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    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.

    Email: jim.mclaughlin@ic3conference.com

    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.

    Ainie Rizvi — Associate - Communications, IC3 Movement

    A proactive media practitioner who manages content and communications projects for IC3. With an experience of 3.5 years, Ainie has worked with a diverse group of institutions working for social, developmental, environmental and women empowerment causes. She specializes in crafting content and creative solutions to advocate the philosophy of IC3 movement. Her goal is to impact the lives of others in a positive manner and work for humanitarian causes. Outside work, she is passionate about visual culture and creative videography, and has created a documentary – ‘The dying art of Pashmina.’

    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!

    Email: garima.dawer@ic3conference.com

    Joshua Blount — Communications Associate

    Joshua provides content writing, strategy and implementation, and creative marketing services as the Communications Associate at IC3. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Communication with a minor in Communication Studies from Texas Tech University. After earning his degree, he worked in marketing for online education for five years. In his spare time, he enjoys watching basketball and listening to classical music and classical renditions.

    Kavita Parab — Communications Manager

    Kavita manages content, PR, and various marketing communication projects for IC3. Kavita has been working in the field of content and communication for over 14 years, two of which have been with the education sector. She has covered industries like real estate, manufacturing, power, oil, and gas, audio-visual, gems and jewelry, etc. Prior to joining IC3 Movement, she handled content and communications for the VIBGYOR Group of Schools. In her spare time, she loves reading, doodling, and listening to music.

    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).

    Email: sandeep.donugari@ic3conference.com

    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.

    Jim McLaughlin

    Jim McLaughlin is Assistant Vice President, Community Development & Partners

    Aashka Vadalia

    As Manager - Operations at IC3, Aashka plays a key role in managing committee re

    Ainie Rizvi

    A proactive media practitioner who manages content and communications projects f

    Garima Dawer

    Garima manages content, PR, committee coordination, and various marketing and co

    Joshua Blount

    Joshua provides content writing, strategy and implementation, and creative marke

    Kavita Parab

    Kavita manages content, PR, and various marketing communication projects for IC3

    Kenneth Abraham

    Kenneth works as the Assistant Manager, Events, IC3 Movement, playing a key role

    Pankaj Devarai

    Pankaj is the Junior Designer at IC3. He has experienced a lot of places in Indi

    Priyanka Mishra

    Priyanka Mishra, based out of Mumbai, has had an enriching journey of 11+ years

    Sandeep Donugari

    As IC3’s Graphic Designer, Sandeep contributes graphic design across the spect

    Yogeshwar Newalkar

    Yogeshwar Newalkar joins IC3 Movement with 10+ years of experience, of which the