Our Team

The Think Ivy Team

All our consultants are Ivy League undergraduates, admitted early and/or to at least 3 Ivy League or top 10 US universities. They were among the high school best students in the nation within the last three years, and their counseling will always be the most up-to-date and relevant to elite college admissions.

CEO and Partners

Team Member

Mitchell Ng

CEO - mitch_ng@thinkivysuccess.com

Mitchell Ng is a founding partner and currently a junior at Princeton University, majoring in molecular biology with a certificate in finance.

At Montgomery High School, Mitchell graduated as class salutatorian with a 99 weighted GPA and a 2380 SAT score. In high school, he was a National AP Scholar by end of junior year, a Governor's School scholar, Coca-Cola Semi-Finalist, and National Merit Finalist. Outside of school, he was president of the Asian Heritage Club, Red Cross Club, and fenced varsity sabre. Mitchell conducted 5 research internships in topics such from atomic physics, cell biology and finance.

At Princeton, he is the president of Princeton’s Premedical Society, Princeton's Fencing Club, and the campaign chair of the Princeton College Republicans. Last summer, he was an investment banking junior analyst at Ferghana Partners, a life science IB.

Mitchell started Think Ivy with several other Princeton University students with a simple goal in mind - to help excellent high school students from all over the country gain admission to top universities and reach their full potential.

Team Member

Andrew Christie

Managing Partner - ajc2@thinkivysuccess.com

Andrew Christie is another undergraduate at Princeton and a prospective Woodrow Wilson School major. He went to Delbarton High School, and finished with a 4.0 GPA and a 2200 on his SAT. His academic accomplishments include being recognized as a National Merit Scholar, but Andrew has also participated in a diverse range of activities in high school. He was an active participant in the Economics, Latin, and History Clubs at Delbarton and also was a football and baseball player, serving as captain of the varsity baseball team his senior year.

Andrew has extensive internship experience, and has worked at the NJ Governor’s Office and the New York Mets Major League Baseball club. He also demonstrates excellence in community service, and made two different trips to the Appalachian region to give out charitable donations and to repair houses. He will be volunteering for a New Jersey political campaign this summer.

Team Member

Mobasher Khan

Chief Operating Officer

Mobasher Khan is currently an undergraduate at Princeton from New York City. He is majoring in Financial Engineering and hopes to earn a certificate in the History Department. Mobasher attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, one of the top public high schools in the nation.

Mobasher graduated in the top 5% of his graduating class of 750, and was one of the six students who now attend Princeton. Mobasher participated in various activities and held positions in high school such as in the Intel Science Talent Search, Speech and Debate Team, Soccer, Academic Journals, and volunteering. Mobasher was a semifinalist in the New York City Science and Engineering Fair and also was given the New York City Chancellor’s Award for academic excellence. Mobasher hopes to put as much dedication into the Think Ivy team and make attending top colleges possible for every student.

Senior Consultants

Team Member

Sam Chang


Samuel A. Chang is another member of the Think Ivy team studying at Princeton University. He intends to major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy with a focus in Environmental Policy and pursue certificates in Urban Studies, Environmental Science, and East Asian Studies.

In high school, Samuel was the class valedictorian, maintained a 4.67 GPA, and scored a 2290 on his SAT. He held various leadership positions, serving as captain of the Speech and Debate Team, captain of the Boys’ Varsity Tennis Team, treasurer of the Student Body Senate, President of Interact, vice President of the Ping Pong Club, and concertmaster of Regional Orchestras. He has been nationally recognized by the National Forensics League as an All-American Debater and by the Army, Navy, and Air Force for his research in Magnetic Motion Machines.

Samuel hopes to expand Mitchell’s dream and manage a branch in the Midwest region of the United States. His ultimate wish is to see students reach and obtain their highest goals.

Team Member

Devansh Gupta


Devansh "Dave" Gupta is currently an undergraduate student at Princeton University and intends to major in Chemical and Biological Engineering while pursuing certificates in finance and material sciences.

Graduating as class salutatorian with a score of 2280 on the SAT, Devansh served as founder and director of the choir, president of the Student Body, captain of the Math League Team, and president of his chapter of the National Honor Society. His cultural and community service accomplishments include working as a co-teacher and choreographer at Indianica Dance Academy, a volunteer in the recreation department at the Menlo Park Veterans' Home, and a volunteer Summer Program Manager at the Iselin Public Library. Devansh has seen success on a international stage, having danced at the 2012 Olympics AAE Dance Invitational in London, competed as a member of the Central Jersey Team at the Americal Regions Math League, and ranked 13th place at the World Championships of the FTC Robotics Tournament.

He hopes to make Think Ivy, Inc. a household name and give every child the opportunity that he never had: to have direction and experience guidance on the confusing path that is college admissions.

Junior Consultants

Yash Patel

Yash Patel is an undergraduate at Princeton University, majoring in economics on a pre-medical track with aspirations for minors in Spanish and Global Health.

He graduated from Hebron High School in Dallas, Texas, and was salutatorian of a class of nearly 800 students with a 4.97 weighted GPA (out of 4.0), perfect SAT score of 2400 on his first official attempt, perfect scores on the Math II, World History, and Biology M subject tests, and the highest score of “5” on all thirteen AP tests he took. Academically, he has been recognized as a National AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholar and has been active in a number of extracurricular activities. Yash has served as the President of three clubs at his high school (Latin National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and IMPACT, a club he founded). He also played tennis for his school on the Varsity team and, after doing organic chemistry research the summer after his junior year, was invited to present at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition. He was also active in Latin and DECA competitions, earning first place in Latin Vocabulary at the National level and qualifying for the International DECA competition.

