Katy Dunn


  • Application Essays
  • Writing



  • Bethesda, MD
  • Remote (Skype, Google Hangout, FaceTime, etc.)
  • Tenleytown, DC


Katy Dunn is a native Washingtonian and graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Maryland. For the past two decades, she has worked inside and outside the classroom as teacher and administrator in local schools, most recently as principal of a DC private high school where she redesigned the college guidance process to more fully focus on individual student pathways. She has taught courses ranging from American Literature to IB Theory of Knowledge. In every class she works to create an environment for each student to take risks, dig deeper, and find success.


Every student has something to say, and Katy greatly enjoys helping find ways to say it. She believes that the central role of an essay specialist is to encourage each student to find a strong personal voice. Essays and interviews can be the most powerful part of the college process; each is a moment to impress a university with your individual potential, helping them see why you will be a great asset to their campus.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
-Harriet Tubman