Experts & Mentors

Shanza N. Khan

Founder & Head Counselor

Meet Shanza N. Khan, a distinguished professional who wears multiple hats as Founder and Head Counselor. Shanza holds an MA in Public Policy from Harvard University, where she received a fully funded Dean’s Fellowship, Jane Mansbridge Award, and Roy Scholarship. She graduated with a Summa Cum Laude in Economics from Emory University at the young age of nineteen. Shanza’s outstanding achievements have earned her memberships in prestigious organizations such as the Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, and the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economic Honor Society in the USA. With over 22 years of experience, Shanza has worked with renowned development organizations including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Aga Khan Development Network, MicroFinance Opportunities, Overseas Development Institute, DFID, USAID, GIZ, UNICEF, UNDP, and was also a founding member of Strategic and Policy Research Pvt. Ltd in Islamabad.

Ali Sultan

Interview Prep. Specialist

We are honored to have Ali Sultan as a distinguished international law specialist on our team at Eye on Ivy. Ali brings a wealth of academic and practical experience, having taught law at Lahore University of Management Sciences and the Foreign Service Academy. In addition, he regularly provides expert advice to public and private stakeholders on various aspects of international law, showcasing his expertise in the field. He pursued his Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of Virginia Law School, where he also served as an editor for the Journal of Law and Politics. Given Ali’s extensive knowledge and practical experience, Eye on Ivy is thrilled to have him on board as an Advisor for the US College and Law School admissions process.

Ayesha Ibrahim


Ayesha is a highly qualified professional who has excelled in her academic pursuits. She completed her Master’s degree at the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, through a fully funded Commonwealth Scholarship. Prior to that, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences, with a major in Economics and a minor in Social Sciences. She has worked in academia in Pakistan and the UAE, serving as a student, researcher, and lecturer, where she has further refined her writing skills. Ayesha’s dedication to her field and her commitment to continuous learning make her a valuable asset to any team or organization she is a part of.

Fatima Burki


We are thrilled to have Fatima Burki at Eye on Ivy. Fatima holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Sussex. Additionally, she has a Certificate in Copyediting from the University of California (San Diego), showcasing her commitment to continuous professional development. Fatima has previously served as a Research Editor at Imagination Publishing, a publishing house in Chicago, USA. She has also held roles such as Metro Desk Editor at Daily Times Newspaper in Lahore. Fatima’s extensive knowledge and skills in editing, publishing, and journalism make her a valuable asset to Eye on Ivy.

Fatima Khwaja Rehman

Mentor – Biology & Scientific Research

Dr Fatima Rehman is a highly qualified and experienced professional with a background in Biology and Genetics. She holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Emory University. Currently, Dr Rehman is working at the Biology department at the University of North Florida (UNF) as a full-time faculty member. Her expertise and dedication to academia and research make her a valuable asset to the University of North Florida, and she continues to contribute to the field of Biology through her teaching, research, and curriculum development efforts.

Haroon Shah

Mentor - Equity & Banking

Haroon Shah is a seasoned professional and currently serves as a Senior Manager in Scotiabank’s Global Capital Markets Teams, where he oversees the bank’s trading and lending relationships with Financial Institutions in 69 countries. Prior to this role, Haroon worked in Global Risk Management, where he assessed the risk associated with the bank’s corporate customers. Haroon holds an MBA degree from the prestigious Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from James Madison University. Haroon brings valuable expertise to the Eye on Ivy team.

Isra Arif


Isra Arif is a key member of Eye on Ivy’s editorial and creative writing team. Isra’s educational background includes studying business administration in Australia at the University of Wollongong, and she has accumulated seven years of experience working at schools, including the Lahore American School, and volunteering at NGOs in both Pakistan and the U.A.E. Isra’s diverse skill set and unwavering passion make her a valuable addition to the Eye on Ivy team as the Editor and Creative Writer.

Maria Farooq

Placement Officer

Maria is the head of the Placements Department, bringing with her 10 years of experience in the education sector and multinational organizations including Tetra Pak. She holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and a Masters in Environmental Sciences from Kinnaird College. With her expertise in environmental sciences and law, Maria is instrumental in overseeing and managing placements for our organization, ensuring the best possible opportunities for our students.

Mariam Zia

Mentor – English Language & Literature

Dr Mariam Zia is a highly accomplished academic and professional with a strong background in English Literature. She completed her PhD in English Literature from the University of Sussex, UK in 2016, with her thesis focusing on storytelling and the uncanny in the context of the dastan genre, specifically Dastan-e Amir Hamza. In addition to her PhD, Dr Zia holds two MA degrees. She completed her first MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Punjab, Pakistan in 2004, and her second MA in Critical Theory from the University of Sussex, UK in 2006. Dr. Mariam Zia’s diverse background in literature, media, and academia makes her a valuable asset to the Eye on Ivy family.

Mashal Khan

Mentor - Transdisciplinary Design & Visual Communication

Mashal Khan is a highly accomplished and talented professional in the field of visual communication and graphic design. She holds a BFA in Visual Communication, Graphic Design from the American University in Dubai, where she was recognized with the Departmental Award for achieving the highest academic standing. She further pursued her education and earned an MFA in Hydra Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons The New School in New York, where she once again won the Departmental Award for her outstanding academic performance. Currently, she is utilizing her skills for social impact at Kaarvan Crafts Foundation in Lahore. Mashal Khan’s passion for using design as a tool for positive change makes her a valuable asset in the field of visual communication and graphic design.

Mehreen Haq

Profile Builder Counselor

Mehreen is one of Eye on Ivy’s star student counselors. She is there to guide our students every step of the way as they begin their profile building process. Mehreen has always been inspired by the strategies required to gear environments and attitudes toward individual growth and success. Her background in traditional and holistic art lends her a unique advantage to align aspirations with educational tracks, developing specialized career paths in all subject areas. Mehreen has over 20 years of professional experience and is driven by her passion to educate and interact, to inform and to create a more accessible world.

Mina Sohail


Mina is an accomplished journalist with a Master’s degree from New York University, where she was awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship. With over 10 years of experience in the media industry, Mina has worked as an anchor, writer, and reporter, with her work published in international newspapers. Mina’s extensive experience in journalism, coupled with her exceptional educational background, make her a valuable asset to the Eye on Ivy team.

Safiya Aftab

Essay Specialist

Safiya Aftab is a highly accomplished professional, holding a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. In addition, she has earned graduate degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as Quaid-e-Azam University. Safiya also has an LLB degree from the University of London. Safiya has a diverse range of professional experience, including having held permanent staff positions with globally recognized organizations such as the Asian Development Bank and the UN World Food Program, along with consulting roles as a freelance consultant and with international firms. Her expertise makes her a valuable addition to Eye on Ivy as both a Mentor and a collaborator.

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