Webinar Speakers

Ali Erkan

Professor Ali Erkan is the Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science at Ithaca College. He teaches subjects like - Algorithms and Data Structures, Computer Organization and Coputer Networks ... to name a few. Professor Erkan has numerous publications in his name.

Aman Ahuja

Aman, Head of Community & Program at Maker's Asylum, is an experienced young individual with a demonstrated history in Strategic Consulting & Leadership. At Maker's Asylum, a community co-working space for Makers to get their hands dirty & make ideas happen, Aman heads the learning platform aimed to equip every young person in the world with a problem-solving maker mindset.

Aniket Sule

Dr. Aniket Sule is Academic Coordinator of Indian National Astronomy Olympiad Programme and General secretary of International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA). He is chair of Public Outreach and Education Committee of Astronomical Society of India (ASI-POEC). His research interests are astronomy education, mathematics education and history of astronomy in India.

Anubha Sharma

As the CEO of AXF, Anubha is at heart of our organizational development and growth, as much as she is mindful of the tiniest detail of operations.
With a highly analytical and reflective mind and a resolute passion for social change, Anubha is innovative, daring and determined to grow AXF in several ways. Anubha was a senior financial service professional leading teams at a national level when she decided to shift from the corporate to the social sector, in a bid to pursue her heart’s calling. Anubha credits her wholesome upbringing for fuelling her spirit for social work, and for giving wings to her purpose.

Astha Malu

Astha Malu is the founder & the principal designer of Pattterned Studio, a ceramic & glass product brand initiated a decade ago. Astha has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts majoring in Sculptures and Master’s in Ceramic & Glass Design from National Institute of Design. She also teaches as a visiting faculty at National Institute of Design and at architectural colleges.

Cindy Córdova

Boston College

Ms. Cindy Córdova received her Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2013 and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Hospitality Administration from Boston University in 2010. With ten years of professional experience in education, Ms. Córdova is passionate about supporting students, families, and college counselors in the college application process. Ms. Córdova currently serves as a Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission for Boston College. Her previous admission experience was at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Boston University. She is the main contact person for students applying to Boston College from Southeast Asia and has traveled to India in the past to connect with students and counselors.

Conor Fritz

Claremont McKenna College

Conor Fritz is the Associate Dean of Admission at Claremont McKenna College. He oversees the admission process for international students and typically reads each of the 1000+ international applications each year. He has worked at CMC for more than 7 years and has traveled extensively in India each of the past five years.

Frederico Silva

Northwestern University in Qatar

Fred Silva is the Assistant Director of Admissions & Strategic Recruitment at Northwestern University in Qatar. He has worked in the field of international education for over 10 years and implemented enrollment strategies for institutions in the United States, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Fred is a volunteer with the Council of International Schools and International Association for College Admissions Counseling. He has presented in international conferences and conducted training courses for new professionals in the field of international admissions.

Jeffrey Johnson

Professor Jeffrey Johnson, graduated from the USAF Academy with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering. He completed his masters in Master of Aeronautical Science degree and PHD from Union Institue and University. He now serves as the Dean of the Burton D. Morgan School of Aeronautics at Lynn University. To name few awards and honors, Dr. Jeff has acheived Areial Achievement Medal, Senior Pilot Wings, Parachutist Rating & Private Pilot license, Multi-engine, Land. This evening professor Jeff will talk about exploring careers in Aviation, Aeronautics and Aviation Management.

John Nesbitt

John Nesbitt is the Strategic Engagement Manager for the Duolingo English Test at Duolingo. Prior to joining the Ed Tech start up space in 2018 he worked for his alma mater, Vanderbilt University. John worked at Vanderbilt for 12 years and was the co-chair of international admissions enrollment management and he traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and South America, including India for five years. For the last six years, John also served and volunteered on the Council of International School (CIS), where he led recruitment tours in Northern Europe, Turkey, Eurasia, and the Middle East. He has Bachelors and Masters degree from Vanderbilt University.

Julie Chiu

University of Southern California

Julie Chiu has been an international admission officer at the University of Southern California for four years. She is responsible for recruitment for the South and Central Asia region. Before joining USC, Julie worked in admissions at international schools in Beijing, China for four years. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a MBA from Arizona State University.

Kimberley Burke

Prof. Kim Burke at Millsaps College, Mississippi, Dean of the Else School of Management, Professor of Accounting. Learn about the key differences between Accounting & Finance, the ongoing digital transformation, the increasing role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from Prof. Kim Burke.

Lalita Limaye

Lalita Limaye is the founder of Bio Ed Initiative. Through BioEd Initiative Lalita designs programs in the field of biology. BioEd programs expose students to current scientific developments and tools of bioinformatics. SAT Biology, IB, AP biology exam preparation is another area of BioEd Initiative.

