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Hale Educational Consultants are graduates of top US universities and experts in the application process who are deeply familiar with the challenges and concerns that face students and families applying from overseas. We are the gold standard in American college admissions, and your success is our priority.

Peter Y. Davos

Founder and Managing Director

Peter is a first generation college graduate, born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with a double major, from Johns Hopkins University and spent his junior year abroad completing the General Course in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Peter holds Master’s Degrees from Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall) and Harvard University (Graduate School of Design), where he was selected Marshal of his class, and has completed UCLA’s Certificate in College Counseling with Distinction and IECA’s Summer Training Institute. As a student, he received numerous awards and accolades, including the Graduate Merit Award for study at the London School of Economics, Harvard GSD Alumni Council Unsung Hero Book Prize (awarded to the student that contributes most to student life outside of the classroom), the Harvard GSD Colloredo-Mansfeld Prize for Superior Achievement in Real Estate Studies, the Harvard Real Estate Consortium Founders’ Award, and membership in the Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key, Order of Omega and Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Societies. Peter is the co-President of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Society of the UAE, member of the Johns Hopkins Second Decade Society, former member of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Council, and member of the Harvard GSD Alumni Council. He has been featured in over 100+ international news features in media outlets such as Gulf News, the National, Khaleej Times, Al Bayan, Arabian Business, Hindustan Times, Peninsula Qatar, Saudi Gazette, Times of Oman, City 7, Dubai One, Forbes Middle East, and Dubai Eye.

Anushka Chugani

Director of Operations

Anushka graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University with a double major in Arabic and French. She was awarded the Frederic J. Shepler Memorial Prize in French from Tufts University upon her graduation, having demonstrated high achievement in the study of Francophone literature. Before moving back to Dubai to work in education consultancy and tutoring, Anushka worked in public relations in Washington D.C., and interned at a top advertising agency in Boston. Anushka has provided mentoring and general academic support to A-level and IB students in English, French, Arabic, and Art, in addition to helping pupils develop their time management and study skills. She was also an active member of the tutoring and elderly outreach programs at the Leonard Carmichael Society throughout her time at Tufts. Born in Malta and raised in Dubai, Anushka is an alumna of Dubai College, and has studied Business French at College International de Cannes.

Murat Dagli

Educational Consultant

Murat graduated Cum Laude from Yale University in 2014. He pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and completed the pre-med track. During his time at Yale, Murat did programs abroad in Peru, Jordan, and Chile and was very involved with the international community on campus. Before joining Hale, he worked at a think tank in Washington, D.C. doing research on Western Hemisphere affairs and at Varsity Tutors helping students improve their test-taking scores. Murat speaks Spanish and Turkish, and is an avid fan of cooking, traveling, and film.

Mona Khan

Educational Consultant

Mona graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College with a special major in Mathematics and Economics. She was awarded Mount Holyoke’s 21st Century Scholarship for demonstrating outstanding record of co-curricular and leadership achievement. Prior to joining Hale, Mona worked as an Investment Banking Analyst on Wall Street and volunteered as a Student Ambassador at Mount Holyoke’s Office of Admission. Originally from Pakistan and raised in Dubai, Mona attended the International School of Choueifat where she was an active member of the Student Life Organization and was selected as Head of the Academics Department during her senior year.

Libby Kokemoor

Educational Consultant

Libby graduated from Pomona College with a BA in International Relations. At Pomona, she sang in the choir and Glee Club, wrote for the student newspaper, and studied abroad in Alexandria, Egypt. Prior to advising in the UAE, Libby taught and consulted in Singapore, where she was also a member of the Singapore Symphony Chorus, and pursued internships at non-profit and government offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. As an experienced consultant for international applicants to top undergraduate and graduate programs, Libby particularly enjoys working closely with students to identify the right fit and tell their stories effectively to realize their ambitions. Originally from Wisconsin, she loves music, traveling, and learning new languages.

Frida Lundgren

Educational Consultant

Frida graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University with a major in International Relations. During her time at Tufts, Frida was very involved in the international community on campus. She worked as a coordinator for the Tufts International Orientation Program, and as a mentor and member of the advisory board for the Tufts University Undergraduate Admissions’ PASSPORT Program. Frida was awarded a Certificate of Achievement recognizing her contribution to the international community upon her graduation. She also participated in study abroad programs in Italy, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Before joining Hale, Frida worked in Boston and Berlin as a student advisor for language immersion programs. Originally from Sweden, Frida enjoys traveling, cooking, and blogging.

Alexandra Newlon

Educational Consultant

Alexandra was born outside Boston, Massachusetts, and moved north to Montreal, Canada to study Anthropology at McGill University. She recently completed a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. In between her undergraduate and graduate studies she spent three years in Turkey as a Fulbright Fellow, and as a private IELTS/ESL tutor. During this time, she volunteered at a women’s empowerment cooperative, and a Kurdish advocacy non-profit. When she returned to the U.S. she worked for two years as the Volunteer Coordinator for a citizenship tutoring program for elderly immigrants, and in refugee education and resettlement. She speaks French, Turkish, and is learning Arabic. Alexandra loves encouraging her students to discover their passion both inside and outside of the classroom.

Dari Seo Seo

Educational Consultant

Dari graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a minor in Environmental Science. At Dartmouth, he was selected Marshal of his class, served as Student Body Vice President, and was awarded the William Jewett Tucker Fellowship. Dari also studied abroad in France and played for Dartmouth’s Club Soccer Team. Before joining Hale, he worked in China, served as a Human Rights Activist in Nicaragua, and interned with McKinsey & Company as a research analyst. Originally from Costa Rica, Dari loves cooking, sports, and outdoors activities.