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Meet the Research Advisory Board

A veritable who’s who of education industry leaders guide Intead’s student recruitment and enrollment research, leveraging their expertise to drive the industry forward. As Intead has more than its share of globally-focused data nerds on staff, this is a fantastic group for us to turn to for a fresh look at domestic and global student trends and a whole lot of laughter over all our travel stories. The inaugural group forming Intead’s new Research Advisory Board consists of seven powerful industry leaders:

Jessica Sandberg
Dean of Enrollment at Duke Kunshan University

Jessica recently joined Duke following her role at Temple University as Director of International Admissions. She is best known for her leadership of the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign to promote US Higher Education to prospective international students. Jessica is an American based in China.

Hillary Dostal
Director Global Marketing, Recruitment, and Enrollment Initiatives at Northeastern University
Hillary enjoys working with faculty, colleagues and partners on developing new paths to reach enrollment goals or academic achievements and is never bound by “how we’ve done it before.” She is inspired by re-imagining how to create larger impact and more meaningful academic experiences. Hillary is an American with a very tattered and much stamped passport.
Kirsten Feddersen
Senior Director of Global Operations at Northeastern University
Having worked directly with students as well as on the strategic, political, and marketing-focused side of international student mobility, Kirsten brings a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of higher education in an international context. Kirsten is based in Boston and hails from Denmark.
Lakshmi Iyer
Executive Director & Head of Education at Sannam S4

Lakshmi's understanding of the international higher education and vocational training sectors proves invaluable to institutions seeking to establish and develop a more active international presence, whether for recruitment, research, partnerships, executive education or alumni development. Lakshmi is based in India.

Santhana Naidu
Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Santhana is a marketing technologist who is passionate about higher education marketing, web and mobile tools. He is often visiting family in India and now traveling to other key recruiting markets in Asia to connect with students, university partners and education consultants. Known for his ability to think strategy and execute on tactics, Santhana is a well-rounded and grounded global marketing executive based in Indiana.
Daniela Locreille
Higher Education Consultant, Career Coach and Small Business and Culture Consultant
As a multilingual international education professional, Daniela helps develop partnerships with K-12 schools, universities, agents, associations and education companies worldwide. She has a valuable depth of knowledge of the global market place and the many pathways students follow as they make their study choices. Daniela is based in Ohio and hails from Argentina.
Michael Waxman-Lenz
Chief Executive Officer at American Technion Society

Michael Co-Founded Intead with Ben back in the day. He is an experienced CEO and General Manager with strong finance skills and highly developed strategic, management, and analytical skills focused on driving growth, improving performance and managing risk. Michael hails from Germany now based in New York City. His frequent flyer accounts are enviable.