I'm Dan, an admissions officer at a 'most selective' U.S. university, and I've read more than 25,000 essays for admission. AMA!
I'm Dan, assuming you can't read the title of this post, and I'm into my 8th year of reading applications. In the prior 7 years, I've read 7,976 applications (that was a fun number to figure out) and easily more than 25,000 application essays. I travel and talk to students all over the world about successful applications, and my essay advice has been published on NYTimes.com. I'm here to either goof off or legitimately help you with your applications and/or essays, depending on what you want. Go ahead: ask me anything.
And, unlike some admissions officers, I'm not afraid to tell you who I am. Proof! http://admissions.tufts.edu/files/resources/ama.jpg