Irena Smith, Ph.D.

College Admissions Consulting

Irena is based in Palo Alto, CA and provides private college admissions consulting to students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, across the United States, and around the world.

Mighty Writing

Mighty Writing: A College Application Essay Guide

I’m pleased to announce the completion of Mighty Writing: The College Application Essay Guide, in collaboration with author, editor, and long-time colleague Laurie Filipelli. The book distills three decades of our combined experience as writers, teachers, and editors in guiding students through crafting their most compelling and heartfelt stories.