Admissions Team

We've been described as "cool", "quirky" and "energetic", but we are really just a bunch of friendly people who can't stop talking about Yale-NUS and who love meeting prospective students and parents! As admissions officers, we spend half the year visiting high schools across Singapore and around the world, and the other half of the year poring over thousands of applications to choose the amazing people who will be part of the next class at Yale-NUS.

Anish Fatimah

Senior Executive
Applicants would be surprised if they knew...
I used to be a manicure trainer!

Tan Hui Fang

Senior Executive
What is your favourite thing about living in Singapore?
The fast and reliable internet connection!

Hanifah Binte Suab

Receptionist
What is one thing on your bucket list?
To visit Mecca.

Lee Ren Wei

Manager (Communications & Events)
What is one thing on your bucket list?
Visiting Vienna!

Iris Neo

Senior Manager
Local Schools
Hwa Chong Institution, Jurong Pioneer JC, Tampines Meridian JC, Millenia Institute, NUS High School, Singapore Polytechnic, Nexus International
International Territories
Central Asia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan

Rebeca Salazar

Admissions Counsellor
Local Schools
Anglo-Chinese JC, Dunman High School, Yishun Innova JC, Ngee Ann Poly, Chatsworth International, Chinese International, Hillside World Academy, Stamford American International School, International Community School of Singapore
International Territories
Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Central America, Latin America, and the Carribean

Lauren Schroeder

Senior Manager
Local Schools
Catholic JC, ACS Independent, Saint Joseph's Institution, DPS International School, NPS International, SJI International
International Territories
Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania

Jasmine Seah

Director
Local Schools
Raffles Institution, Tanglin Trust School
International Territories
Eastern Europe, Russia, Mongolia

Laura Severin

Dean
Local Schools
UWC Dover, UWC East
International Territories
United States of America

Chris Tee

Admissions Counsellor
Local Schools
National JC, Temasek JC, River Valley High School, Singapore Sports School, Republic Polytechnic, Australian International School, GEMS World Academy, ISS International School, Singapore American School
International Territories
Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea

Yi Yi Yeap

Admissions Counsellor
Local Schools
Anderson Serangoon JC, School of the Arts, Nanyang Polytechnic, Global Indian International School, Hwa Chong International School, Overseas Family School, Singapore Korean School
International Territories
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE

Financial Aid Team

Esther Tan

Manager
What is one thing on your bucket list?
To visit Machu Picchu.

Jennifer Wong

Assistant Manager
What is your favourite thing about living in Singapore?
The Food!

Suan Yew Chim

Associate Director
What is one thing on your bucket list?
To go on an African safari during migration season.

Student Associates

Adriel Yong

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Amirul Hakim Bin Abdul Hamid (Amirul)

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared (Yale-NUS & Duke-NUS Liberal Arts & Medicine Pathway)
Where is home?
Singapore

Anindo Mesbaul

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Finland/Bangladesh

Anthea Julia Chua

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2020
Major/Minor:
Anthropology / Arts & Humanities
Where is home?
Singapore

Ariel Cheung

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Hong Kong

Arina Koul

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Avneesh Jay Moghe

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Baey Zo-Er

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Berke Utku Onder

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2021
Major/Minor:
Mathematics, Computational, and Statistical Sciences / Economics
Where is home?
Turkey

Betina K. Choa

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2021
Major/Minor:
Global Affairs / Philosophy
Where is home?
Philippines

Cai Lize

Social Media & Video Production
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
China

Christian Dimitrov (Chris)

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Austria / Bulgaria / New Zealand

Darren Ang

Social Media & Video Production
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Pasir Ris (Singapore)

Don Loke

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Double Degree in Law & Liberal Arts
Where is home?
Singapore

Donald Grant Gaylord

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Arizona, USA

Emma Creane

Social Media & Video Production
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Zimbabwe

Emma Grimley

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Vancouver, Canada

Jacqueline (Jax) Jin

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared (Yale-NUS & Duke-NUS Liberal Arts & Medicine Pathway)
Where is home?
Canada

Jonathan Gelfman (Jon)

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2021
Major/Minor:
Mathematical, Computational, and Statistical Sciences / Chinese Studies
Where is home?
Israel / Estonia / Gibraltar

Karolina Grzeszkiewicz

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Poland

Keith Yap

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2020
Major/Minor:
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Concurrent Degree Programme - Masters in Public Policy) / Chinese Studies
Where is home?
Singapore

