Cofounder & Chief Executive Officer
Cofounder & Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Erwin Hesse has over a decade of experience in admissions at some of the most prestigious universities in the US. He has conducted research in admissions, published a peer-reviewed article, and presented at local and national conferences.
Born to immigrant parents, Dr. Hesse overcame tremendous obstacles during his K-12 years at Montgomery County Public Schools. After heading down the wrong path, he enrolled at his local community college and obtained two associate degrees at Montgomery College. Upon transferring to the University of Maryland, College Park, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice on a full-tuition scholarship.
Motivated to help students with challenging life circumstances, Dr. Hesse worked at Identity, a nonprofit in Montgomery County supporting Latinx youth and families. Dr. Hesse was recruited to the University of Maryland's Office of Undergraduate Admissions in 2011. During his four years at Maryland, he honed his skills as an Admission Counselor while earning his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Baltimore.
In 2015, Dr. Hesse was offered the Associate Director of Admission role at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Three years later, Dr. Hesse earned his Doctor of Education degree from Johns Hopkins School of Education and was offered the Executive Director of Enrollment Management role at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies. After leading the admissions office at Georgetown for almost four years, Dr. Hesse became the Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager at Amazon in 2021. He worked closely with universities across the United States to recruit and hire exceptional talent for software development and other tech/non-tech full-time employment as well as internships.
In addition to working in the field of admissions for over a decade, Dr. Hesse served as a subject matter expert in creating the course, "Enrollment Management: The Student Lifecycle," at Georgetown University. He was a faculty member in the Master of Higher Education Administration program at Georgetown from 2021 through 2022.
As of December 2022, Dr. Hesse left his role at Amazon to focus full-time on Admissions Gambit. His wealth of knowledge, compassion, and integrity will guide you through all stages of the application process.
Andrea Hesse is a practitioner in the field of editing, marketing, communications, and project management. She is an advocate for equitable educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.
Born to immigrant parents and raised in a low-income household, Mrs. Hesse leaned on education as her saving grace from a challenging upbringing. After some years in the public school system and desperate for a better educational path, Mrs. Hesse's parents sought Saint Michael's School. This decision came with unprecedented sacrifices. Evenings, weekends, and summers meant working alongside her parents to afford school tuition.
Academically, Mrs. Hesse's hard work paid off. She was named valedictorian of her class and awarded an academic scholarship to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Upon graduating from high school, Mrs. Hesse attended Montgomery College on a full academic scholarship to complete all of her transferrable college credits. As an undergrad, she balanced internships in the City of Rockville's Public Relations Department and the Universities at Shady Grove's Marketing and Communications Department.
Two years after graduating high school and on a full academic scholarship, Mrs. Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a full-time job offer creating and editing public relations campaigns for nine public universities in Maryland. At the age of 22, while managing full-time work and volunteering in her community, Mrs. Hesse graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Master of Public Administration degree and earned a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard's Division of Continuing Education.
Mrs. Hesse has led various teams and improved communication channels internally and externally for various market research firms. Currently, Mrs. Hesse serves as the Project Manager for an international customer experience research firm, which proudly serves clients in more than 150 countries and produces more than 50,000 evaluations each month.
Mrs. Hesse is the Chief Operating Officer of Admissions Gambit. Her honesty, professional experience, and dedication will coach you in checkmating your application essays and interviews.
In addition to college admissions and essay expertise, Admissions Gambit has Financial Aid Consultants for families of all income levels. Our consultants support families on all issues relating to financial aid including FAFSA and CSS Profiles