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Sherryl Sveiven

Essay Specialist

WOW Writing certified to coach students through personal statements, short essays, and scholarship essays. Experience reading essays for a top public US university.

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Sara Bittner

Co-founder, Head Education Advisor

With Lauren Hensel, founded Launch in 2019. Sara became Head Advisor in July 2023. Advises Launch athletes. Previous experience teaching in a Dutch high school. Additional language: Dutch.

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Dakota Zarganis

Education Advisor

Joined the Launch team in 2022. Background in Psychology and Sociology. Experienced traveler, having lived in four countries. Additional language: French (conversational)

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Lauren Joyce Hensel

Founder, Consulting Advisor

With Sara Bittner, founded Launch in 2019. Currently, president of Smart Love, an educational non-profit in Chicago. Lauren has limited availability for hourly Launch clients.

ABOUT LAUNCH

Based in the Netherlands, Launch is an Independent Education Consultant-led advising service, providing expat and international families university search and admission guidance. Founded by Lauren Joyce Hensel and Sara Bittner, Launch helps students reach their potential through educational opportunity while staying true to themselves. Working with Launch reduces stress and friction between teens and their parents as they look towards their next step after high school. Lauren and Dakota are Associate Members of the Independent Education Consultants Association and pursuing Professional Membership.

MISSION

Launch is a boutique education guidance company working to inspire and mentor globally-minded students, so they can productively and positively make the world a more equitable, educated, and inclusive society.  ​

VALUES

Launch uses five core values in the guidance of teens on their journey to post-secondary education.

Curiosity, Integrity, Trust, Opportunity, Collaboration

VISION

Launch aims to become a global company, with bases in Europe and North America, and create a more inclusive world through access to domestic and international educational opportunities for all types of students and their families.

STAFF

SARA BITTNER

Co-founder, Head Education Advisor

DAKOTA ZARGANIS

Education Advisor

SHERRYL SVEIVEN

Essay Specialist

LAUREN JOYCE HENSEL

Founder, Consulting Advisor

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