Ivy Scholars is a team of passionate, experienced admissions professionals from top-tier universities. We are united in our desire to guide students through the admissions process to find their perfect school. Read on to get to know us!
Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Johns Hopkins University, BA in Philosophy, 2013, Pre-Medical and Humanities Honors
The founder and CEO of Ivy Scholars, Sasha has guided hundreds of students through the college application process. He is driven by a desire to help students achieve their academic desires, and to find the college that will work best for them. He is an expert on all things college admissions; building a list of schools, what activities colleges are looking for, what grades you need for a top school, or how to write the perfect essays.
Director of Test Prep | Rice University BA in History
Alex has mastered preparing for standardized tests, and has guided students to perfect scores on the SAT and ACT alike.
Director of Business Development | Baylor University BBA in Economics, BBA in Finance
Nick is responsible for all business operations of Ivy Scholars, including strategy, development, and growth. Nick’s passion is delivering the best customer experience for you – our Ivy Scholars families.
Content Lead | University of Chicago BA/MA Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Antonio is the content development lead at Ivy Scholars, and further helps run the pro bono service.
LAUREL Scholars Development Lead | Princeton University Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology with Certificates/Minors in Global Health and Health Policy and Environmental Studies
Mikaela is a mentor in the Ivy Scholars Pro Bono Program who focuses her efforts on building the program structure and creating resources to enrich the experiences of its students.
Mentor | University of Connecticut BS Secondary Mathematics Education, BA Mathematics
Andy is a math specialist tutor who mainly helps prepare students for standardized testing, including the SAT, ACT, AP tests, and others. He loves sharing his honest enthusiasm for math, the world’s best and biggest logic puzzle.
Nick is a Candidacy Building and College Applications mentor. He leads students along the path to college admissions and helps them become the best of what they can be.
Mentor | Rutgers University BA in Philosophy
Charly is one of the most experienced mentors at Ivy Scholars, and helps students with test prep, candidacy building, and composing and organizing their college apps.
Mentor | University of Minnesota B.A. Anthropology Harvard University M.T.S. Religious Studies Yale University Ph.D. Religious Studies
Daniel is a Candidacy Building and College Applications mentor. He helps students develop their skills and interests into impressive projects that make them stand out, and then write captivating essays to show off their best qualities to colleges.
Mentor | Northwestern University BA Economics; Radio, Television, & Film
Ari is a Candidacy Building and College Applications mentor. He helps students to develop an area of deep interest, acquire the organizational skills to pursue and acquire expertise in that area, create an area-specific project, and then tell their story to colleges.
Mentor | Dartmouth College B.A. in Psychology
Dave is a Candidacy Building and College Applications mentor; he helps students realize their potential and discover the joy of learning; he believes that learning to write well is a superpower that will help you throughout your career, whatever you decide to do
Dr. Cynthia holds a PhD in Neuroscience as well as undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. She is an associate professor of biology, with over twenty years of experience and dozens of publications. Her research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of bone metastasis in the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma and the preclinical testing of chemotherapeutics for late stage disease.
Dr. Danielle holds a PhD in Applied Ecology and a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology. She has written over a dozen publications and manuscripts and delivered over a dozen oral and poster presentations stemming from her field work experience in wildlife ecology. Post academia, she has worked as an academic editor at a large academic publishing firm, reviewing research papers other academics submit for publication.
Dr. Leonard holds a PhD and a master’s degree in Social Psychology. He is a professor of Social Psychology with over thirty years of research and teaching experience, during which he has written over sixty publications and over a dozen book chapter publications, and delivered over a dozen invited presentations and over seventy conference presentations.
Lydia is a Doctoral Student in Psychology conducting research focused on delineating the biobehavioral mechanisms linking stress with physical and mental illness. Lydia holds a Master’s degree in Psychological Sciences and undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology. Besides her love for learning and writing, Lydia has a passion for mentorship and a career in academia having trained 30+ students on how to collect high-quality clinical research data, recruit a sensitive population, and professionally interact with sensitive populations
Dr. Nikhil holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology as well as a master’s in Motor Development and a bachelor’s in Health and Wellness. He is a research faculty member associated with a medical school and has written over a dozen publications in his field leveraging over two decades of experience in conjunction with over a decade of research supervision and support. His current research focuses on resilience and interventions in mobility for older adults.
Dr. Salma holds a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology and a bachelor’s in Neurobiology. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in a wet lab studying how to regenerate neurons in the eye. She has written a dozen publications and conducted over a dozen oral and poster presentations, along with her experience mentoring and working with students in a lab environment.