A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Lynelle Kerstine has served as a Penn alumni admissions interviewer for many years, a role providing her with insight into what Ivy League schools look for in their candidates. Lynelle’s admissions expertise likewise stems from her consulting role at WriteGirl, where she successfully guided students in building well-researched college lists and writing winning personal essays. While there, Lynelle revamped the admissions program by creating new workshop curriculum, greatly increasing student participation and outcomes.
Unique about Lynelle is the way her experience as an award-winning marketing executive at MGM and New Line Cinema, where she spearheaded multi-million dollar ad campaigns, provides that extra strategic edge when coaching her students. Lynelle’s writing talents additionally span genres from children’s books to creative copy for companies like 20th Century Fox, Sony Entertainment, HBO, Warner Bros., Mattel, and Skechers.
Lynelle enjoys helping teens discover their unique interests and convey those revelations through writing that reflects their own voice. Always the marketer, Lynelle recognizes how the power of strategic communication and a carefully curated presentation can make all the difference in a college admission. Lynelle is a huge movie fan. When she’s not coaching or writing, Lynelle enjoys live theater, swimming, and traveling.