Keys to the I.B. is a team of various like minded IB Diploma Graduates from around the world. Our team has been working actively with previous and current IB DP students, parents, teachers and others in various capacities since 2008. Having been through the Diploma Programme ourselves, we have experienced all the challenges that are put forth before DP students. Having then completed successful University careers, we are well versed with all kinds of academic prerequisites as well as the kind of long-term planning students need to have with their families and other stakeholders. Lastly, with some of us now working at International Schools ourselves, we remain acutely aware of the ever-changing nature of the IBO and its programmes. Our collective experience thus puts us in a unique position to offer counseling regardless of your IB related needs – pre-IB consultation and whether the Diploma Programme is right for you, assignment consultation during the Diploma Programme, as well as University planning and beyond.

Sid Mehta


Simon Chow


Ashwitha Jayakumar


Brenton Kinker

  • University Consultations, Legal
  • 2008: B.A in International Relations, Emory University, Atlanta, United States of America.
  • 2012: J.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America.
  • 2013 onwards - M.D. (applying)

Lucas Tsai


Sneha Krishnan


Other consultants:

Besides members of the core team, there are numerous individuals on our board of consultants who have been assisting us in many different ways, ranging from assessment consultations, academic and career counseling, university applications etc. Here are some of them:
  • Ariel Bloomer – M.Ed (pursuing); B.A. (Hons) in Creative Writing, Scripps College, USA
  • Breanne McIvor – M.Sc (with Distinction) in English Literature, University of Edinburgh, UK; B.A. with Honors, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Danny Chen – M.Sc in Bioengineering (pursuing), Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; B.Sc. in Biochemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Ekatarina Grguric – MLIS (pursuing), University of British Columbia, Canada; B.A. (Hons) in English and History, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Lakshmi Padmanabhan – Masters in Communication, Culture and Technology, Georgetown University, USA; B.A. in Sociology, Stella Maris College, India
  • Soumya Poduval – M.A. in English, University of York, UK; B.A. in English, Stella Maris College, India
  • Shilpa Vijayakrishnan – M.A in Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; B.A. in English Literature, Stella Maris College, India