About Us

Raise the bar. Let our team of global education consultants help you access your best-fit institution.

About Us

Raise the bar. Let our team of global education consultants help you access your best-fit institution.

OUR STORY

We are an independent education consulting company that helps applicants plan their journey at the school, college or postgraduate level. Our founders, who grew up in the US, were struck by how differences in global education systems and cultural expectations led to knowledge gaps, confusion and misconceptions among students from all over the world. They founded The Red Pen to help applicants make informed choices about global education opportunities, while providing holistic guidance to navigate complex admissions processes.

Our Story | The Red Pen
Our Philosophy | The Red Pen

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At the heart of The Red Pen is our commitment to finding the ‘best-fit’ institution for every applicant. We are committed to helping our applicants and their families by first understanding their cultural background, financial plans, long-term goals, interests, academic performance and professional expertise.

OUR TEAM

Dr Kimberly Wright Dixit (PhD, Duke University and BA, University of California, Santa Barbara) and Namita Mehta (M.Biochem, University of Oxford) lead our 100+ member team. Our strong group of consultants come from diverse backgrounds and possess a wealth of experience from the US, UK, Canada, Europe and India. Their extensive knowledge of admissions processes, customised approach and collaborative efforts set The Red Pen apart.

GET IN TOUCH

Our Team | The Red Pen

Dr Kimberly Wright Dixit

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Namita Mehta

PRESIDENT

Preeti Wadekar

MANAGER,
MBA
SERVICES

Tripti Singh

MANAGER,
POSTGRADUATE
SERVICES

Sheetal Vora

MANAGER, UNDERGRADUATE
SERVICES

Mehnaz Jaffer

MANAGER, UNDERGRADUATE SERVICES

Shikha Dhar

MANAGER, INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

Aarti Anand

MANAGER, BOARDING SCHOOL SERVICES

Nainika Ajani

MANAGER, PRE-COLLEGE ADVISING SERVICES

Pooja Ram Jain

MANAGER, BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT

PURAN PARSANI

CHIEF MARKETING
OFFICER

Manik Bhargava

HEAD – SALES,
MARKETING AND BD, MBA Services

Our Promise | The Red Pen

OUR PROMISE

At The Red Pen, we know that integrity is essential to the admissions process. Our organisation and consultants are committed to the highest ethical standards and practice respectful behaviour in interactions with our clients, their families, international institutions, admissions officers and other stakeholders. Our consultants advise within the boundaries of their expertise. We accept payment only for work contracted and do not exchange payment with university admissions offices.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our 100+ member team at The Red Pen, known for its vast knowledge of application processes and global education opportunities, come from all over the world. We have received accolades from platforms such as JobsForHer Top5 Companies in DivHersity (SMEs) and Top5 DivHersity Champions (SMEs/Startups) and have been invited to exclusive group discussions on Diversity and Inclusion on platforms like LinkedIn.

Our Commitment To Diversity | The Red Pen

OUR AFFILIATIONS

The Red Pen maintains membership in the industry’s leading organisations such as Int’ ACAC and AIGAC, which helps us stay up-to-date with the latest admissions trends, while ensuring that we meet industry standards. Apart from this, some team members are part of IECA and IC3 and attend annual conferences, which enables us to offer quality advice that aligns with global best practices.

Our Affiliation IACAC | The Red Pen
Our Affiliation IC3 | The Red Pen
Our Affiliation AIGAC | The Red Pen

TESTIMONIALS

GOOGLE REVIEWS

OVER 98% OF Applicants give the red pen 5 STARS.

Based on 565 reviews.
Admissions Brighton College
Admissions Brighton College
2022-11-04
We are very impressed by the professionalism of The Red Pen team. The recent Boarding Schools Fair was very well organised and certainly worthwhile. As the Boarding Schools team are very knowledgeable about individual schools, we only met families who are serious about sending their child to school in the UK and understood our ethos of curiosity, kindness and academic excellence. We look forward to our next visit.
deepika kansal
deepika kansal
2022-09-27
Urvashi Mathur
Urvashi Mathur
2022-09-25
himanshi dahiya
himanshi dahiya
2022-09-24
The Red Pen organization holds very informative sessions for all the students where they help the students take informed decisions about taking admission in foreign universities. Every school must organize these relevant sessions to guide the students.
Bhavna Duggal
Bhavna Duggal
2022-09-24
The session was helpful and informative. The valuable facts and figures were shared. The book “ Acing Admissions” is a fantastic book. The book will guide you through the US undergraduate college applications.
Deepti K
Deepti K
2022-09-23
The session by Ms Sheetal Vora was very informative and comprehensive 'On Admission trends for undergraduate students in year the 2022' supported by data & facts.
ENAKSHI PARIKH
ENAKSHI PARIKH
2022-09-07
Red Pen has truly been our one stop shop, from brainstorming schools, curriculum, interview prep, appointment fixing….we couldn’t have done it with so much ease without Aarti and her team! My husband and I have asked Aarti the same question 10 times and she has always patiently answered all 10 times with the same answer and quelled our anxieties. We are truly thankful to them for their guidance and continuous follow ups for Elisha’s admission into Sevenoaks. I would highly recommend their services for anyone considering sending their children to a UK boarding school without blinking an eyelid! Enakshi and Sujan
Suman Bala
Suman Bala
2022-09-07
The Red Pen is a place where students do get through their dreams and achieve their maximum potential. The team comprised of experienced consultants, editors and counsellors who handpicked elements of my application like essays, drafts, extracurriculars and improvised me at every stage. They even assisted me at the last moment, so their company is highly recommended to anyone who wants to seek consultancy regarding pursuing higher education in India or abroad whether for UG, PG or MBA.
Sonia Hays
Sonia Hays
2022-08-21
The Red Pen was a very helpful for narrowing my son’s choices of college and we benefit from their expertise in during the application process. The team was encouraging and always available for enquirers. I would definitely recommend The Red Pen to ease the burden of the whole process.
Ishika Gupta
Ishika Gupta
2022-07-11
The Red Pen helped me to get into one of my top colleges. From crafting a college list to essays my mentor helped with it all. I'm so thankful for the mentorship and guidance that I received. I was able to fully express myself in my essays thanks to the brainstorming of essays we did before I started writing them and the various edits!