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Katherine Ernst Mehta
CEO & Founder

Katherine Ernst Mehta is the CEO and Founder of Edvanta Consulting and has been working with students for over 10 years. Katherine graduated manga cum laude from Kenyon College, Ohio, where she majored in Anthropology, Dance & Drama. She built a career in international education after first coming to India as a student and researcher in 2009. She has also researched and edited Indian art history texts, and coordinated semester-long academic programs and excursions for American college students in India.

Katherine is a Professional Member of the International Association for College Admission Counseling. She has written for higher education publications, including BrainGain Magazine, where she was a featured columnist, and has served as a college essay mentor for low-income students through College Essay Guy’s Matchlighters Scholarship Program. Katherine currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Welcome Association in New Delhi, India.



Jasmin Cohen

Jasmin is a JD candidate at the University of California - Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She has studied abroad in India, and has worked one-on-one with Indian high school students and graduate school applicants in New Delhi. She specializes in helping students craft writing products that reflect their highest potential. Jasmin earned her Bachelor's degree with Honors in Politics and Government from the University of Puget Sound.



Yena Kim

Having applied to nearly 20 colleges, Yena brings her personal experience with the college application process. Her background combines years of writing in all forms college admissions essays, published scientific papers, and newspaper articles. Further, as a former peer mentor in her school's behavioral and social sciences research program, she's found a love for guiding students to success. Currently, Yena is a fourth-year student at the University of Chicago as an Odyssey Scholar, where she majors in Psychology.



Arianna Willett

Arianna is a Security Engineering Manager at Twilio, a cloud communications PaaS company based in San Francisco, California. She graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Information Systems Audit and Control, and a minor in Information Technology. Prior to joining Twilio, she consulted with Deloitte for 5 years, helping clients assess their information security risk. She's worked in tech with a wide range of organizations, from startups to Fortune 100 companies. She's passionate about guiding students interested in exploring business and technology fields.



Vibha Balaji

Vibha graduated from Ashoka University with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. She is presently working on her ASP thesis, where she explores the body as a natural landscape in the works of Ambai. As a teaching assistant, she is always looking for new ways to encourage and improve student writing. Her experience includes copy-editing for major publishing firms and overseeing a successful on-campus magazine.



Vartik Jain

Vartik is a final year undergraduate student at Ashoka University. With an extensive background in content and academic writing, Vartik enjoys helping students develop and discover their best writing as they apply to their dream universities. Vartik also worked as an internship coordinator at Ashoka University, helping students successfully identify, apply for, and land the best internships. An avid reader, he is passionate about reading and discussing philosophy and politics.



Rhea Khandelwal

Rhea is a student at Ashoka University where she is majoring in psychology with an interdisciplinary minor in sociology and anthropology. Since she was a kid, Rhea has gravitated towards writing. She has written and edited diverse essays, articles, research papers and poetry over the years. Having worked as the chief editor for her school’s magazine, she developed a passion for helping students create a dynamic voice and add personality to their writings. Currently, she is an editor for Ashoka’s Feminist Collective, and is conducting research in the social sciences with UN Women.