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When not working on his creative non-fiction thesis, Elliot helps his peers perfect their writing as one of the select few students chosen to work at Harvard College’s Writing Center as a Tutor. In addition to working in media and publishing, Elliot has also served as the Vice President of Harvard's premier long-form improv comedy troupe, The Immediate Gratification Players, and is an active member of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comics Society.
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Major in Social StudiesMentorship Slots Available
Hannah has pursued her passions for teaching and education by mentoring students through Harvard's Ed Portal and teaching piano lessons through the Phillips Brooks House Association. She also gives tours of Harvard's campus as an ambassador for Harvard's Admissions Office, and can be found playing the oboe in Harvard’s Bach Society Orchestra.
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Major in Social StudiesMentorship Slots Available
Originally from New York, Mackenzie is a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Women’s Lightweight Crew Team and also works as the team’s Chief Marketing Officer. She has also pursued her interest in business while working with startups out of Harvard’s Innovation Lab and MIT’s DesignXEntrepreneurship Accelerator Program. She is currently a board member of Harvard’s Undergraduate Women in Business Association and a print editor for The Harvard Crimson student newspaper.
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Double Major in English & Comparative ReligionMentorship Slots Available
Elizabeth has kept herself busy with a wide array of on-campus involvement, from working as a research assistant in the Harvard English Department to playing violin in the Harvard College Opera and mentoring local students in music. She also serves as the President of the Harvard College Interfaith Forum, and is both a Student Deacon and member of the Student Advisory Board for Harvard's Memorial Church.
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Major in Applied Mathematics, Focus in EconomicsMentorship Slots Available
Evan was born in Huntington Beach, California but moved to Hawaiʻi by himself when he was 12 years old to attend a school for students of Native Hawaiian descent. At Harvard, Evan writes for both the Harvard College Law Review and Harvard Economics Review, and he has pursued his interest in economics outside the classroom through activities including writing a research paper on the history of economic diversification in Hawaiʻi for the Hawaiʻi Executive Conference. Outside of academics, Evan enjoys playing the piano, playing water polo, and going to the beach.
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Major in Computer Science, Minor in SpanishMentorship Slots Available
In addition to her background in STEM, Sylvia is interested in the intersection of technology and social/environmental issues. She is currently a member of Women in Computer Science and serves as a Product Manager for the TAMID Consulting technology team. Outside of class, Sylvia competes on Harvard's cross-country and track team.
Maliya | Harvard
Major in English, Minor in Environmental Science and Public PolicyMentorship Slots Available
Maliya is originally from New Haven, Connecticut, and is extremely passionate about writing and its power to inform and inspire. She is an Associate Editor at Harvard's student newspaper, The Crimson, and has also used her writing skills to fight for climate justice at the Yale Center for the Environment and while serving as the Newsletter Managing Editor for the Global Center for Climate Justice. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys long-distance running, choral singing, crafting, and baking.
Lani | Harvard
Major in Social StudiesMentorship Slots Available
Lani has a long history of mentoring high school students, primarily through the Harvard Summer School Programs. She is passsionate about politics and law, serving as a Case Team Leader for Harvard's Undergraduate Political Consulting Club, as well as being a founding board member of Harvard's Women in Law Association, with plans to attend law school post-graduation. When not listening to true crime podcasts or cooking, Lani can be found planning performances while serving as a Director of the Expressions Dance Company.
Marc | Harvard
Major in Art, Film, and Visual Studies; Minor in GovernmentMentorship Slots Available
When not working on his film production assignments, Marc can be found serving as a Senior Editor, Executive Content Editor, and Contributing Writer to the Harvard International Review. He has extensive tutoring experience through Harvard Student Agencies, and has also interned for ReVista, a Harvard publication that reviews Latin American culture and current events.
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Kyle, High School Student, 2020-21 Cycle
I am so, so grateful for finding Veritas. I talked to a ton of college counseling services and felt that Veritas was the most affordable and authentic. I don’t think I would have gotten into the schools I did without my mentor. She was available 24/7 and seemed to care about my essays like they were her own. I have this weird way I open college results, where I lower my laptop so I can just see the “view results” option...I did that with Yale and I remember it jumping to a video with the bull dog and I realized I was accepted. I cried for so long. My mentor encouraged me to apply to more selective schools, and I am really glad I did so -- I was accepted by Yale, Duke, and Stanford!
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I’m not the strongest essay writer, and Veritas really helped me get my message out onto the page and convey that to the admissions officer more effectively. The...day that Ivy League results came out I really did not know how any of them would go...it all happened so fast and I was suprised when I got some really exciting results, and the same with Stanford. It was just a crazy moment with my family around me!
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Thank you very much to the entire Veritas Essays team for your support throughout the process. Both my mentors were exceptional in their mentorship and guidance on writing my essays, as well as other things like helping me prepare for interviews. I'm sure the revisions helped me stand out in admissions committees, especially for very selective programs like LSM at UPenn, which only accepts 25 students out of more than 1500 that apply. I will definitely recommend Veritas Essays to students at my school entering the college admissions process this year!
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