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Catrina Coffey

Meet Catrina!

Hello, Magooshers!

I’m Catrina, your new ACT Expert Blogger! For the last few years, I’ve been helping students just like you prepare for standardized tests. Before that, I worked for my college’s admissions office as a student Admissions Ambassador. I was the person who gave tours, answered questions about the school and the admissions process, and mailed out awesome acceptance letters, just like the ones you guys are going to get!

Here’s some trivia about me:

  • When I’m not reading or writing, I’m probably playing video games (my favorites are fantasy role-playing games) or watching cartoons with my rambunctious toddler.
  • I’m left-handed and have a dual citizenship with Ireland and the US.
  • My last name is a homophone for “coffee,” but I only drink tea.

When I was in college, I had a friend named Dan. He was awesome. Whenever I had something stressful coming up, like an audition, a project, or a twenty-page paper, he’d look at me and say, “You know what? You got this.” He would say that, “you got this,” over and over. Then he’d make me say it. Eventually, I would feel confident enough to face whatever challenge was in front of me. I still tell myself, “you got this,” even to this day.

My goal, as your ACT Expert Blogger, is to be your Dan. I’m here to help you with the content and test strategies, of course, but overall, I want you to sit down on test day and think, “You know what? I got this.”

Please keep your hands and arms inside the blog at all times. Strap in and let’s get started!


About Catrina Coffey

Catrina graduated from Rider University with a B.A. in English. She’s been helping students prepare for standardized tests since 2011. In her spare time, you can find her reading anything within arms’ reach, playing video games, correcting grammar, or studying word derivations. (Did you know that procrastinate comes from the Latin word cras, which means “tomorrow”?)

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