Hale Education Group

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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.

Elysa Bryen

Educational Consultant

Elysa graduated from the University of Chicago with a double major in public policy studies and near eastern languages and civilizations. During her time at UChicago, she served on the Executive Committee of Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC), an international high school Model UN conference, and co-founded the first ever Arabic language magazine for undergraduate and graduate students. Elysa also worked in the Career Advancement office, connecting students with career opportunities in policy, politics, and public service. She participated in a study abroad program in Vienna, Austria. Before joining Hale, Elysa interned in strategic communications, development, and research with legal nonprofits and NGOs in Detroit, Michigan and Washington, D.C. Originally from Michigan, Elysa loves volunteering with community organizations, painting, baking, and eating copious amounts of ice cream.

Katie Buoymaster

Educational Consultant

Katie graduated from Williams College with a double major in English and philosophy. During her time at Williams she was extensively involved with both departments, working as a teaching assistant for multiple philosophy professors and as a teaching assistant in an 11th grade English class at a local public high school, participating in selective intradepartmental student groups, and writing a cross-disciplinary senior thesis. Upon graduating, she was awarded honors for her senior thesis and a Fulbright grant to teach at a Turkish university. Before joining Hale, Katie also interned at the Instituto Affari Internazionali think tank in Rome. Originally from San Francisco, California, Katie loves outdoor sports, travelling, and baking.

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.

Nana-Korantema Koranteng

Educational Consultant

Nana graduated from Pomona College with a major in middle eastern studies and concentrations in religion and politics. As a student, Nana was an active volunteer on and off campus and especially enjoyed working with students in the community surrounding her college. Nana also studied abroad in both Jordan and Oman, conducted field research in Gaborone, Botswana, and interned with an Islamic feminist NGO in Malaysia. Prior to joining Hale, she completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Manama, Bahrain, where she taught at Ahlia University. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Nana enjoys reading, music, studying Arabic, and traveling.

Tim Laas-Nesbitt

Educational Consultant

Tim graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in economics and English, before completing a Master’s degree in economics at the University of Amsterdam. At UVA, Tim worked as a projectionist at Newcomb Hall Theater and was very active in the international community, organizing movie nights and sports events with the International Residential College. During his graduate studies, he focused mostly on behavioral and development economics. His thesis on Islamic banking and finance investigated the resilience of this nascent industry to financial crises. Before joining Hale, Tim spent three years as an admissions consultant in Singapore helping students find the right educational fit and apply to universities in the US. Born in the US and raised in Europe, Tim enjoys playing music, writing, and traveling.

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. She moved north to Montreal, Canada to study anthropology and African studies at McGill University, after which she received a Master of Social Work 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 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.

Paul Stock

Educational Consultant

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University, where he completed a double major in international relations and Arabic. Paul was a recipient of the Arabic Language, Culture and Literature Prize upon graduation. While at Tufts, Paul studied abroad in Amman, Jordan, during his junior year and worked with his peers as a Head Tutor for Arabic with the Tufts Academic Resource Center. He has also interned with non-profits and local government. In his spare time, Paul enjoys trivia, learning languages, traveling, and playing tennis.