The Story Behind Destiny Benders

We all know each other…well kind of. We meet at conferences, recruitment trips, forums, webinars. But do we really know each other? Do we know how we got to where we are? What motivated us to start a career in international education? What keeps us motivated? Why we do what we do?

We started wondering these things as well. So we decided to start a podcast to meet these inspiring international educators and get to know them. Join us as we share their stories with the world.


Meet Your Hosts

As an international education professional, Jessica has worked in the field for more than 20 years in a variety of roles and locations, but always with the objective of helping students, scholars and peers achieve their international education dreams. She currently works at The PIE: Professionals in International Education in events and executive search.  
As a TCK, Jessica spent many years moving around trying to find “home” and has finally settled in the south of England with her husband and two boys (Maximus & Felix). In her down time, she likes to explore historic homes, investigate dusty antique shops, and can’t wait for Sundays to watch the Formula 1 race!

Jessica Glauser-Guiver

Born and raised in Bengaluru, Girish moved to the U.S. in 1992 to pursue higher education. As Founder & CEO at Gen Next Education, Inc., Girish is responsible for envisioning the company’s strategic direction and spends most of his time nurturing relationships across the globe to further Gen Next’s mission of bridging Global Education.

He’s a rabid Kansas Jayhawks fan, an avid reader, and a National Geographic junkie. A wanderlust at heart, when he’s not goofing around with his three daughters, Maya, Mala, and Shivaa at home, you can find him eagerly awaiting the next boarding call.

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