Dr. Rachel Knecht, Senior Admissions Consultant

Dr. Rachel Knecht has advised students in admissions, academics, and writing for more than a decade. As a Senior Admissions Consultant at Spark Admissions, Dr. Knecht works with students to create unique applications and gain acceptance to their best-fit colleges and private schools. She supports students in planning their academic paths, obtaining internships and research opportunities, and crafting authentic essays for their college and private school applications.

Before coming to Spark, Dr. Knecht taught on the faculties of Brown University and Brandeis University. She also served as an academic and career advisor, a research consultant, and a writing coach. As a fellowship advisor at Brown, she supported students in applying to nationally competitive awards, including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright Scholarships. In this role, she advised students on their academic courses, resumes, application essays, and interview skills. She also served on multiple Brown University admissions committees, giving her insight into how students’ applications are received and evaluated. As a result, Dr. Knecht has significant expertise in helping students transform their personal experiences and academic interests into compelling, winning applications.

Dr. Knecht earned her PhD from Brown University. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband, a policy consultant.

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