About Our President

Julie Tam


Julie leads The Application Masters team, personally communicates with all clients, and edits most of their documents. For 10 years, Julie was an award-winning, Emmy-nominated TV news anchor/reporter, writing stories on tight deadlines every day for a local audience of thousands upon thousands and sometimes a national audience of millions. She has appeared on such networks as NBC, FOX, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, CourtTV (now truTV), The Weather Channel, XM Satellite radio, and hundreds of local TV and radio stations around the U.S.

Julie knows what college admissions officers are looking for in an application. Her academic profile and college application essay are published in The Princeton Review’s book College Essays That Made a Difference (2003), including more than 80 students who were accepted to elite U.S. universities. Julie was accepted to her first-choice college, Rice University. Since graduating with a B.A. in Economics, Julie has interviewed high school seniors as part of their application to Rice, represented the university at college fairs, and served as the Kentucky captain for Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission. She currently serves as the Communications Committee chair on the Association of Rice Alumni Board of Directors. She has years of experience working with high school students. She has tutored students in various subjects, from English to chemistry to calculus. While working at the Houston-based test prep company Test Masters Educational Services, she wrote SAT solution explanations.


And Julie certainly mastered the basics of writing early on. Back in high school, she scored a perfect 800 on the PSAT Writing section and was a 3-time Texas spelling bee champion among private and parochial schools. Julie is fluent in four languages.


(Julie Tam’s photo by Section4 Photography)

The Application Masters does a wonderful job with editing college essays. I am so amazed at the quick return and precise work. I feel so lucky to have had a friend recommend them to me. Read More
K.W. Dallas, TX

All of our editors…

  • made perfect scores (800) on the PSAT writing section
  • graduated as valedictorian or near the top of their high school class
  • graduated from top U.S. universities
  • are published authors and award-winning writers in various career fields