Whenever the name of my favorite mentor during high school, “Dr. M,” is mentioned, two words immediately come to mind: dedicated and determined. Never did she give up on me, even after more than several drafts of the same essay or while we were working on those dreadful “Why” essays at 11 PM. She will push you to be your best, just like she did with me–she would not accept anything shy of perfect. Through her careful analysis, she helped me discover how to present my unique profile to universities in my essays as a “behind-the-scenes leader.” Dr. M’s help has been priceless and powerful. Because of her, I will be an incoming freshman at New York University’s Liberal Studies Program.

– Liana, Blue Stars student
Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, CA