Madhumitha Ayyappan

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared (Yale-NUS & Duke-NUS Liberal Arts & Medicine Pathway)
Where is home?
Singapore

Miguel Luis G. Ochosa

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2021
Major/Minor:
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics / Arts & Humanities
Where is home?
Philippines

Nur (Aina) Binte Sapari

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Ooi Mae Hweei

Social Media & Video Production
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Malaysia

Rachel Juay

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2020
Major/Minor:
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Concurrent Degree Programme - Masters in Public Policy)
Where is home?
Singapore / Shanghai

Raynold Toh

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2021
Major/Minor:
Urban Studies / Economics
Where is home?
Singapore

Rhyhan Astha

Social Media & Video Production
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Sahana Balasubrramaniam

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Simren Kaur Sambhi

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Sean Neo Zhi Rui

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore / Ho Chi Minh City

Sultan Aitzhan

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2020
Major/Minor:
Mathematics, Computational, and Statistical Sciences
Where is home?
Kazakhstan / Yale-NUS College

Sun Woo Yoon

Social Media & Video Production
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Guatemala

Tavis Tan

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Singapore

Upaasna Parankusam

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2021
Major/Minor:
Mathematical, Computational, and Statistical Sciences / Global Affairs
Where is home?
Hyderabad, India

Vaness Kow

Social Media & Video Production
Class Year:
2021
Major/Minor:
Urban Studies / Psychology
Where is home?
Hong Kong / Singapore

Vladislav Vintenbakh

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2023
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Kazakhstan

Yau Yen Ching

Tours & Outreach
Class Year:
2022
Major/Minor:
Undeclared
Where is home?
Malaysia

Zhong Xuan Khwa

Senior Student Associate (Tours & Outreach)
Class Year:
2020
Major/Minor:
Mathematical, Computational, and Statistical Sciences
Where is home?
Singapore

Admissions Fellows

Admissions Fellows are selected third-year and fourth-year students at Yale-NUS College who will be interviewing applicants during the admissions cycle. They come from a variety of different backgrounds, have a diverse set of academic and international experiences and are trained to contribute to the holistic admissions process at Yale-NUS. They are excited to meet with applicants and are happy to answer any questions about Yale-NUS College!

Agatha Tan

Elm '20
Major/Minor:
Arts & Humanities
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
Even as a senior, Yale-NUS continues to excite me, and I'd love to hear about why it might excite others!

Annamarie Martin

Elm '20
Major/Minor:
Environmental Studies / Urban Studies
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
The community in Yale-NUS has been the most important and formative aspect of my college life, so I'm really excited to help shape the future communities of the school.

Diya Kundu

Elm '21
Major/Minor:
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Where is home?
New Delhi, India
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I hope to build community and build my passion for education justice through this position.

Fahrisa Islam

Elm '21
Major/Minor:
Life Sciences / Philosophy
Where is home?
Bangladesh
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I want to showcase to prospective students what a Yale-NUS education can do in fulfilling their dreams and be part of experiencing the intellectual vitality that wide-eyed freshmen bring to campus.

Fiona Freeman-Grundei

Elm '20
Major/Minor:
Anthropology
Where is home?
Colorado, USA
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I love meeting new people and giving back to the school that has offered me so many opportunities.

Gladys Tan

Elm '20
Major/Minor:
Urban Studies / Environmental Studies
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I believe that there's so much more to a person than what is on paper, so I am very keen on putting a face to a name, hearing your stories, and sharing my love of the Yale-NUS community with you!

Heng Jia Min

Cendana '20
Major/Minor:
Environmental Studies
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I want to create a comfortable and professional atmosphere for students to share their motivations and interests, while supporting the Admissions team in identifying students with a good fit for the school.

Horatio Ho

Elm '20
Major/Minor:
Mathematical, Computational, and Statistical Sciences
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
To engage, interact and learn more about the future college community members! 🙂

Jan Bronauer

Elm '20
Major/Minor:
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics / Chinese Studies
Where is home?
Kufstein, Austria
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I want to contribute to Yale-NUS's holistic admissions process by enabling prospective students to showcase different sides of themselves, and to identify how these fit with the College and its community.

Jana Choo

Cendana '20
Major/Minor:
Anthropology
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
My time at Yale-NUS has been wonderful and I would love to be a part of continuing to shape this community.

