Sarah Billings


Sarah Billings

College Essay Specialist

B.A., M.S.W. Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Introduce yourself:

Born in Long Island, NY, to a large Irish-Italian family and raised in the close-knit village of Marshallton, PA, I have a deep passion for building communities and fostering connections. I hold a Master's degree in social work and am dedicated to improving systems for the benefit of children and families. Through my work, I've had the privilege of discovering the unique stories of countless individuals. What truly excites me, however, is witnessing how our narratives become even more captivating when we embrace collaboration and connections. During my leisure time, you can catch me trying to train my rescue dog, hitting the weights at the local Y, practicing yoga, memorizing the lyrics to the latest musicals, cooking alongside my mom, or plotting my next international adventure!


Fun Facts:

  • I was born on an island… Long Island!
  • My favorite holiday is one I made up called Cheese Day, celebrated by going to the Philadelphia Italian Market the Saturday before Christmas Eve.
  • I have traveled to Hungary at least 7 times! You can often find me checking the weather in (and flights to) Budapest.


Pop Quiz:

If I were a dean of admissions this is an essay prompt that I'd want students to answer: Share a memorable time when you found yourself at odds with someone. How did you navigate the disagreement? What motivated you to take that particular course of action?

What do you spend too much time doing? Scrolling!

What are three skills you’ve learned in the past year that you really should’ve known already?  Getting off of social media.
Cutting an onion without crying (it is a work in progress!).
Maintaining a fabulous (slightly luxurious) bedtime routine.

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