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The Berkeley High College essay readers are a group of experienced writers and editors who volunteer their time to help BHS seniors with their college essays and personal statements.

Essay Reader Bios

Mike Bolgatz is a lawyer practicing in Berkeley for the last 20 years. He has been volunteering reading college application essays for the last four years.
Katherine Brown attended Stanford University graduating with a degree in Journalism with a minor in French Language. She also studied law for 3 years, worked in Marketing and Public Relations and is currently a Suzuki piano teacher. She really has fun helping students 'get unstuck' or "rolling" while tackling college essays. Her 3 kids attend Pratt Institute, Stanford and Colorado College. For fun she likes to walk in Tilden Park, forage/garden, and host dinner around a bonfire.
Carla Castilloカーラ・カスティーロ彼女の娘がBHSにあったとき、大学のエッセイを読み始めました,,en,彼女のプライベートコーチングの練習を開始する前に,,en,カーラは、刑事司法制度における弁護人でした,,en,彼女は彼女の練習を拡大してきました,,en,彼女は今、自分のライティングスキルを向上したい学生を個別指導し、また、プロのコピーエディタと校正者として働きます,,en,この秋,,en,エレインはキャリアカレッジ顧問としてUCバークレー校から彼女の認定を受けます,,en,そして以来、バークレーハイで作家のコーチとしてボランティア活動をしています,,en,ジュディス・フリシア、サンフランシスコの大学で英語の学士号とソノマ州立大学で英文学の修士号を持っています,,en,彼女は、以上のためソノマ州立大学で英作文や文学を教えています,,en. Before beginning her private coaching practice, Carla was a defense attorney in the criminal justice system. それ以来, she has expanded her practice; she now tutors students who want to increase their writing skills and also works as a professional copyeditor and proofreader.
Elaine Chanは、認定された大学入試およびキャリアプランニングアドバイザーで、以来バークレー高校のライター指導者としてボランティアをしています,,en,彼女は生徒が自分の声で独特のエッセイを書くのを助けます,,en,Elaineはまた、第一世代で働くコミュニティベースの組織のボランティアです,,en,大学入学者,,en,Suzanne Rubelはサンフランシスコの2つの組織と個人的に働くキャリアカウンセラーです,,en,サンフランシスコ州立大学のキャリアセンターで長年のキャリアの前に,,en,彼女はシカゴの歴史教師とガイダンスカウンセラーであり、カウンセリングで彼女の修士号のためにノースウェスタン大学に通った,,en 2013. She enjoys helping students write unique essays using their own voices. Elaine also volunteers at community-based organizations working with first-generation, college-bound students.
Steve Cohen is a communications consultant for non-profits and a writer for university and other publications. He held communications positions at University of California (UCOP and UC Berkeley) のために 18 years, and has enjoyed being an essay reader for the last three years.
Judith FrisciaJudith Friscia has a BA in English from the University of San Francisco and an MA in English literature from Sonoma State University. She’s taught English composition and literature at Sonoma State University for over 10 years. 二年前、彼女は大学のアドバイススペシャリストになることを決めたと絶対に大学のアプリケーションの旅のあらゆる面で学生を指導愛しています,en.
Janet Huseby is a journalist who has worked with the Associated Press, Time/Life Books and the University of California, バークリー. This is her 19th year reading essays at Berkeley High.
Brenda Kahn earned a master’s in journalism from the renowned Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has worked as a writer and editor for more than 30 years. She has held editorial positions with Runner’s World magazine and San Jose magazine, and her articles and personal essays have appeared in a number of publications. She currently works as the web editor and senior public information officer for a large regional governmental agency in the Bay Area. She has taught feature writing and copy-editing at the journalism program at City College of San Francisco, and was accepted to participate in the Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop. She has been a college essay reader at Berkeley High for more than a dozen years, and has four children who have attended Berkeley High and gone on to college.
Jamie Keller is a professional writer/educational therapist with a private practice specializing in working with rising seniors on their college application essays. Jamie has been helping seniors with their personal statements and volunteering at Berkeley High since 2006, successfully coaching hundreds of students in the art of writing unique, personal, and memorable essays.
Wendy Morrison is in her 14th year as an independent college counselor. She has been volunteering at Berkeley as an essay reader for over 10 years.
Bora Reed is a writer and editor who works as the communications manager for the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She has enjoyed the many hours spent with her daughter (BHS '14) and her friends helping to write, revise (and revise again) their college essays.
Suzanne Rubel is a Career Counselor working privately with two organizations in San Francisco. Before her long career with the Career Center at San Francisco State University, she was a History Teacher and Guidance Counselor in Chicago and attended Northwestern University for her MA in Counseling.
Sara Sanderson is a retired public interest attorney. She has volunteered in the classroom writing programs and college essay programs at Berkeley High for about 10 years. “I focus on brainstorming with students to pinpoint their uniqueness and market their skills. Together we craft the outline of their essay and bring out their unique writing style."
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