Lori Hartmann

Lori Hartmann, Professor of International Studies, has been teaching at Centre College, Kentucky since 1999. She holds a B.A. from Denison University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Denver. Professor Hartmann was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” teaching award in 2000, and a Kirk Teaching Award in 2003. Learn about International Studies with Prof. Lori Hartmann, also the Director of the Center for Global Citizenship at Centre College.

Lorraine Cox

Professor Lorraine Morales Cox is an associate professor of the visual arts - chair of the visual arts department at Union College. Professor Cox actively participates in programs that promote, mentor, support and retain a diverse community of students and faculty. Today, Learn & Discover how studio fine arts programs at top US colleges are structured, by Professor Cox.

Madhu Agrawal

Madhu completed the IB Diploma from Dhirubhai Ambani Int’l School and graduated with honours in Law and Business from Warwick University. She has extensive experience in the voluntary sector and has undertaken research in international law. A qualified solicitor in the UK, she practiced commercial law at Freshfields, London. She is passionate about enriching education with the rigor of thought and discernment required to navigate tomorrow’s information-driven economy.

Mike Perez

Purdue University

My name is Mike Perez, and I am one of the Assistant Directors for International Admissions for Purdue University. I am a Purdue Alumni and I was an international student myself originating from the Philippines so I have unique a very unique perspective on what it is like to be an international student at Purdue University.

Neeraj Mandhana

As someone who cares deeply about education and career guidance, Neeraj Mandhana has been actively mentoring both individual students and educational institutions since 2010. Students seek him for my resourceful insights into college admissions and career planning. High schools seek him to structure their counseling departments and college admission officers seek his insights into the education landscape in India. In 2014, his family established The Next Genius Foundation, a charitable trust that offers full undergraduate scholarships at select US colleges to bright Grade 12 students from India. In 2020, this fund will award college scholarships worth $ 10 Million.

Rajiv Kacholia

Rajiv Kacholia founded Speech and Debate India as a social impact initiative to help India's brightest students develop their voice. Mr. Kacholia has served as President of the Board of the American School of Bombay & on the Leadership Team for Stanford University's India undergraduate applicant interview process. He studied engineering, sociology, & finance at Stanford, graduating with Honors. He was the first Undergraduate student accepted to take courses at Stanford Law School & the finance curriculum at Stanford Business School.

Rashmi Anand

Emory University

A graduate of Emory University, Rashmi Anand serves as one of the university's Senior Admission Advisors, overseeing large-scale campus (now virtual!) events for prospective and admitted families. She currently manages international recruitment for students in South & Central Asia, as well as some local, Atlanta-area students. More recently, Rashmi completed her MBA from Emory's Goizueta Business School in May 2020.

Robert Harmon

Today in this webinar, let's learn about Physics and Astrophysics with professor Robert O. Harmon, Perkins-Howard Professor of Physics and Astronomy from Ohio Wesleyan University. He completed his PhD from the University of Chicago and has also won the Gregory Wentzel Prize for Best First-Year Graduate Teaching Assistant. Professor Robert also mentors undergraduates conducting research during summer and these research papers are presented in regional and national conferences.

Stephen Turban

Stephen is a PhD student at Harvard Business School and the co-founder of Lumiere Education. He is committed to providing research opportunities for students around the world through the Lumiere Research Scholar Program. Stephen is a graduate of Harvard College where he studied statistics.

Travis Fuller

University of California, Los Angeles

Travis Fuller has worked in higher education for six years. His first two years were in college orientation, and he’s worked in the Undergraduate Admission Office at UCLA since 2016. He is an Assistant Director and his responsibilities include transfer evaluation and international admission including serving as the UCLA representative to India. He has been fortunate to meet future Bruins in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Chennai; in addition to attending several conferences with counselors from around the Indian sub-continent.

Vishnu Agnihotri

Vishnu is co-founder, chief learner, and academic director at GenWise. He is a pioneer in Gifted Education and Talent Development in India. He has vast experience in both the education and business domains. From 2005 to 2017, he worked at Educational Initiatives where he led the ASSET development team. He was also the academic director of the ASSET Summer Program in 2015 and 2016. He has also worked at i2, Eutech Healthcare, Feedback Infra, and is currently developing a curriculum on values and attitudes at CLIx, an MIT and TISS initiative.
Vishnu has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.

Wesley Whiteside

Wes Whiteside is the face of the Newhouse Visitor’s Center. He works with prospective students and their families and coordinates several of the Newhouse School’s diversity initiatives. He conducts information sessions and tours, and oversees the school’s participation for all of the undergraduate admissions events.

