Darlene D

College Counselor

Darlene is a college counselor at Moon Prep. She enjoys mentoring students and helping her students frame their passions and experiences into essays that stand out to admission officers. As a medical student herself, Darlene is experienced in guiding pre-medical students in the BS/MD and medical school application process. She enjoys helping her students strengthen their extracurricular profile through meaningful internships, research opportunities, and hands-on learning. 

Having gone through the competitive application process herself, Darlene understands the journey to medical school can be confusing and overwhelming. Throughout her college career, she has participated in circadian rhythms research at UCSD, dermatology immunology research at The Scripps Research Institute, radiology clinical research at the UCSD Medical Center, and biotechnology entrepreneurship. With an extensive background in research, she guides prospective medical students in selecting the right opportunities to allow their resumes to truly stand out. Darlene has experience guiding students applying to BS/MD programs, traditional undergraduate colleges, and both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. 


University of California, San Diego 
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology 

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
DO Candidate, OMS-III