Kavita Singh , the CEO of FutureWorks, which provides one on one undergraduate and postgraduate admissions counseling, as well as programs to build key skills that are required in today's world. Kavita has worked for leading companies such as Mars, Colgate-Palmolive and WebMD. Her last corporate role was as Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships and Sales at WebMD Health in New York and is a certified Myers Briggs Practitioner. She has been involved in developing and leading training programs since 2000, writes regularly on the topic of studying abroad for major publications and holds workshops at leading Indian schools and colleges.
Kavita Singh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA degree from Columbia Business School. At Columbia Business School, Kavita was on the Dean's List and graduated as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Society, an International Honors Society, honoring high academic achievement in the study of business.
Throughout her career, Kavita has focused on identifying, developing, implementing and selling new opportunities - in new markets, new segments or within current businesses.
Mary Storm has a PhD in Indian art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA in East Asian studies, Japanese Buddhist art, from Stanford University. In a previous life, she acquired a law degree and a diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Dr. Storm has lived and worked in India for more than 20 years, roaming the back roads of India from West Bengal to Rajasthan and from Ladakh to Tamil Nadu in search of archaeological adventure. She is married to Guy McIntyre, a British art dealer. They live in New Delhi with Frida, their great dane.
Dr Storm has taught at various American institutions, and most recently at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where she was a Ford Foundation Visiting Fellow and associate professor of art history. Sometimes she gets the urge to paint, and is proud to report that her watercolor paintings are exhibited on refrigerator doors throughout the world. She has published numerous articles on Indian art history. Her book, Head and Heart: Valour and Self-Sacrifice in the Art of India, will be published by Routledge, in 2013.
Philippa Malicka is a writer and Oxford university alumnus currently residing in Delhi. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in English language and literature, picking up academic scholarships during her undergraduate as well as heavy commitment in student journalism, drama and charity work.
Philippa has tutored for over a decade in a variety of locations across the world. In Rome, alongside her work as a journalist she taught English as a foreign language. Later, whilst working for a strategy consultancy firm in London she worked with underprivileged children to help develop their creative writing and language skills. She has also guided numerous humanities applicants through the Oxbridge admissions procedure with a 100% success rate, working specifically on boosting extra-curricular commitment to student's chosen subjects and their articulacy. She has a thorough understanding of what it takes to make a student sparkle and enjoys watching her students transform as they develop their individual passions.
Isabel Salovaara graduated from Harvard University in 2012, earning her B.A. in History and Health Policy with Highest Honors. At Harvard, Isabel was deeply involved in social service activities at Boston Medical Center and the student-run Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, and she applied successfully for a variety of grants and fellowships for travel, service, research, and study abroad. Isabel has received recognition for excellence in writing, including the Bowdoin Prize, one of Harvard's highest undergraduate writing awards.
Isabel has previously worked in career services at Harvard Law School's Office of Public Interest Advising and as an author of test preparation materials. Most recently, she taught English in a slum community in South Delhi. She is passionate about developing advising resources that guide applicants through the admissions process for top American universities and working one-on-one with students to cultivate their interests and to hone their critical thinking and communication skills.
Maria Stallone brings over 12 years of professional experience in international education to her role as a consultant for FutureWorks. Following a well-travelled upbringing, she studied abroad in Sweden and London before earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She first traveled to India in 1993 with the prestigious Rotary Foundation Fellowship. She went on to complete her graduate work, achieving an Award of Merit, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.
Maria worked as a consultant for Columbia University building an on-line bibliographic database for South Asian studies before she began developing and directing university undergraduate study abroad programs in South and Southeast Asia. She currently works for the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad), which is headquartered in Chicago, USA and represents a consortium of more than 200 top-tier U.S. colleges and universities. Since its founding in 1950, over 80,000 students have participated in IES Abroad international study abroad programs. IES Abroad operates more than 100 programs at more than 36 locations in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. Maria is the Director of the IES Abroad Delhi Center.
Ankit Mishra holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Mathematics from York University, Canada and is studying a Masters of Arts in Economics from Sciences Po Paris, France. At York University, Ankit graduated with First Class Honours and received the Book Prize in Mathematics for graduating with the highest GPA in 2011.
Ankit completed his high schooling from Hebron School, Ooty (India) after studying in UK for 6 years. He has excellent insights of universities in Canada, France and the UK and assist you in preparing your undergraduate and postgraduate applications. Ankit has deep insight into course and university selection, recommendation counselling, personal statement and profile building for applicants to undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Canada as well as Masters Programs related to International Affairs, Economics and Development around the world. Ankit is pursuing a career in International Affairs and is currently based in Paris, France.
