Harvard, Princeton and Brown Universities . . . Wolfson College, Oxford . . . the CNRS in Paris . .. Dr. Marlena Corcoran has held visiting research appointments at some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions.

She studied for two years at the École normale supérieure in Paris and holds a Ph.D. in English from Brown University, one of the eight Ivy League universities in the United States.

As Head of Education on the national board of the American German Business Clubs e.V. in 2007-2008, Dr. Corcoran helped design and implement “Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow,” a scholarship and internship program in Frankfurt and Munich.

In 2004, she published two novels, Skyline-Syndikat and Tod im Grand Canyon. These two books are designed to help adults improve their English. Dr. Corcoran publishes regularly in prestigious journals in Europe and the United States.

Dr. Corcoran is a co-moderator of MBA Central in the online business community, XING. She is the co-author of the MBAC newsletter series, “Rescue Your Round-One Application!”

In 2003, Dr. Corcoran received an award from Brown University for her volunteer work with the international community. She served for two years on the Board of Governors of the Brown Alumni Association, representing international and graduate alumni. Dr. Corcoran just completed three years of service as Regional Director of the Brown Alumni Schools Committee, where she was responsible for organizing interviews for candidates to Brown from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During this time, she revolutionized the system and achieved contact rates of close to one hundred per cent.

Train with the Best: The Athena Mentor Team!

Wyly Brown, M. Arch., Harvard University; German Chancellor Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation; research and teaching at the Technische Universität München and the Institute for Lightweight Structures at the Universität Stuttgart, 2006; Head of 3-D Modelling at a Munich architecture studio. Mr. Brown is Head Math Coach at Athena Mentor.

Mercedes Duff, B.A. Dartmouth, M.A. NYU. Mercedes attended a New York high school for children gifted in science. At Dartmouth, one of the Ivy League universities, she majored in Anthropology. Her master’s degree from NYU is in Visual Anthropology. At Athena Mentor, Mercedes offers test training and individually-tailored enrichment programs.

Clients applying to law school may choose to work with our Boston affiliate, Anna Ivey. Anna Ivey is a former Dean of Admissions of the University of Chicago Law School, and the author of The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions.