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Emily Gallagher
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Pam Borromeo
Writing Coach

With a Master’s in Education from Harvard University and a BA in History from Stanford University, Emily shares over 10 years of independent counseling wisdom with families seeking an edge in the college application process.  Since founding My College Game Plan in 2009, Emily has assisted hundreds of students with their college applications and pathways, including athletes aspiring to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Her unique background as college athlete (DI Basketball) and 18-year veteran high school teacher helps Emily build great rapport with each client. She is a contributor to The Seattle Times "On Course" bi-annual education publication and frequent presenter at local high schools and community venues.  

Pam has been working with high school and college students on their writing for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Law & Justice and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies, Pam received a Masters in Education from the UW focusing on multiethnic curriculum and instruction. She has taught students spanning the spectrum – inner-city, Native Hawaiian homelands, university undergraduates, and internationally renowned college preparatory schools in both Hawai`i and the Seattle Metro areas. During the college essay writing boot camps, Pam joins Emily as a veteran partner, guiding students through the college essay process.


High school is full of pressures, college planning doesn’t need to be one of them.


The national average student to counselor ratio hovers at 500:1 and the average annual counselor contact time per student stands at 30 minutes. That’s not enough. 


Since 2009, My College Game Plan has helped hundreds of families successfully navigate their student's journey to college.

For 8th-10th graders, My College Game Plan sessions help families create personalized high school plans aligned with their goals.

For 11th-12th graders, My Application Game Plan sessions begin the college application process in the fall/winter of a student’s junior year. The program culminates with a summer essay boot camp, where rising seniors write their college essays. Students enter their senior year with less stress, ready to submit their applications.

We are excited to help you begin your journey today! 

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