Current IC3 Faculty
Dr. Shalini Advani
School Director, Pathways School, India
Shalini Advani is founding Director of Pathways School Noida, one of India’s most highly ranked IB schools. Previously she has been Principal of the British School, New Delhi and Director Education of Learn Today. She has advised on the setup of new schools and conducted multiple teacher trainings. She has been a presenter at the Salzburg Global Seminar, the IB Asia Pacific Conference 2015, the IC3 Conference on Career Counselling and the EdTech Review 2016. Her publications include “Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow,” “Educating the National Imagination” and the essay “Childhood Sexuality: History, Memory, Mythology.
2018 IC3 Conference Chair, India
Ganesh Kohli is a teacher and counsellor who has founded, nurtured and led multiple education focused organizations over the past 20 years. An engineer by education, Ganesh started his career teaching Mathematics besides helping families find the best fit education globally. His journey has led him to visit over 450 colleges and universities, present workshops at 300+ high schools, help 4000+ students with their higher education decisions and present at numerous global conferences. In 2015, Ganesh stepped back from active involvement in his entrepreneurial ventures to drive initiatives that will have social impact. He supports The Aha Movement and Soul Science Foundation to bring meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. He has also simultaneously envisioned the IC3 Movement to impact 175,000 high schools over the next 15 years. Serving as the Chair of IC3, Ganesh has helped build a platform that is providing much needed focus on career and college counselling within high schools. The IC3 Movement now attracts leaders from 500+ educational institutions to its annual conference, has 30 regional events across Asia and supports free education for school teachers to become trained career and college counsellors.
Director International Admissions, Indiana University, U.S.
John Wilkerson is Director International Admissions at Indiana University. He has previously held the same position at the University of Missouri, and served as Director of Admissions for Columbia College in Missouri. Wilkerson holds degrees in counseling psychology and education and is pursuing doctoral studies in global education policy. He serves in various leadership roles with NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, the International Association of College Admissions Counselors, and the Council of International Schools.
Program Manager - South Asia for the Center for International Education, Northern Arizona University, U.S.
Ragh Singh currently serves as the Program Manager - South Asia for the Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University. Previously, he served as Assistant Director of International Recruitment at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), as well as serving as an academic and career advisor with Mizzou. He also served as an academic advisor and adjunct faculty at State Fair Community College. In 2006, he came to the United States as an international student to pursue his Master’s in communication from the University of Central Missouri.
College Counselor, Woodstock School, India
Swati Shrestha is a College Counselor at Woodstock School in northern India, where she assists students from all over the world in reaching their goals of accessing higher education. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Dean of Admission at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, where she managed international recruitment, as well as the reading and evaluation process of all international applications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Reed College, a Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts from Arizona State University. Swati is a member of the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee for the International Association of College Admission Counselors.
Head, Institute of International Education, India
Vivek Mansukhani is the Head of the Institute of International Education (IIE) in India where he leads a team that manages several scholarship and fellowship programs, builds higher education partnerships and offers IIE’s expertise in international education consulting and research to foundations, governments, corporations and higher education institutions. Vivek previously worked as Director of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program in India and as Head of Scholarships and Alumni at the British Council in India. Alongside two decades of experience in the education management sector, he heads a theatre company where he acts, writes and directs. He has also worked as Director Arts, India, at the British Council.
REAC for South Asia, EducationUSA, U.S. Department of State, India
Ishrat Jahan is based in New Delhi providing professional leadership, training and expertise in educational advising issues to the EducationUSA network of advising centers and U.S. Embassies in South Asia. Ms. Jahan also provides data and analysis of international student mobility trends and helps U.S. higher education institutions develop recruitment strategies. She oversees 13 centers and 45 advisers in six countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka). EducationUSA advising centers are supported by the U.S. Department of State and are the official source of information for students and scholars who seek access to U.S. higher education. Ms. Jahan is Bangladeshi-American from New Jersey, and has a BA in political science from Rutgers University.
University Counselor, Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, India
Pragati Pandey, recipient of the 2018 IC3 Counselor of the Year Award, has been with the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad for almost five years and with Aga Khan Schools for more than 13 years, and has been in counseling and admissions since 1997. She has worked with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), the Institute of Psychological and Educational Measurement, in three different schools in India and one school in Tanzania. Pragati’s professional philosophy is to help students not only to find the best fit university, but also find passion in whatever profession they follow in life and she has a special passion for placing students from diverse financial and socio-economic backgrounds with a high need for financial aid. She holds a Master’s degree in psychology and a post-graduate diploma in guidance and counseling from NCERT.
India & Sri Lanka Advisor, Education in Ireland, India
Wendy currently holds the position of India and Sri Lanka Advisor with Education in Ireland. Her key responsibility is to build awareness among students in India about Ireland as a study destination for higher education. She is also involved in developing and sustaining strategic relationship between Ireland and India. She has over 24 years of total experience being in various verticals from recruitment to training, marketing to business development. Her previous assignment was with the Australian Trade Commission where she spent 10 years with them promoting Australian Education. She has also handled their social media strategy, brand management and content development. She holds a Post-Graduation Diploma in Business Management from Xavier Institute of Management and has completed her Bachelor’s in Arts from Mumbai University. She is a Google certified digital marketer. When not working, she likes cooking, dancing and running.
Head, Higher Education and Society- National, British Council, India
Zafeena has over 18 years of work experience in the education sector and currently manages all British Council scholarships, Study UK and the GREAT Higher Education campaign. In her prior role at EducationUSA, she worked with the U.S. HEIs and Indian educational institutions to disseminate accurate, current and comprehensive information on US higher education to students. She has participated in the Department of State Level 1 and 2 Training Institute for EducationUSA advisers in 2013 and 2017, OACAC-Tampa in 2014 and EducationUSA Forum in 2016.
In addition, faculty at all host universities will teach at the IC3 Institute.