Jessica Choy

Saga '20
Major/Minor:
Anthropology
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
As an Anthropologist, I enjoy learning about how different people shape a community, and as a human being, I want to hear about other people's stories.

Julia Chin

Cendana '20
Major/Minor:
Global Affairs
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I want to contribute to a holistic admissions process, and I really enjoy talking to people and hearing about what they are excited about!

Lucy Kuo

Saga '20
Major/Minor:
Economics
Where is home?
Taiwan
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
The community here is truly the College’s most valuable asset and I am excited to play a role in interacting with and forming our future community!

Ryan Yoong

Elm '20
Major/Minor:
Environmental Studies
Where is home?
Malaysia
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I am excited to help build a community I have come to recognise as home and to hear the many interesting stories that people have to share!

Shawn Hoo

Saga '20
Major/Minor:
Literature / Philosophy
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I want to contribute to finding the best and most diverse fit of prospective students who embrace the liberal arts.

Teo Qinyi

Saga '20
Major/Minor:
Global Affairs
Where is home?
Singapore
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
I am excited to meet prospective students and get to know each individual's unique personality!

Valeria Gonzalez Duarte

Saga '21
Major/Minor:
Environmental Studies / Philosophy
Where is home?
Paraguay
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
Starting a new chapter in life is always scary, especially if it involves moving across the world! I want to be here as a resource to make the process a little bit easier.

Vrinda Sood

Elm '20
Major/Minor:
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Where is home?
New Delhi, India
Why are you interested in becoming an Admissions Fellow?
It's always incredible to be around the buzzing energy of first years finding their place in this unique setting and I'm excited to be there to help bring in new perspectives!

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Application Tips Session:


Come to an application tips session where a member of our Admissions team will walk you through the Yale-NUS application process. This 60-minute workshop is for everyone interested in applying for Yale-NUS College, regardless of what stage of the application process you're at. We will offer insights on what we look for in an application, and tips on perfecting that application essay. A Yale-NUS campus tour follows the workshop, and is typically led by a current student from our Admissions Student Associates team.


Regular Workshop Dates: 13 December (3–5PM), 1 February (10AM–12PM), 15 February (10AM–12PM)




Virtual Application Tips Session:


Currently living abroad and unable to make it to Yale-NUS College for a visit? Fret not, we will be hosting an online application tips session where a member of our Admissions team will walk you through the Yale-NUS application process! This 60-minute workshop is for everyone interested in applying for Yale-NUS College, regardless of what stage of the application process you're at. We will offer insights on what we look for in an application, and tips on perfecting that application essay. This will be conducted through a webinar, so anyone can join in, regardless of where you’re at!


Available Dates: 7 December (6–7PM Singapore Standard Time), 3 January (10-11AM and 4-5PM Singapore Standard Time), 6 March (3-4PM Singapore Standard Time), 13 March (3-4PM Singapore Standard Time)




Admissions & Financial Aid Application Tips Session:


Come to an application tips session where a member of our Admissions team will walk you through the Yale-NUS application process. This 60-minute workshop is for everyone interested in applying for Yale-NUS College, regardless of what stage of the application process you're at. We will offer insights on what we look for in an application, and tips on perfecting that application essay. The application tips session will be followed by a 30-minute financial aid presentation. The presentation will focus on personal information and necessary supporting documents that financial aid applicants are required to submit. After both sessions, we will take you for a Yale-NUS campus tour, typically led by a current student from our Admissions Student Associates team.


Available Date: 4 January (10AM-12:30PM)




Virtual Application Tips Session with Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid:


Come to an application tips session where our Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Laura Severin, will walk you through the Yale-NUS application process! This 60-minute workshop is for everyone interested in applying for Yale-NUS College, regardless of what stage of the application process you're at. She will offer insights on what we look for in an application, and tips on perfecting that application essay. This will be conducted through a webinar, so anyone can join, regardless of where you're at!


Available Date: 26 February (12:30-1:30PM)




To register, simply click on the session of your choice below. Feel free to email us (admissions@yale-nus.edu.sg) if you need further assistance.

Locations and Dates
Dean's Virtual Application Tips Session (12:30-1:30pm)
Feb 26
Virtual Application Tips Session (3-4pm)
Mar 06
Virtual Application Tips Session (3-4pm)
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Welcome to the e-Open House of Yale-NUS College! We hope that you enjoy your time exploring our campus and finding out more about our community.
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e-Open House
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