About this webinar

What does it take to stand out in the college admissions process? A strong story. In the hyper-competitive applicant pool, a memorable narrative can set you apart and make all of the difference.

Your personal statement is an essential part of sharing your story. This is the one chance you have to speak clearly and convincingly in your own voice. Watch our webinar and learn how to take advantage of this opportunity!

During this presentation, we will cover:

  • 3 major considerations for choosing your essay theme
  • Typical topics you should avoid
  • Content and grammar mistakes that could jeopardize your chances
  • The best structure for a stellar essay
  • Brainstorming strategies to help you get the ball rolling
  • Editing techniques to perfect your essay

Join Christina Llerena, a Former Admissions Reader from UC Berkeley,  for our FREE webinar on 7/16 at 5pm PDT / 8pm EST!

About the Speaker

Christina Llerena

Raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and worked in NYC in the trenches of foster care and the New York City K-12 public school system. After graduating with a full academic scholarship to Columbia University with my Master’s of Social Work, I relocated to the Bay Area to reinvent my career to focus on education as a pathway to social equity. As a community college professor, academic counselor, and TRiO Student Services Director, I have ample experience working in higher education with young adults. Most recently, I worked for over four years on both the freshman admissions teams for UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley in Northern California. I believe that college can be a dealmaker or breaker for so many students and I love, love, love working with adolescents and young adults!