Expert Grad School Admissions Consultants

Meet the Grad Admissions Pros

Our consultants have been advising college and graduate school applicants since 1994. Based in Southern California, with consultants in North America, Europe, and Asia, our team of experts can assist you, like they have helped thousands of others, no matter where you are or where you want to go.

When you choose Accepted, you will be assigned your own consultant dedicated to helping you, as well as the support of a team made up of uncommonly talented professionals, including former admissions directors, published authors, and PhDs. It's the best of dedicated one-on-one mentoring combined with the breadth and depth of a larger company.

Our Grad Admissions Consultants

Not only do our consultants have the experience and expertise needed to make you stand out, they have the passion necessary to help you get accepted. It's not just what we do – it's who we are.

Get to know our consultants and you'll see why Accepted can help you get accepted!

Dr. Karin Ash

Harvard, Wharton, Google, McKinsey – Learn how Karin’s clients were admitted and hired at elite institutions and companies.

Get in touch with Dr. Karin Ash.
Natalie Grinblatt Epstein

Former Admissions Dean/Director at 3 top business schools with hundreds of admitted clients. Understands exactly what admissions directors are seeking.

Get in touch with Natalie Grinblatt Epstein.
Jamie Wright

With more than eight years of recruitment and admissions experience at London Business School, Jamie is the former Admissions Director for Early Career Programmes at LBS. Originally from the U.S., Jamie is now based in London.

Get in touch with Jamie Wright.
Komi German

Social Psychology Ph.D., National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, author of a forthcoming book on the psychology of professors, including their priorities regarding whom to admit. Now a dedicated consultant who has helped grad students obtain competitive fellowships and tenure-track positions.

Get in touch with Komi German.
Cindy Tokumitsu

After a successful career in business publishing, Cindy has worked 15+ years with Accepted, every year helping clients get accepted to top MBA, law, and med programs. She is a pioneer in the niche of EMBA application consulting. 

Get in touch with Cindy Tokumitsu.
Rebecca Lippman

Student Affairs Advisor and scholarship expert with six years experience reviewing and editing large grant applications, research-based proposals, statements of purpose, personal statements and fellowship materials.

Get in touch with Rebecca Lippman.
Cydney Foote

Former administrator at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Author of three ebooks about medical education, Cyd has successfully advised MBA, medical, and residency applicants since 2001.

Get in touch with Cydney Foote.
Rachel Slutsky

Has served as a writing tutor, consultant, and adjunct professor teaching writing. Has also assisted applicants in applying to an array of MBA and graduate programs. Earned her masters from the University of Chicago and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Harvard University.

Get in touch with Rachel Slutsky.
Dr. Mary Mahoney

Tenured English Professor. Extensive experience in the Medical Humanities. 20 years’ experience guiding applicants to graduate school.

Get in touch with Dr. Mary Mahoney.
Dr. Philippe Barr
With an M.A. from McGill University and a Ph.D. from NYU, Dr. Barr has served as Assistant Professor in the French Department at UNC-Chapel Hill for 7 years and coordinated the application process for the masters and doctoral programs. Get in touch with Dr. Philippe Barr.
Carol Drummer

Former dean of graduate admissions who for 10 years reviewed and signed off on over 4500 admissions decisions per year. Has taught communications and rhetoric since 1991.

Get in touch with Carol Drummer.
Esmeralda Cardenal
Former Associate Director of Admissions at Yale SOM, Director of MBA Admissions at MSU Broad, and consultant at Cardiff Business School in the UK. Since 2014 has guided Accepted clients to acceptance in masters programs in finance, business analytics, data science, sustainability, and public policy. Get in touch with Esmeralda Cardenal.
Jennifer Bloom

''When I received my acceptance from Stanford, I realized that I would never have applied if it were not for [Jennifer].''

Get in touch with Jennifer Bloom.
Dr. Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D

I'm a biology professor who has extensive experience helping students apply successfully to PhD programs.

Get in touch with Dr. Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D.
Michelle Stockman

Professional journalist, former Columbia Business School admissions insider, and experienced MBA admissions consultant.

Get in touch with Michelle Stockman.
Dr. Christie St-John

Over 25 years of experience as MBA admissions director, career coach and Chief Military Recruiter at Vanderbilt University and Tuck School of Business, consultant at Université de Nice, and adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt, Dr. St-John has a deep knowledge of MBA and graduate admissions.

Get in touch with Dr. Christie St-John.
Dr. Herman Gordon

Past Chair of Admissions at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He has an A.B. degree from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from Caltech. His mission is to get applicants on track to success.

Get in touch with Dr. Herman Gordon.

A Note from Our Founder

"What do I love about admissions consulting?

I've always been fascinated by people's life stories. Ever since I was a young child, I have loved reading biographies. And everyone – not just the famous – has a story. Discovering that story, and helping applicants articulate it, is a fascinating process.

Additionally, the editing process is a game to me. I was a writing tutor as an undergrad at UCLA and received excellent training there. I found then, and still find today, that figuring out the best way to express a phrase or tell a story is like solving a puzzle. Almost as good as Sudoku. Finally, I love hearing, ‘Thank you. I’m in!"

See Linda's full profile here.

Client Feedback
I can't describe how delighted I am! The program admits around 30 students each fall, and having few deficiencies on some of their requirements I never expected to be admitted. A big part goes to Rebecca's input. Her interest and expertise made it a pleasure to work with her. I'm really grateful for her!

I will keep you and Rebecca posted with any updates. I am quite hopeful for the remaining of my applications. I will definitely recommend accepted.com to my friends, and specifically Rebecca Blustein. A big thank you to you and to the accepted.com team. Read more