Jim McLaughlin — Assistant Vice President, Community Development & Partnerships, IC3 Movement
Jim McLaughlin is Assistant Vice President, Community Development & Partnerships of the IC3 Movement. He is an educator and lifelong learner at heart and has dedicated his career to college counseling and student success. He traveled to more than 30 countries during his 15+ years in international admissions and student services at Chestnut Hill College and Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection.” Prior to joining the IC3 team full-time in September 2019, Jim most recently directed the Office of International Students and Scholars Services at Drexel University where he led a team of eight professionals serving 5,000+ students and scholars. He has been involved with the IC3 Movement since 2016, first as a volunteer, and has held several IC3 leadership positions, including Chair of both the Outreach Committee (2016-17) and the University Committee (2017-18). Jim currently resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his family.
Aashka Vadalia — Manager - Operations
As Manager - Operations at IC3, Aashka plays a key role in managing committee relations and registrations, as well as coordinating with the sponsors and partners, managing data and providing customer service support for the IC3 Conference. Previously, Aashka worked at a high school as a career counselor for almost seven years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and a Master's diploma in Guidance and Counseling from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She loves to travel, indulge in gastronomic adventures and aspires to someday work in the field of animal welfare.
Garima Dawer — Assistant Director
Garima manages content, PR, committee coordination, and various marketing and communications projects for IC3. Garima has been working in the field of communications and content for close to eight years, four of which have been associated with the education sector. Being associated with a cause larger than just profit-making is very important to her so throughout her professional journey, she has tried to work with organizations that serve humanity in some way. She has worked in the fields of education, mental health, urban poverty, and briefly with refugees and insurance. She is quite the nerd and loves to learn, which has led her to study diverse fields like Literature, Journalism, Human Rights and Conflict & Peace Studies, and she’s on the lookout for the next one!
Ishan Choudhary — Assistant Director, Communications
Ishan Choudhary comes in with close to 17 years of experience as a journalist and communications professional. He has worked as a broadcast journalist for over a decade with experience in hard news, covering events like the Mumbai train bombings of 2006, the Mumbai terror attack of 2008, and coverage from over 5 states in India. He has been associated with brands like Times Now, CNN-IBN, News X, Tv9 & Sahara Media. As a communications professional he has helped ideate, plan & execute several outreach and information campaigns for Greenpeace India, Justice & Care, and Salaam Bombay Foundation. Before joining the IC3 movement, Ishan handled communications and media relations for projects being run by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. He is an amateur photographer and has also co-authored a photo-poem book called 'Khyaal Kisse Kahaniyaan".
Karan Samvedi — Manager - Communication, IC3 Institute
Karan comes from a family of educationists and teachers and has always supported the idea that everybody should have access to good education. He holds a Master's degree in International Marketing Management from the University of East London and has a rich experience of over 9 years in the field of Marketing Communications in India and abroad. He last worked with Dr. Batra's where he led and implemented several key initiatives that were crucial in generating additional revenue for the business.
Kenneth Abraham — Assistant Manager, Events
Kenneth works as the Assistant Manager, Events, IC3 Movement, playing a key role in planning and execution. Previously, he has worked with event companies and co-working spaces in Mumbai as an event manager and has experience in organizing weddings, real estate exhibitions, branch launches, seminars, workshops, stand-up comedy shows, book launches etc. A Philosophy major from Wilson College, Mumbai. Kenneth enjoys going on treks and road trips. He cherishes the moments he spends with his loved ones, especially his dog Cinnamon.
Pankaj Devarai — Jr. Graphic Designer
Pankaj is the Junior Designer at IC3. He has experienced a lot of places in India since childhood. He was born in Hyderabad, lives in Mumbai and his hometown is in Karnataka. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media from Mumbai University. He has worked with SHM & Adgully as a designer and has multiple internship experiences under his belt while pursuing his education. Outside of work, he enjoys activities like cycling, walking his dogs, and gaming. Technology is another area that he passionately follows.
Priyanka Mishra — Manager - Partnerships
Priyanka Mishra, based out of Mumbai, has had an enriching journey of 11+ years into higher education and has worked at different facets of the industry. She has worked for various overseas Higher Education Institutions and developed and implemented school/student outreach strategies for them in India and SA region. In her last role as Regional Manager – School Outreach for St. George’s University, Priyanka was involved with actively creating the School Outreach plan for the university from scratch and led all engagement activities. She is a counselor at heart and believes quality education can change lives completely. Human psychology has always intrigued her and she has also earned a Basic and Advanced Lab for Human Process conducted by ISABS. In her free time, she loves to cook and solve logical reasoning problems with her son and is trying to re-engage herself in her long-left hobby in pottery.
Sandeep Donugari — Graphic Designer
As IC3’s Graphic Designer, Sandeep contributes graphic design across the spectrum of IC3 projects including print, collateral, social media, as well as animation/video. He also helps to manage the IC3 websites. Sandeep studied Computer Science from Jai Hind College, Mumbai, and taught himself design and motion graphics. He has worked for Wall-E Events, OMCPL and recently Wizcraft. He eats, breathes and lives design, and also speaks four languages (English, Hindi, Marathi and Telugu).
Yogeshwar Newalkar — Manager- Events - IC3 Movement
Yogeshwar Newalkar joins IC3 Movement with 10+ years of experience, of which the last nine years have been in the Media & Entertainment industry. His previous experiences include travel/visa, education counseling & event agencies as well. Born and brought up in Thane, he holds PGDM (Marketing) from MIT School of Business (Pune), a PGDM (Events & PR) from EMDI (Mumbai), and a Bachelor's in Management Studies from Mumbai University. He likes to cook, read (mainly mythology & history), and spend weekends visiting various jungles across the country for tiger safaris.