Udit Bery is reading for a BA in Literae Humaniores at Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. With a quickly developing fluency in Ancient Greek he is moving into the end of his first year having truly enjoyed the benefits of living and studying in one of the intellectual centres of the world. When not pouring over Homer and Catullus in the Bodleian Library, he enjoys attending classical music concerts and plays. With a passion for learning for learning's sake, though it may be a cliche in college guide books today, he strongly believes that an education in a top university is an incomparable experience.
Udit graduated from the Shri Ram School where he studied the IB and apart from Oxford applied to number of leading US colleges. He has spent the last five summers working in a girl's school in Srinagar ravaged by military conflict and communal tension. He has worked for summer after he graduated from school with Future Works helping students to hone their writing skills and widen their intellectual interests, in a hope that working with him will not only help them get into college but also prepare themselves for the significant mental rigour that is central to an education in a leading university. As it says in Delphi, 'know thyself'; the college process is one of self-discovery and Udit will try to ensure that the process will both have a rewarding outcome and be rewarding in itself.
Victoria Burrows is a writer and editor whose work has been published across the world, from the US to Uruguay, and from China to Singapore. Born in Wales, she grew up in South Africa, completing her Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She then moved England, reading a Masters in Literature at Essex University. Her thesis, for which she earned a distinction, borrowed from the disciplines of fine arts, film, psychology and social studies and tackled the fascinating but impractical field of the philosophy of machines. While studying, she worked for the literacy agency that handled the Sigmund Freud Literary Estates, later joining sustainable development publisher, Earthscan, in London. She then moved to Hong Kong, where she edited educational books before taking on the role of sub-editor at the teen newspaper at the South China Morning Post. For three years she then ran the newspaper's glossy food magazine. Victoria now lives in New Delhi, continuing to focus on her specialisms of art, food, travel and education. Having tutored students in South Africa, Hong Kong and the UK, she brings years of experience to her role of writing consultant at FutureWorks.
Jasmin Cohen graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2014, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Politics and Government and a minor in English Literature. Jasmin has had notable experience working as an archivist at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, serving on the editorial staff for the poetry section of Puget Sound’s arts & literature magazine, and conducting research for a civil-rights oriented NGO in Seattle.
Jasmin’s academic interests evolved heavily during her undergraduate career, and she is a firm believer in the fruitfulness of interdisciplinary learning grounded on strong language arts and research skills. As a freshman, she planned to pursue a degree in English Literature in line with her passion for analytical reading and creative writing, but soon found herself bound to the provocative and challenging classes offered in Politics & Government. In Fall 2012, her attraction to the unfamiliar brought her to India, where she studied Indian art history, completed an independent study project on early-20th century Indian art and politics, and made life-long friends. In Fall 2013, Jasmin completed a senior thesis that compared political institutions and culture in India and Mexico, which was recognized with the outstanding research award for the best seminar paper in Comparative Politics. During her senior year, Jasmin had a short yet deeply meaningful experience enrolled in various African American Studies classes, where she was encouraged to apply her knowledge of literature, art, politics, and personal history in an unrelenting tradition of reflexive critical consciousness studies. In Spring 2014, Jasmin co-directed a documentary that gave voice to twenty-one individuals in the campus community regarding their own experiences navigating race, class, gender, and ideas of diversity and inclusion at Puget Sound; the film was screened only once on campus, but was still honored with requests for its inclusion in future academic and administrative curricula and training at the university.
Jasmin is ecstatic to be back in India with the opportunity to counsel the academy’s next generation of bright thinkers. Following the words of her own mentors, Jasmin believes that a successful education relies very largely on the courage to be passionate about one’s interests and the confidence to work just as hard. She seeks to cultivate these qualities in her students in order to give them steadfast preparation for university abroad, and as citizens of the world.
Rebecca Moreland graduated from Grinnell College in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science and Global Development Studies. While at Grinnell Rebecca was selected for the Careers in Educations Professions program and was active in the French and Arabic Department and captained the volleyball team. Much of her undergraduate career was spent crafting research projects: she worked as the primary researcher for a professor’s book on Constitutional law and non-citizens and proceeded to develop and execute an original research project for the College examining refugee policy in Iowa.
Rebecca deeply believes in the benefits of experience abroad. As a high school student she was selected as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student and spent 11 months living in France. Upon her return to the U.S. she worked with Rotary International to train prospective youth exchange students and presented at high schools about the benefits of and opportunities for study abroad. She furthered her experiences abroad by studying in Morocco as an undergraduate. She is passionate about cross-cultural connection and delights in the chance to connect other students with opportunities abroad.
What's New at FutureWorks
FutureWorks Consulting signs agreement with NDTV Convergence to launch a Study Abroad Learning Resource Centre on NDTV’s website
FutureWorks Consulting Holds Counselling Session for Business Analysts at McKinsey & Company’s India Office
FutureWorks Consulting Signs Contract with The Shri Ram School to deliver US College Admissions Services