Neasa Burdick is an associate director of college admissions at Sara Harberson, a former Assistant Director of Admission at Villanova University, and former Associate Director of Transfer and International Admission at the University of Pennsylvania (where she first met Sara Harberson and Sarah Massari!). She also spent over a decade in the classroom as an English teacher. Originally from Dundalk in Ireland, Neasa immigrated to the United States as a teenager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Villanova University, and a master’s degree in Irish literature from Trinity College, Dublin. She lived and worked in The Netherlands and Belgium for eight years before returning to the Philadelphia suburbs where she now lives with her husband and three children. Neasa enjoys helping students differentiate themselves through their essays and college applications.