Consultant Profile: J. Scott Brownlee
J. Scott's admissions career began at UT-Austin's Honors Colloquium, where he recruited the best and brightest underrepresented high school students in Texas. He deepened his admissions expertise as a Preprofessional Advisor at NYU, where he supported prelaw and premed undergraduate students while serving as the lead committee letter writer and interviewer for premed students and a member of NYU's Postbacc Program admissions team. He later advised hundreds of undergraduate students as an Academic Advisor for the College of Arts and Science and Assistant Director of the University Learning Center, a peer-to-peer tutoring initiative. In this dual-role he helped countless students clarify their prelaw, premed, and other career objectives and also interviewed undergraduate international applicants for NYU Admissions.
J. Scott has taught writing at the college level for more than 5 years as Head Writing Tutor for the Liberal Arts Honors Program at UT-Austin, an Adjunct Professor for NYU's Creative Writing Program, and a core faculty member for Brooklyn Poets, a NYC-based nonprofit for which he designed and regularly teaches "MFA Bootcamp," a prep. course for applicants to graduate creative writing programs.
Prior to joining Accepted, he assisted applicants in gaining acceptance to Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, Syracuse, NYU, the University of Oregon, the University of Miami, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and elsewhere.
J. Scott graduated magna cum laude from UT-Austin with a BA in English and also received full scholarships to UNC-Chapel Hill and NYU, where he earned his MS in Library Science and MFA in Poetry. While at UNC-Chapel Hill, he was an Akers Fellow, and while at NYU, he was a Writers in the Public Schools Fellow.
Committed to helping students reach their higher ed. goals for over 10 years, he enjoys working with undergraduate, graduate, law school, and med school applicants at Accepted and specializes in helping clients tell their unique stories and polish their application essays until they truly shine.