At Princeton, Yash is involved in a number of organizations on campus, including Advertise This, Princeton Premedical Society, Mathey College Council, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, and TropicalClinics in Rural Health. He plans to spend his summer doing organic chemistry/drug synthesis research at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He joined ThinkIvy to help give students an edge in a college process that is only getting harder to succeed in.

Sahib Singh

Sahib Singh is an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, a pre-med currently majoring in neuroscience and minoring in Bioethics.

Sahib is a nationally ranked fencer,serving as captain for his high school team in his junior and senior year. He led the team to a 3rd place finish at the Centrulo state tournament in 2014 and 3rd at the Squad States tournament in 2015. He is also an avid debater and won premier delegate at the YMCA Model United Nations Conference in 2014, and was then elected chair of the Council for Economic Advancement. Additionally, he was also appointed as a representative for the Council on National Affairs, where only the top 25 delegates out of 1700 are selected.

In terms of testing, Sahib graduated from Montgomery High School and was awarded the President's Award for Educational Excellence. He is a national Merit Finalist with a PSAT Score of 232. He received a 2350 on his SAT and is an AP scholar with honors. Lastly, he has done many hours of community service and is an Eagle Scout. He served many leadership positions within his Boy Scout troop before planning and executing his Eagle project to build a meditation Garden for the benefit of the residents of his town.

Susan Liu

Susan Liu currently attends Princeton University as a pre-med concentrating in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Susan graduated top 10% of the Montgomery High School Class of 2015 with a GPA of 98.6 and a 2320 SAT score. She became a National AP Scholar, USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist, and US National Chemistry Olympiad National Finalist by the end of her junior year. She obtained 14 perfect AP scores by the end of senior year.

Beyond academics, Susan was the founder of Montgomery iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine), a synthetic biology competition team, and held leadership positions on FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics, and Montgomery Slam Poetry. During her summers, she attended the Notre Dame Leadership Conference and did neurological stem cell research as part of the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative.

Kavin Sivakumar

Kavinayan Sivakumar is an undergraduate at Princeton University, majoring in engineering.

Kavin graduation as the salutatorian of his class with a 98.6 weighted GPA and a SAT score of 2370 on his first and only attempt. He was a National Merit Finalist, National AP Scholar, Governor’s School Scholar, and cofounder, president, or captain of many organizations such as his school’s Chess Club, IEEE Club, Science Bowl Team, and Robotics Team. He also holds the rank of Candidate Master in chess and is the Assistant Manager of the Philadelphia Inventors professional chess team.

Team Member

Victor Liang

Xiaohua (Victor) Liang is a current undergraduate at Princeton University, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He was born in Wuxi, China and later moved to Singapore for high school.

He graduated from Hwa Chong Institution with straight As in the British A-level examinations. Despite having a British system high school education, Victor still got 2400 on his SAT reasoning test, full scores in SAT math, physics and chemistry subject, as well as five full scores in APs. He went into top 30 for National Math, Physics and Chemistry Olympiad while in Singapore and was also qualified for USAMO twice in a roll. He also lead his team to win the 2nd Prize in the annual International Contest of Application of Nano-Mircro Tech.

Academics aside, Victor also participated in air rifle in high school and picked up fencing after he rejected a full scholarship offer from Cambridge, UK and decided to come to Princeton. His main role in Think Ivy will be helping the Company to expand in the Chinese market.

Team Member

Ryan Spaude


Ryan Matthew Spaude is currently an undergraduate student at Princeton University from Little Suamico, Wisconsin. He intends to major at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and is pursuing certificates in Spanish and international relations. Ryan graduated from his high school as class salutatorian with over 20 dual credits.

While in high school, he served as president of his National Honor Society chapter and church youth group. Some of his academic achievements include a 35 on the ACT and a perfect score on the US History SAT subject test. Ryan has interned on several political campaigns and worked as a free-lance writer, electrician’s apprentice, and university fundraiser. Ryan will be interning this summer in the Wisconsin State Legislature.

Michael Wang

Michael Wang is currently an undergraduate at Princeton University. He is an intended Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering major pursuing certificates in Materials Science and Engineering and Robotics and Intelligent Systems.

He was accepted into Princeton through the Single Choice Early Action (SCEA) program with a 34 on the ACT and a 3.90 GPA. In high school, he participated in independent nanotechnology research as well as worked with materials science research groups at Rutgers University through the NJ Governor's School of Engineering and Technology Program and Columbia University. Outside of research, he was president of his school's China Care Club, vice-captain of the physics team, and played for the tennis team.

Daniel Chen

Daniel is a sophomore at Princeton University and has tutored dozens of students over three years in both Connecticut and New Jersey. He received a perfect 2400 on his SAT (first and only attempt), as well as perfect scores on the U.S. History, Literature, Chemistry, and Math II SAT subject tests.

Dan is the author of "Perfect Score: The SAT", and a writer for Princeton Tiger Magazine and the website cracked.com. Dan was the salutatorian of his high school with a 4.69 GPA, a state champion and national finalist in the American Legion National Oratorical Contest, a national merit scholar, and the president of his high school's National Honor Society