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All about JEM

We work to empower great people so that they can do even greater things.

Meet the Founders

Joa Ahern-Seronde

Graduate Admissions Specialist
Joa has over 10 years of experience guiding students through the admissions process for BA/BS, MA/MS, MBA, and PhD programs, resulting in acceptances at schools including Harvard, Columbia, and Stanford. She has coached over 150 students worldwide. Joa is a Wellesley College alum and has her MA from Lesley University.

Specialties: SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, graduate admissions, personal statements, targeted resume revision, mock interviews

Emily Swenson

MBA Admissions Specialist
Emily is an MBA graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she also obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She has 10+ years of experience as a test preparation and admissions consultant working in the US and international markets where she has coached students into admissions success at top-tier programs.

Specialties: SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, MBA admissions, personal statements, targeted resume revision, mock interviews

Meet the Team

Lauren DeMeo

Undergraduate Admissions Specialist
A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Lauren has several cycles of experience as both a counselor for younger students and a final-year admissions consultant. From identifying the right extracurriculars to fine-tuning a student’s application strategy, Lauren brings an exceptional breadth of understanding to the admissions process.

Specialties: Undergraduate admissions (US & UK), personal statements, school selection and decision counseling, passion projects, full application review (including Common App)

Daniel Schultz

Technology & Web
With a BS in Communications, Daniel can talk himself in and out of most things. Daniel has spent his entire professional career working within technology as well as starting his own non-profit organization. 

Specialties: All things technology.
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