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Magoosh High School Bloggers

Meet the brilliant high schoolers who write many of the articles for the Magoosh High School Blog!

Our High School Bloggers are all high school students or freshmen in college. These amazing students write about the topics that are important to them as they undertake the process of surviving high school, applying to college, and starting fresh at a new university.

We hope you enjoy their posts! If you’re interested in blogging for Magoosh, please apply here.


Nadira Berman

Nadira-Berman_avatar_175x175Magoosh Blogger since October 2014

Nadira is excited to help other high schoolers by sharing her experiences and giving advice on the Magoosh High School blog. Nadira started blogging for Magoosh as a high school senior at The College Preparatory School in Oakland where she was editor-in-chief of her school newspaper. She loves tennis, photography, and binge-watching series on Netflix. Nadira now attends Penn, where she is a freshman.


Elise Gout

Elise GoutMagoosh Blogger since February 2015

Elise writes articles for the Magoosh High School blog to help teenagers during an exciting time in their lives. Despite growing up in Southern California, where she attended San Dieguito Academy high school, she has no surfing abilities whatsoever; it’s actually rather sad. She is your typical college freshman girl who sword fights daily, and is pretty much convinced that bananas are a food sent from heaven. Elise attends Columbia University and studies environmental science.


Myka Yamasaki

Myka YamasakiMagoosh Blogger since August 2015

Myka attends Occidental College (located in Los Angeles)! She is looking forward to reflecting on her high school experience to help others do their best on the SAT/ACT and in college admissions. She loves cats, food, and friends.


Dana Sinclair

Dana-Sinclair_avatar_175x175Magoosh Blogger since August 2015

Dana is a current high school senior who enjoys writing when she has a free moment. When she’s not studying, reading, or interning, she loves to go exploring the Bay Area with her friends. She loves discovering new activities and learning as much as she can. She hopes to help fellow students achieve their goal by sharing her knowledge on how to navigate high school life.


Maddi Lee

Maddi LeeMagoosh Blogger: June 2014 – May 2015

Maddi started writing for Magoosh as a high school junior in Southern California. She is an avid freelance writer and has been featured in multiple literary publications and anthologies. When she isn’t writing, she loves traveling, doodling, and most of all, sleeping. Through her own experience and passion, she hopes to help guide fellow students through the roller coaster that is SAT and college admissions…that is, as long as she survives the journey herself! Maddi currently attends Yale, where she is a freshman.


Cassidy Mayeda

Cassidy MayedaMagoosh Blogger: June 2014 – October 2014

Cassidy recently graduated from San Dieguito High School Academy located in Southern California, and is now studying at Barnard College at Columbia University. She loves pretty much everything from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, to classic American Literature, but above all learning new things and meeting new people. Like her older brother Zack (who also works at Magoosh!), she also enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee.


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