Priya Desai has worked in college admissions for over five years and has helped others with writing for as long as she can remember! She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA's Class of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and worked for a top human resources consulting firm shortly after graduation. During the pandemic, Priya realized her passion for helping others - especially students - feel more empowered in their educational and professional trajectory, and has now devoted her career entirely to admissions advising. Priya also has work experience in healthcare technology, marketing, teaching English to non-native speakers, and tutoring from the preschool to high school level. As an oldest sister and cousin, she is passionate about helping younger students navigate the often-confusing and seemingly opaque world of college admissions.
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.
I will look over your Activities section and provide suggestions for improvement.
Figure out how to make the most of this summer per your interests and career goals.
Craft a perfect school list with a personalized blend of safety, target, and reach schools.
Open advising session; we can cover extracurriculars, essays, or anything else you'd like!
Build a stellar schedule for the following school year that will impress admissions officers.
This is for letters of continued interest and appeals to universities or programs where students have been deferred or rejected.
I'll evaluate your extracurriculars and help you tier them, and give insights for improvement.
In this session, I'll review your UC essays and Activities section and answer any questions you may have about the application process.
Feedback and guidance on the direction of your topic and themes. Recommended if you’re unsure about your topic and essay outline.
A comprehensive review of your essay draft. Recommended if you have a rough or strong draft.
“I was able to spot the parts which were not that great. thanks!"atharv s.
“Very quick and thorough! Priya has helped me a great deal with my essays and I feel confident in them from her help. "Emily C.
“The review was extremely helpful and resourceful"Anjola T.