Michaela S

College Counselor

Michaela is a college counselor and scholarship coach at Moon Prep. She helps students craft noteworthy applications and pursue impressive extracurricular activities to catch the eye of top universities and competitive BS/MD programs. She not only helps students attend their top-choice university, but she helps them pay for it by guiding them through the scholarship process.

A former admissions counselor and high-ability recruiter for the University of Nebraska, Michaela has a heart for supporting students in the pursuit of their academic dreams. She has previously worked alongside the guidance counselors for an International Baccalaureate high school, developed a college-readiness curriculum for national nonprofit organization Junior Achievement, and gained experience in college admissions with the University of Nebraska before bringing her expertise to Moon Prep. She also worked as a staff writer for a national magazine and has over six years of experience as a freelance writer. 

Michaela has hosted many college counseling workshops in high schools throughout the U.S. to advise students on building a strong student profile through developing activities, pursuing job shadowing and internship opportunities, essay development, the college application process, and navigating the system of financial aid and merit scholarships of financial aid and merit scholarships. Michaela’s strengths lie in creating a supportive, enjoyable space for students to turn their personal stories into a memorable personal statement.  

Michaela is here as a complete resource to students looking to maximize the opportunities along their academic journey. 

Michaela also serves as an onboarding specialist and introduces new families to their counselor and essay coach at Moon Prep. Her goal is to ensure that our students have a positive experience throughout their college application journey.

A sampling of Michaela’s writing on college admissions can be found here:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor of Arts, English