Aaron has worked as a law school admissions advisor for three years and an LSAT instructor for five years. He started his work in admissions helping Harvard College students navigate the law school admissions process while also attending Harvard Law School. And his students have been accepted at top schools across the country, often with significant scholarships.
As a former applicant, a recent law school graduate, and a practicing attorney, he understands every step of the process and loves to help students find the best path forward for them. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys playing tennis, video games, and cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Alex Barroca is an attorney licensed in the State of New York with extensive experience in law and higher education. He has spent years practicing law, teaching legal research & writing and working in admissions-related positions. He holds three law degrees (LLB, BCL & LLM). Given his unique professional and academic profile, he is well versed in the law school admissions process and has a passion for helping applicants gain admission to top institutions across the US. He currently works as an Assistant Director of Recruitment at Columbia University and a lecturer at the Center for Legal Studies.
In his recent role as the Law Placement Specialist for the Institute of International Education, Alex was responsible for helping Fulbright scholarship recipients gain admission to law schools across the country. He has reviewed hundreds of personal statement & study objectives and has worked directly with countless admissions departments, giving him a unique insight into admissions trends. In working with Alex, you will no doubt benefit from his extensive industry experience, coupled with his passion for teaching academic writing geared towards a legal audience. He looks forward to getting to know you and helping you learn how to effectively showcase your unique skills and experience.
Andrew attended Providence College, studying History and Political Science. He later earned a Masters from Brown University and law degree from University of Notre Dame. During law school, Andrew was a member of a law journal and moot court team. He also worked in Notre Dame Law School’s admissions office, as a program ambassador, and became fascinated with the law school admissions process after seeing how it worked from the inside. Andrew brings extensive knowledge about law school admissions and the unique qualities of different law schools around the country. He has worked with numerous students who were accepted into top law schools and prides himself on being able to help students find the law school that best fits their goals.
Andrew works full-time as a judicial law clerk for a federal appellate judge in Washington, D.C. He will begin a second federal appellate clerkship in 2022. While in law school, Andrew completed internships with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, a U.S. District Court judge, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Andrew spends his free time visiting museums, trying new restaurants, and going on road trips.
Elizabeth has handled admission issues since 2004. She is a practicing attorney with her own solo practice concentrating in legal ethics for lawyers and law students. She regularly assists students with background issues that affect their ability to enter law school or gain bar admission. She has reviewed countless law school applications and knows the importance of disclosure. Elizabeth attended the University of Wisconsin Madison and received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science.
After college, Liz attended IIT-Kent College of Law. Her first legal job was staff counsel at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission where she prosecuted lawyer misconduct. She then “flipped” sides which is where she began, as part of her legal practice, to represent law students with background issues. Working with students is truly her passion. She enjoys getting to know her students and assisting them to make the process less challenging and frightening.
In her spare time, Liz loves to exercise, read, spend time with her family, and watch movies. She looks forward to helping and getting to know Blueprint students.
Gerry worked as a lawyer in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP for three years. As a graduate of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, he is very familiar with the ins and outs of the law school application process. Gerry has worked closely with the Northwestern Dean of Admissions interviewing prospective law students and reviewing their law school applications. He has also lectured on best practices for law school admissions and success at Purdue University and University of Hawaii at Hilo. Gerry enjoys helping students navigate all parts of the law school application process; from choosing the right undergraduate courses, preparing for the LSAT, crafting the law school application itself, and negotiating scholarships between prospective law schools. In his spare time, Gerry writes, records, and produces music for television and film.
Jason has been helping students get into law school since 2004, when he first began teaching and tutoring LSAT students. In 2009, he became an admissions consultant and worked with selected students on preparing resumes, soliciting effective letters of recommendation, and creating powerful personal statements. That year, he also began working at the University of Texas Undergraduate Writing Center where he developed a reputation among fellow graduate students for skillful editing and was hired to edit three dissertations and numerous research articles.
He also served as a senior writing consultant for UT's School of Law, where he created a personal statement seminar for 2L students and helped students on all forms of legal writing. While he chose to pursue a PhD in Educational Psychology rather than a JD, Jason is deeply familiar with both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the law school admissions process and understands what law schools are looking for in prospective students. He has more than a decade of experience helping students write meaningful and compelling personal statements, while avoiding the tropes and clichés that plague so many applications.
Keith has been guiding students on their LSAT and admissions journeys since 2016. He was inspired to help others in large part because of his own story. Keith grew up low income and neither of his parents attended college - never mind law school. He persevered and after an enormous effort got a 180 on his LSAT. After gaining admission to many top schools, Keith then focused his attention on scholarships and was honored to participate in finalist interviews for full tuition merit scholarships at Berkeley and Penn, receive a full scholarship offer from Michigan, and ultimately decide between the AnBryce and Root Tilden Kern full tuition merit scholarships at NYU. After accepting the RTK offer, he was told that the strength of his personal and diversity statements were the deciding factor. As a member of the RTK cohort, Keith participated in the admissions and scholarship committee at NYU as a first and second round reviewer, seeing behind the scenes of the admissions process of a top school. These experiences deeply inform Keith’s approach to helping students on their own journeys.
In advising students on their admissions strategies, Keith is guided by the belief that everyone has a story to tell and the best applications tell that story. To effectively communicate that story, Keith had assisted students in a wide range of admissions issues including: character and fitness questions, addendums, waitlists, scholarship negotiations, and personal and diversity statements. Keith’s guidance on personal statements is driven by the understanding that the best statements are not just writing down what you know about yourself, but a process of self discovery where the writing is how you find yourself and discover your story. Keith is proud that so many of his students found their own voices and gained admission to a diverse range of law schools including Stanford, Michigan, UCLA, and Georgetown. He looks forward to helping Blueprint students on their own journey to law school.
Sindy began her career in higher education as an admissions advisor over eleven years ago. During her time as an International Student Services Advisor at the University of California, Berkeley, she oversaw 1,000 applications annually. Sindy served on admissions committees, as an Admissions Advisor and Designated School Official providing information on obtaining admissions for international students. During her time at UC Berkeley, she performed countless application file reviews to meet program requirements and immigration F1 statuses for international students seeking graduate level certificate programs.
Sindy has earned a Masters in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco and a professional certificate in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration from the University of California-Berkeley Extension, where she learned about the complexities students experience and the importance of providing resources for students within academia. For fun, Sindy enjoys yoga and hiking the forests and mountains of San Francisco-Bay Area.