Our Team

Ayesha Hasan

Founder & CEO

Ayesha helps students discern their distinct potential in order to best position themselves for a successful future. She believes a holistic education built upon the tenets of inquiry-based thought and active learning is what propels a child towards infinite progress. Assisting students in reaching the institution that would become the ideal place for their intellectual evolution is her ultimate goal. Ayesha has previously worked with students who have ended up securing admissions at Yale, Stanford, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Williams, and Oxbridge, among others.

Before entering the realm of counselling, Ayesha worked with Success Academy Charter schools in New York city as a mathematics teacher and an avid contributor to their curricula team, implementing techniques that would lead to solid conceptual development. She has also interned at Bellwether Education Partners in Washington DC where, in a more research driven role, she analyzed the setbacks resulting from inefficient district policy in the public education sector. She enjoys classical music, is a postmodern art devotee and a coffee enthusiast.

Ayesha holds a BA in Political Science from Columbia University.

Mehrunissa read History and English Literature at the University at Oxford, before going to law school and qualifying as a barrister. During her undergraduate years at Oxford, she was elected Vice President of the Oxford Union Society and served as a student representative on the University’s Joint Consultative Committee for the faculties of History and English, making significant recommendations for the curriculum and examination structure. She also worked with the admissions office at Oxford and served as Country Head for the Oxford Institute in Pakistan in 2015. Mehrunissa has previously helped students secure admission in Oxbridge and top Russell Group Universities including LSE, UCL, King’s, Warwick, Edinburgh and SOAS.

Mehrunissa currently practices law at Raja Mohammed Akram & Co, specializing in constitutional and corporate litigation. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, writing and playing the sitar.

Mehrunissa Sajjad

Lead Counselor (UK)

Zulfiqar Manan

Lead Counselor

Born and raised in Lahore, Zulfiqar completed their early education at Aitchison College before studying at Yale. Zulfiqar graduated from Yale University with a distinction in English alongside a human rights concentration. Their research and academic focus is concerned with the erasure and misrepresentation of non-male revolutionary perspectives in literature, media and politics.

Zulfiqar was also columnist/staff writer at the Yale Daily News and a distinguished Schell Center Human Rights undergraduate scholar at the Yale Law School. In 2018, they were awarded the Kirby-Simon Fellowship to spend eight weeks in Karachi as an Editorial Intern for SOCH Videos. In 2019, they served as a Research and Advocacy Intern for the LGBT department of the Human Rights Watch in New York.

Zulfiqar is a daastango, musician, and published writer. They are all set to start a two year fellowship at Teach for Pakistan in Islamabad and are super excited to launch into this experience. In their free time, they like to make theatre and explore the gardens or forests of Pakistan.

Born and raised in New York, Casey graduated from Yale University with a distinction in American Studies. Her concentration was in visual, audio, literary and performance cultures, where she specially studied the power of resistant media to disrupt hegemonic norms. Her research and academic focus concerns the intersections of psycho-analysis, gender and power to understand the development of the modern settler colonial state – and how to break it down.

Casey is a singer, musician, actress and creative. She moved to Pakistan in August to make music with her band, “Mystical Shayari.” She also researches for a podcast and is studying Urdu in her spare time. She is a double leo with a cancer moon.

At Dream 3, Casey is counseling students through every stage of their application and working on curricula for our SAT wing.

Casey Odesser

Lead Counselor

Mariam Omar

Assistant Counselor UK

Mahnoor graduated from Cornell University with a double major in Psychology and Performing and Media Arts, and a minor in Fine Arts. She received honours in Performing Arts for writing and directing an original new play, titled keepsakes.

Mahnoor Tiwana

Assistant Counselor

Rija Tayyab

Assistant Counselor

Airas Rao

Lead Counseling Fellow