Adam Sapp

Pomona College

Adam Sapp was named Director of Admissions at Pomona College in July 2015. Prior to Pomona, he spent 5 years in the Princeton University undergraduate admissions office where he managed international admissions. Adam obtained his B.A. in History at Kenyon College and his Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Alexander Polk

NYU Stern School of Business

Alex holds the position of Senior Admissions Officer/Assistant Director at NYU in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, working primarily with students from South and Central Asia. He has been in the field of international education for eight years, previously serving in a similar role for six years at Hofstra University, and, prior to that, working with placing international students with U.S. host families at The Cambridge Institute of International Education. Alex is passionate about how non-native speakers best learn English and is working towards TESOL certification at NYU. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, playing his saxophone, and spending time outdoors.

Ameya Kamath

Ameya is an education policy and development professional with a Master’s in International Education Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s in Economics from University College London. Currently a Senior Officer at YLAC, he has previously worked with UNESCO Bangkok and Teach For India on a range of youth-centric education programs.

Amy E. Markham

Mount Holyoke College

Amy E. Markham is Director of International Admission at Mount Holyoke College where she oversees global admission and recruitment. Her admission career spans more than three decades, including work at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) and Butler University. She served as the chair of the Council of International Schools (CIS) Higher Education Committee and the CIS regional recruitment committee for Asia. In 2000, she co-founded International Envoys, a professional development group for higher education admission officers in the United States. She earned her BA in political science and psychology from Hartwick College and MA in higher education administration from Boston College.

Anne Corriveau

Boston University

Ms. Anne Corriveau is the Director of International Admissions at Boston University. With more than 20 years of professional experience in International Admissions and International Student Programs, she has spent recent years managing the International undergraduate recruitment, selection and immigration of First-Year students at Boston University. Her recruitment travels have taken her around the world, with a special focus on India. During her tenure, Ms. Corriveau has worked with one of the largest international student populations in the United States, with students representing more than 100 countries.

Asha Cherian

Asha Cherian is the Executive Director of Dakshin Endeavours, a non-profit organisation that provides experiential outdoor and online programmes for students. An MBA graduate, she has found her niche by applying her experience in the corporate sector to the field of conservation. With the support of educators and researchers in the field of environment conservation, she facilitates a space for young minds to learn about and explore the outdoors while creating a sense of curiosity about the environment.

Chandra Joos

Wesleyan University

Chandra Joos deKoven has spent nearly 25 years in higher education. Her experience stems from both sides of the desk and includes institutions such as Brandeis, Cornell, Miami University of Ohio, Breck School, and Bard College at Simon's Rock. Presently she is the Director of Admission at Wesleyan University.

Deborah McGrath

Dr. Deborah McGrath, Professor of Biology and Assistant Dean of the Environment BA at Sewanee College, will teach about Sustanibility and Enviroment and how the enviromental degree is curated across the span of four years.

Eloise Hyman

University of Chicago

Eloise Hyman is a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and Director of South Asia Programs at the University of Chicago as well as being an alumna of the College. Eloise works with outreach and recruitment for international students, runs the International Student Advisory Committee, and is the area admissions officer for UChicago’s applicants from South Asia, East Asia (excluding China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) and most of Southeast Asia.

Eyad Haj Said

Professor Eyad Haj Said is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Beloit College. He has also done his PhD in Computer Engineering, West Virginia University. To name a few courses taught by professor Eyad are: Data Structure and Algorithims, Computer Architecture, Mobile Applications. With several courses taught in CS, he has experience in ABET accreditation and this evening professor Eyad will talk about emerging field of data science.

Girish Nair

Girish Nair is the Founder & CEO of Curiosity Gym. Prior to founding Curiosity Gym, Mr. Nair was CEO at Netcore, one of India's leading email and mobile tech platform service providers and also a
Partner at Tandem Capital a Silicon Valley based seed capital fund where he mentored entrepreneurs. Mr. Nair has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from IIT Bombay, a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and also studied Engineering Management at Stanford.

Ivan Derzhanski

Ivan Derzhanski is an associate professor at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. His research interests include a broad variety of topics from theoretical and computational linguistics. For a quarter of a century he has been providing scientific support for the national contests and other extracurricular activities in linguistics in Bulgarian secondary schools. He was among the founders of the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) in 2003 and has been a member of its problem committee and jury ever since, as well as co-chair of the Board of its Organising Committee since its founding in 2010.

Joao Queiroga

João Queiroga is a Portuguese award-winning director and educator. Following an acting career in Portugal, Queiroga found his passion as an educator and documentary filmmaker.

Queiroga served as the Chair of the Post-Production Department at New York Film Academy. 

He is currently serving as a Assistant Professor in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar

Lawrence C Davis

Lawrence Davis, Associate Professor, and the Undergraduate Chair School of Architecture - at Syracuse University, He pursued bachelor of architecture from the University of Cincinnati and master of architecture degree from Columbia University. Prof Davis is a registered architect and maintains an active practice. Today prof. will talk about Architecture, Impact of Technology, and it's future.

