about

Thank you for visiting my website. I use this space to develop my ideas, document my adventures, share information, and store my many hundreds of pictures of public libraries, bike infrastructure, municipal pools, cats, and my historic Victorian home on the south side of Chicago.

In August 2020, I quit my job to go to law school. Two months before that, I founded elleSAT, a boutique LSAT tutoring collective that has expanded to provide graduate school application editing services. Our students are extraordinary people from all backgrounds and it is one of the great privileges of my life to walk with them during this difficult and isolating process. I accept new students on a case-by-case basis but charge higher rates during the academic year, please see my FAQ post here. I have a special affinity for helping non-traditional and neurodiverse candidates find success and especially enjoy working with other career changers.

Before law school, I earned a master’s degree in library science and enjoyed an information management career spanning special libraries, records management, and management consulting. If you found this site because you are considering leaving the library field, please reach out and I will do my best to help you explore new opportunities. It’s never too late to change your life.

You can contact me at anita @ anita life dot com. I respond to comments on my blog but there is often a delay since I don’t check the review queue often.