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In recent years, she devoted herself to an NGO providing houses to poor Filipino communities and a few tech start up companies where she went out of her comfort zone to learn about bitcoin and e-commerce. She is always on the lookout for new learnings, and also opportunities to be able to create impact in the lives of others. She is a believer that our youth today will become great world leaders and just need to be constantly pushed to dream big.
Continuing on his dedication towards Sport, he completed a Diploma in Sport Management during his Undergraduate in Commerce. Realising that the business of Sports in India was still nascent, he proceeded to Loughborough University, England, and obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Sports Management.
At AddedSport Jay aims to help students create a balance between their academic dreams and their passion for playing sport.
Joshua is a current member of the Singapore National Golf team, and has been a part of the team since 2006. Has represented Singapore in numerous junior and amateur tournaments around the world, including the 2010 Asian Games, the 2010 World Amateur Team Championship, as well as three Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in International Studies: Asian Specialization. He currently resides in Singapore and is a Golf Mentor for AddedSport. Joshua is passionate about the development of junior golf in Asia and wants to help as many junior golfers maximize their potential in the game and transition to U.S. college golf and the professional ranks.
Aditi Maliwal was born India but has spent most of her life growing up in Singapore prior to attending Stanford University for collegiate squash. Her brother, Akshay Maliwal, founded AddedSports to help upcoming athletes in Asia with their college athletic aspirations. She believes that squash players in this region deserve the same opportunity she had, and is a mentor for many of them through the college application process. Having played squash at national level in Asia and then being recruited by Stanford, the No. 6 team in college squash, Aditi is very experienced about the ins and outs of this process. She graduated from Stanford University in 2012, with a degree in Pyschology and Economics. Shortly after, she joined Wall Street and works at a prestigious investment bank in San Francisco, covering technology companies. She currently resides in USA, and oversees AddedSport’s international operations.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Yohan’s passion and enthusiasm for sports started since childhood when he played football for his school and college teams. As an ardent Arsenal fan and a general sports enthusiast, Yohan’s goal is to build a career in sports management, focusing specifically on football, to provide guidance and support to talented and budding athletes make their mark in the industry in India, which is fairly nascent at the moment.Having started his career with a small homegrown football club, Yohan quickly learnt the ropes of the game and became an asset to his small but dedicated team. Keen to expand his knowledge and expertise he moved on to AddedSport.
Yohan wants to grow his expertise exponentially within the organization and work towards elevating the sports start-up space in India as the ultimate place to be for any sports industry aspirant. His goal is to someday become an entrepreneur and create intellectual sports properties.
Nina grew up in Portland, Oregon, and Richmond, Virginia. She was one of the first students to be part of the LPGA junior program and the First Tee. She was a year-round swimmer with several appearances in Nationals. In high school she was a multi-sport athlete and captained the girls’ cross country team, swim team and golf team. Nina attended Seton Hill University as a full scholarship student-athlete and completed her postgraduate studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong on a full academic scholarship. She carries a passion for writing having won several essay-writing scholarships and worked in admissions reviewing applications and working with international applicants.
At AddedSport Nina is keen to help student-athletes discover advancement opportunities both on and off the field.
Everyone can write, but tailoring it to your audience is key to effective message delivery. Having graduated with a Cum Laude in Business Management (Marketing) from Singapore Management University, Choon Fah is well aware of the importance of writing meaningful, tailored essays to provide applicants with a holistic personal brand. He believes that one’s talent should never be shortchanged by their ability to communicate and wants to help individuals fulfil their potential by taking the big step forward towards getting into their desired college. On the sidelines, he is a huge soccer fan and spends his free time immersing himself into the emotional nuances of music listening.
Kyle earned a 100% scholarship to compete for the Santa Clara University’s varsity tennis team. He posted a career high ITF ranking of #74, and won 3 ITF Singles titles and 2 Doubles titles. He was the #1 Singles player on the Santa Clara University Tennis Team for 3 consecutive years (2010-2012) and graduated with an Economics degree, before pursuing a professional career in Tennis. Kyle loved his college tennis experience, and his passion lies in helping as many Filipino junior tennis players pursue their college tennis dreams.
Tushar Liberhan is a former professional tennis player from India who has represented the country across all the four major grand slams making it to the semifinals stage at the French Open (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open). With a national award for exceptional achievement in Lawn tennis from the Vice President under his belt, he was ranked 29 internationally (Under 18) and 11 in the Men’s Category in India. He has represented India and won several international men’s and under 18 tournaments across Europe, Asia and Australia, US and Russia. Tushar was part of the collegiate tennis team at St Stephens, Delhi University and gained marketing and brand building experience through his stint at Anheuser Busch InBev for over two years before going back to the sporting world. He completed his Masters in Sports Business from New York University and worked at the US Open (marketing and sales) and John McEnroe Tennis Academies (mentoring young players) over the last 1.5 years. Tushar recently moved back to India to pursue his passion of promoting sport and building avenues for young players. He brings his firsthand experience as a top tennis player to the fore, coupled with his brand building and mentoring capabilities, and aims to share his knowledge with our young clients at AddedSport to enable them to hone their skills.
Kanika Minocha, born and raised in Chandigarh, was a member of the Division I golf team at San Jose State University. Prior to being a scholarship collegiate athlete in America, Kanika was the #2 ranked Junior and #9 ranked Amateur in India. After earning a BA in Psychology, she secured an academic scholarship at Columbia University where she got a MA and M.Ed in Counseling Psychology. In the last few years, Kanika has been a Career Counselor for high school students in India as well as college students at reputed institutions such as New York University and Fordham University. She has extensive experience in providing guidance to students and helping them make appropriate career and life decisions.
At AddedSport, Kanika is excited to bridge her two passions (sports and counseling) to help young athletes in India reach the pinnacle of their capabilities. She strives to empower athletes with knowledge and awareness and assist them in developing into all-rounded individuals.
Jo Ee is a current member of the Singapore National Golf team, and was a top 3 ranked Singapore junior golfer when she was recruited as a scholarship athlete to play college golf for the UC Berkeley Cal Women’s Golf team. She earned a degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and was a WGCA All-American Scholar at Berkeley. Jo Ee finished top 10 in multiple international tournaments, won over 10 tournaments in Singapore and competed in 2 World Amateur Team Championships. She currently resides in Singapore and heads AddedSport’s mentoring and development endeavors in South-East Asia
Akshay Maliwal was born and brought up in Asia (Singapore and India), and felt it was important to establish himself back in Asia post-graduation. Akshay spent 3 years in the junior and amateur golf circuits in Asia, and was a top 25 ranked amateur in Asia before receiving a letter to play collegiate golf at UC Berkeley (rank No. 1). Immediately after graduating from Berkeley, he spent 7 months in investment banking at a bulge bracket firm. He left this lucrative career to focus on his passions on working in education. Akshay formed AddedSport, which assists high school athletes in the recruitment process and prepares them for the transition from junior level to college level athletics. The core focus is to help each athlete reach his or her full potential and to find a college that best fits their needs.