Mark J. Sciutto

Professor of Psychology, Mark J. Sciutto, a PHD holder, has been at Muhlenberg since 2001, and teached various subjects in Psychology, says Develepmental and Assessment Psychology, Advanced Research, and more. Also awarded, distinguised teaching award and today will talk about the 4-year degree in Psychology.

Nazia Vasi

Nazia Vasi is the Founder and CEO, Inchin Closer. An India-China interpreter entrepreneur, Nazia worked, studied Mandarin and travelled across China before setting up Inchin Closer in 2010.
An economics honours graduate from St. Xavier’s College, and Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Nazia was the youngest financial correspondent at the Times of India, before embarking on her adventure of bridging China and India.

Patricia Hunt

Professor Patricia Hunt, Director of Health Professions at Juniata College, believes that the trust found in a genuinely therapeutic environment is a part of the catalyst to create change. Professor Hunt, has received a certificate as a volunteer rape crisis counselor, bereavement facilitator, and Certified Facilitator with the Green Dot Violence Prevention Program. Lets understand the structure of Biology and Healthcare Undergraduate Programs in this webinar.

Reetu Jain

Founder & Managing Director of On My Own Technology Pvt Ltd in 2016, have created Learning and Technical Skilling pedagogy for hands on work in Mechanical, Coding, Electronics, Design Thinking and Analytics oriented content and curriculum for students and for schools. Have trained 70000 students in last 4 years since 2016 covering more than 25 Schools, set up 5 Innovation Labs with 50 Engineers as full time employees, 2 STEM Labs for Schools, 3 Industry Recognitions as well as accredited Mentor-of- Change by ATAL Innovation Mission under Niti Aayog.

Richa Shrivastava

Richa drives strategic collaborations & partnerships for Maker's Asylum, a community space focused on fostering innovation through purpose based learning. Richa graduated from Indian School of Business & in her previous stint worked with Govt. of Andhra Pradesh to drive IT investments into the state. Richa has also worked in the Indian Telecom industry. She was recognised as the Emerging Professional by the Aditya Birla Group for her contribution during the Telecom Spectrum Auctions held by the Govt. of India in Feb 2014 & 2015.

Ruby Bhattacharya

Barnard College

Ruby is Associate Director of Admissions and Director of International Recruitment at Barnard College, the undergraduate liberal arts and science college for women affiliated to Columbia University in New York City. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Political Science and French. She previously worked in Admissions at Swarthmore as an Assistant Dean of Admissions. Ruby has an Ed.M. in Higher Education from Harvard University. She also currently serves on the International Association for College Admission Counseling Executive Board as Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Practices.

Sam Fleischmann

Sam Fleischmann was a school counselor in Singapore for 6 years and then Hong Kong for 7.5 years before joining the Duolingo English Test team. He has served on executive boards and committees for admissions counseling organizations and has a passion for helping students find their best path towards higher education opportunities. His role at Duolingo is helping students and university advisors learn more about the test while also helping international universities use the test in their admissions processes. Sam majored in Social Science Education from Northwest Nazarene University and obtained his Masters in Education School Counseling from SUNY Buffalo.

Stephen Weis

Professor Stephen Weis, has been actively teaching engineering at Texas Christian University since 1992. He has also taught electrical engineering at the United States Naval Academy. Professor Weis completed his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. This evening, let's learn abaout Engineering Education in the US by Dr. Stephen Weis.

Vidushi Daga

Vidushi Daga is an Indian businesswoman, Entrepreneur & the founder of Clone Futura Education. She is actively involved in various philanthropic activities in the fields of education, technology development and human resources. Clone Futura was started from her home with just 3 students in July 2012 and it has spread with humungous leaps and bounds Pan India. Clone Futura is not simply a brand but a growing movement, having empowered over 3,00,000 students in a very short span. They offer personalized onsite digital training beyond the barriers of age with her 500+ trainer force.

Vivek Bhandari

Vivek Bhandari is the Founder and CEO of Scholarly, an education marketplace headquartered in Malta, Europe and with operations in the USA and Asia. Scholarly provides students with the option to customize their collegiate experience through a combination of online and on campus courses. Vivek is a successful business leader with experience in building, scaling up and turning around services businesses, through implementation of new processes & automation. Vivek holds a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a Master of Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Yogesh Dhingra

Yogesh is the founder of CourseLeap Education, a young and dynamic organization in Mumbai, addressing skill and competency gaps in pedagogy and learning through enrichment and elevation programmes for students and schools within various international curricula. CourseLeap seeks to develop critical thinking, and intellectually stimulating programs for students to ultimately drive problem solving, genuine self-research, and learning through its student verticals: CouseLeap Math (CLM) and CourseLeap Plus (CLP). Some of the flagship offerings for students include: Pre IB courses, Competitive Math Exam Prep for AMC - 8,10,12 and CEMC at University of Waterloo.