About Rahul & Di

View Rahul Choudaha, PhD's profile on LinkedIn       Dr. Rahul Choudaha

Global higher education research consulting training keynote speaker international student expert
Dr. Rahul Choudaha is Executive Vice President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence at StudyPortals. Operating from San Francisco Bay Area, he is responsible for establishing and strengthening strategic partnerships with professional associations, institutions, government bodies and related stakeholders on the foundations of research and intelligence.

Dr. Rahul Choudaha is a co-founder of DrEducation. As a social entrepreneur, he co-founded, interEDGE.org, a resource provider advocating for inclusion and success of international students.

Previously, Choudaha worked for over seven years at World Education Services (WES) in New York City. As Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Director of Strategic Development, he raised organization profile, built research capabilities, deepened institutional relationships and launched innovative services.

Choudaha is known for his expertise in connecting data and global trends to inform growth and innovation strategies. He regularly researches, speaks, blogs, and consults on international student mobility, enrollment strategies, and student success. He is a contributor to Asia TimesForbesHuffington Post and University World News. Choudaha frequently delivers invited keynote talks and session. He has chaired or presented over 100 sessions at professional conferences and has been quoted in global media including the BBC, Time, NPR and The Wall Street Journal. Choudaha ideated, convened and moderated a global webinar series with University World News which received over 4,000 registrations across four webinars.

Choudaha has taught graduate courses on International Higher Education at New York University and Baruch College. Choudaha received the Tony Adams Award for Excellence from the European Association of International Education in recognition of his research on international student segments. He served as the guest editor of the special issue on International Student Success for The Journal of International Students. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Studies in International Education. Choudaha was the principal investigator of the NAFSA’s national research report on improving international student experiences. He is the lead researcher of the upcoming NAFSA commissioned research on The Landscape of Pathway Providers in the U.S. He is a member of the Board of Directors of InterExchange, a nonprofit organization promoting cross-cultural awareness through exchange programs.

Choudaha holds a doctorate in higher education from the University of Denver. He earned a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from India.

View Rahul Choudaha, PhD's profile on LinkedIn              Di Hu

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Di Hu is co-founder of DrEducation, LLC, a U.S.-based global higher education research and consulting firm. As a social entrepreneur, she co-founded, interEDGE.org, a training solutions provider specializing in inclusion and success of international students. Di Hu brings over a decade of experience and expertise in institutional relations, international program management, and intercultural training.

Previously, Di directed international operations and institutional relations at Global Volunteers, a non-profit with over three decades of experience offering volunteer programs in over 30 countries. In this role, she led a global team to manage international service programs in nine countries and supported the training and management of over 500 individual volunteers annually.

Prior to Global Volunteers, she worked at the National Committee on US-China Relations, a New York-based non-profit with 50 years of experience in promoting US-China relations. Di was responsible for program design and delivery of a range of international education exchange programs including Fulbright.

Di is a contributor to Asia Times and Forbes. She frequently presents at conferences, delivers training sessions and writes on international students from a lens of cross-cultural competence. Di is a trained Co-Active(c) coach from the Coach Training Institute. 

Di holds a bachelor’s degree in English education and a master's in psycholinguistics from Xi'an International Studies University, China, and a master’s in International Development from American University, Washington, DC.