Our team

Leelila Strogov

Founder and CEO

Leelila’s passion lies in helping students author their own personal stories by helping them pursue interests that are both unique and layered. Some of Leelila’s favorite success stories include a girl who used heavy metal music to inspire her Chinese calligraphy and gain admission to both Harvard and Stanford; a boy who became a straight-A student after nearly failing out of school to then be accepted to several Ivies; and a girl who, without a single extracurricular activity, persuaded an admissions committee that, despite her extreme introversion, she had much to offer its Ivy League community.

Leelila works with students around the world. Having lived in Europe and Asia, Leelila uses her international background and knowledge of various educational programs (e.g., AP, IB, GCSE) to help families prepare for and navigate their educational path.

Leelila earned her Bachelor of Science degree from MIT and, with dual interests in the humanities and sciences, draws from her experiences as a journalist, filmmaker, published author, and magazine editor to help motivate students to succeed no matter what their personal interests may be.