From her time at UC Davis as an admissions officer to her role at Yale-NUS College in admissions and financial aid, Hani has conducted student interviews, been on multiple admissions committees, and has read more than 5,000 applications and 8,500 essays. She brings her extensive knowledge of international admissions to her one-on-one counseling with each family while also sharing her experience throughout Singapore by speaking at schools and conducting application workshops for US and UK students. To maintain a high level of knowledge of the admissions landscape, Hani regularly attends international admissions conferences and has completed the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions.
Prior to working at Yale-NUS, Hani served as a counselor at a private counseling company and as an admissions counselor at San Francisco State University. She also worked for many years within the University of California system, advising students and working with staff and faculty on course offerings across all nine UC undergraduate campuses.
In addition to her master’s degree, Hani holds a bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from UC Davis. In her free time, she loves to explore the natural, tropical spaces of Singapore by spotting and identifying cool bugs, birds, and animals.
Sample Admissions Outcomes: Brown University, Yale University, Columbia University, UC Berkeley & UC Davis, University of Chicago, John Hopkins University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Pomona College, Yale-NUS College, Duke University, University of Michigan, University of Oxford, Imperial College London
Education & Experience
- Former Assistant Manager of Admissions & Financial Aid, Yale-NUS College
- Former Admissions Advisor, University of California, Davis
- M.A. in Higher Education Leadership & Policy, California State University
- 10 years of experience in university admissions & counseling (US & Singapore)
What are people saying about Collegewise?
"As an international student, I was in complete shock that I got acceptance letters from so many universities and a 100% merit-based scholarship to an Ivy League school. Collegewise helped me to prioritize the extracurricular activities that showcased my all-round nature, and write about them well within the limited space available. My mentors were very supportive and we had a personal connection that I cherish and will definitely never forget."
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University of Oxford
“I applied to universities in the 2015-2016 application round on my own. I got rejected by all 6 overseas schools I applied to. This time around, with Collegewise’s help, I was accepted into 6 schools: Cambridge, Imperial, Yale-NUS, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and CMU.”
Keefe Wayne Teo
University of Cambridge
"In one session I was exposed to 3 major blind spots that could have severely crippled my application. Unless you have a very clear idea of how you want to craft your profile in the eyes of the admissions board, I would say Collegewise’s consulting services are a worthy investment."
Seah Ying Cong
University of Pennsylvania
“My counselor was extremely helpful in helping me maximize the space I had to talk about my activities in the university application, deciding on which essay ideas were most interesting/relevant, and gaining valuable insight into the university admissions process. She became a go-to person to ask questions about doing apps, recommendations, interviews, and in coping with stress. She was kind, patient, honest about what I should expect, and helped me with every step. I highly recommend Collegewise and can’t imagine having done my university applications with anyone else!”
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“My counselors were incredibly supportive throughout the entire application process. It was all very new and stressful for me, but the help I received definitely made the journey a whole lot smoother. My counselors were there every step of the way, checking in on me to make sure I was coping fine. I'm really pleased with the results I've achieved, and I’m truly grateful to everyone who helped make it possible.”