Allison graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a B.S. in Journalism. Since 2004, she has been a mentor and advisor for high school students and has worked with college-bound seniors to craft application essays that let their best aspects stand out and shine. Her motto: everyone has a compelling story to be expressed effectively within any word count. Her students have recently gained admission to UC Berkeley, UCSD, UCSB, UCLA, NYU, Wash U, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, Barnard, University of Michigan, Oxford, Cornell, and UVA.