sadly, I fell while walking on a rickety wooden train track and needed stitches on my leg. Happily, I returned to the group to complete the adventure!