About Inline and the Team

We are former admissions officers and technologists who built a digital tool that is like TurboTax for the college application.

The typical counselor in a United States high school has a caseload of 500 students, and those counselors have to serve as a jack of all trades, often managing everything from students’ mental health crises to immigration issues and even staffing the lunch line. And international students applying to US colleges don't always have access to counselors who know all the ins and outs of US college admissions.

Many students are effectively on their own when they’re applying to college and need more support. 

That’s why we built Inline. Inline is based on best practices that have until now only been available to people with the resources to hire private coaches, and that expert guidance is now available in an on-demand, digital tool.

Inline is the only such digital tool created by former admissions officers and teaches students how to think like admissions officers — because that is the ONLY audience that matters for successful college applications... not mom, not the English teacher, not the SAT tutor, not some random person in a Facebook Group. Our mission is to improve access to college on a big scale.

Inline Team

Anna Ivey


Former Dean of Admissions at University of Chicago Law School, Anna is a sought-after college admissions and higher education expert. Anna has been featured on CNN and Bloomberg TV, as well as in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Smart Money, and Vanity Fair. She is the co-author of How to Prepare a Standout College Application with colleague Alison Chisolm. Anna also co-founded and serves on the board of Service to School, a non-profit that offers free application advice to veterans transitioning to college. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Kevin Grinberg


Kevin is an experienced technology leader and co-founder of Active Frequency, a boutique web and mobile software agency that has helped multiple start-ups and established businesses achieve their goals with software. He has held CTO roles at OnCell and Polimedia Group, and delivered internal- and external-facing web applications for Boston University as part of their software engineering team. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Brandeis University.

Alison Cooper Chisolm

Content Editor

Alison has almost 20 years of experience in admissions and has worked in admissions at three of the U.S.’s most selective universities: Southern Methodist University, the University of Chicago, and Dartmouth. In 2009, she joined forces with Anna Ivey’s college admissions consulting practice and is a highly regarded speaker for parents’ groups and professional organizations. She is co-author with Anna of How to Prepare a Standout College Application, and is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association, where she has served on the ethics committee. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Jeannie He

Content Editor

Jeannie served as an Assistant Dean of Admissions at Wesleyan University for several years. As a former first-generation college student, she understands how wide the college information gap can be and is devoted to helping students make the most comprehensive and informed decisions.

Beth Briney

Content Editor

Beth served in college admissions at Truman State University, St. Louis University, and Gettysburg College. She has also served as a College Counselor at a Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis. Beth holds Master of Science and Specialist in Education degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in School Counseling (K-12) and College Counseling.