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Katerina Kara

  • Editor for students applying to medical school
  • Editor for students applying to graduate school
  • Editor for students applying to college

Born and raised in San Diego (a.k.a. the best place on Earth), Katerina became fascinated with writing at an early age. Her father, who is an amazing storyteller, encouraged her to write stories and share them as a way to overcome her shyness as a child. His plan was a success, and she quickly fell in love with writing and telling stories.

Since high school, Katerina has edited and proofread countless papers for friends and classmates. Though she graduated from UCLA with a degree in economics (we’ll have to save the story of her deep love for supply and demand graphs for another time), Katerina dedicated a huge chunk of her undergraduate career to expanding her writing and editing skills. While at UCLA, she wrote for the Daily Bruin’s blog, frequently enrolled herself in advanced writing courses mainly taken by English majors, edited classmates' applications for research grants and article submissions to academic journals, and co-authored a book that went on to be published.

Her favorite thing about being an editor is getting the opportunity to contribute to the evolution of someone’s writing into a profoundly stronger, but still original, version of itself.

Katerina genuinely believes that the admissions process doesn’t have to suck, and is committed to making this notion a reality for prospective students. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her baking a cake or hiking the beach trail at Torrey Pines.