As an undergrad, Thea sought out opportunities to guide younger students in their transition to college life, participating in Haverford’s “Customs” orientation program, tutoring in the Writing Center, peer advising new Comparative Literature majors, and giving campus tours to prospective students.
Beyond the college campus, she has spent nearly a decade teaching English, literature, and writing to all grade levels from K-12 in a variety of settings, both in the US and abroad.
Stacey has since spoken at schools around the world on the subject of the college essay and has advised over 1,000 students on their admissions essays.
She is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and is on the faculty at nyt Education: The School of The New York Times, teaching students to wrangle their school-specific supplemental essays.
In recent years, she has also cultivated a love and knack for product development and digital learning, and has led the charge on many projects from app development to video production.
Thea’s college essay described a moment in her life when grammar made her cry…with joy.
She received her first exposure to the admissions process in the Dean’s Host program at Boston University’s College of Communication, serving for two years as the program’s coordinator.
She was also the ’04 commencement speaker for the College, winning a coveted scholarship from Burston-Marsteller Public Relations.
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