Our Team

ICAway CEO & Advisory Board

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Kwan Segal, SPHR, EMBA

CEO & Founder

Kwan Segal is an experienced Human Capital Consultant with 15+ years in the corporate world (BMW, Accenture, and Deloitte).

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ICAway Advisory Board

Paul Prabhaker, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Vice President Emeritus, Northern Illinois University

Paul has been in academia in the U.S. for over 25 years. He has been involved in the administrative side of accredited business schools for a decade as Dean and Associate Dean. He has led two universities to successful AACSB accreditation and is very familiar with their current standards.

This is a land built by immigrants. A nation driven by those who set their sights higher than possible in their home countries. International students of today will be the innovative leaders of tomorrow – for this nation and the world. The United States offers a unique environment for innovative and ambitious leaders to grow and flourish. International students will achieve their true potential in this environment. Equally important, international students will be the drivers of future innovation and will be the ones to keep the USA as the top nation economically and socially.

Never forget your roots. The work ethic and values that brought you here will be the forces that take you to an amazing future.  Continue to dream and set your sights higher; continue to outwork your peers; hold onto your original family values.  If you do these three things, you will achieve your dreams.

Mike Elliott

Michael Elliott, Ph.D.

Director of International Student and Scholar Services, University of Albany

Michael brings over 25 years of experience in the field of international education. His areas of interest and research include international student and scholar success, leadership development, and strengths-based education.

As I have worked in the international education field for almost 30 years, I believe international students diversify considerably the US culture, classroom, scholarship, communities and of course offices/boardrooms of many companies and organizations across the country.  And as we know, diversity promotes strength, creativity, competition, and cooperation in all educational and professional endeavors.

It takes many more NOs to get to a YES. Structure your routine to stay motivated and positive as you build out your important network of supporters while building up your skill and knowledge base. Talk to as many people as possible about your vision and goals in life, as those people may know others with whom you should also connect. And your connections and supporters give to you, make sure to give something back, which can be as simple as a special note of gratitude.

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Kevin J. Hardy

Executive Director, Office of Career Management, The Ohio State Univesity (OSU) Fisher College of Business

With nearly 20 years of experience in career services, Kevin has strong interests in international students and international experiences.

International students have great talents and skills that are very much needed in the growing US economy. 

Be active. Learn. Network. Apply. Become an expert at what you do. Don’t give up!


Terah L. Henderson Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Mental Health Professor

Terah is a Board-Certified Counselor and received her terminal degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mercer University, with a concentration on multicultural education and congregational care. She is also a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia.

International students residing in the US are undoubtedly courageous, hard-working, and highly skilled.

For international students, to receive a return on their academic, mental, emotional, and financial investments, it is important that they seek guidance along the journey to landing and securing jobs in the US. ICAway exists as that bridge.


Robina Singh

National Director, Ascend Leadership

Robina holds a master’s degree in international affairs and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology. She has over 15 years of broad ranging experiences in small business, intergovernmental organization, and nonprofit, mission-based association. 

The U.S. continues to be the land of dreams for so many people from across the world. International students are no different. They possess strong academic credentials, deep commitment to education, penchant for hard work and success – all the qualities that make them not only valuable but invaluable to the U.S. 

Ask yourself what is your unique value proposition and why a company should hire you. If you can answer this question, the hard part is done. If you cannot answer the question, pause and reflect on your value as a job candidate.


Svetlana Filiatreau, Ph.D.

Senior Director Business Development
The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab at Radford University

Dr. Filiatreau is an expert in international education, cross-border academic partnerships and academic innovation.

International students are critical to the United States success as a nation. Not only do universities and business communities  direct beneficiaries of their contribution to the intellectual and innovation capacity and culturally rich fabric of this country. As the US approaches a demographic change (and decline in the US-born college bound population), national and regional workforce development strategy will need to include strategy for attracting and successfully integrating international students in the US universities and workplaces. 

Be patient, be strategic from day one and build meaningful relationships with local communities, especially through volunteering (do not underestimate its value in building your brand and in building your professional and community networks)

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Tom Strodtbeck

Startup and Enterprise Consultant,
Liverpool John Moores University
and Co-Founder of Global Growth Hub

Tom is a mentor and advisor to startups, a pitch coach, and twice a company founder. He works to improve the commercial performance of startup and growth programmes.

50% of successful American startups have at least one foreign-born founder. It is SO important to have that connection with the rest of the world and a big part of that are students. They are critical to the success of the American economy and always have been.

Patience, take advantage of your network and learn from those who went before you.

Advisory Board Member ICAWAY Bartholomew Jae

Bartholomew Jae

Director, Education and Development
National Fire Protection Association

Bartholomew has 25 years of experience developing leaders, professionals, and organizations. He worked at Accenture, PwC, Acadient, and Scudder Kemper Investments. Currently, Bartholomew heads up the professional development line of business for the NFPA and volunteers as a Board member for Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and Ascend New England.

International students enrich campuses across America with diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences. They will go on to enrich the global workforce and improve its performance by drawing upon their multi-cultural educational experiences.

Embrace your multi-cultural identities and bring all of you to the table.

Want to become a part of our team?

Every quarter, we provide internship opportunities for Social Media, Graphic Design, Content Creation, CRM, Data Analytics, and UX research roles, please submit your resume to ICAwayTeam@outlook.com.

With the unfortunate circumstances that COVID-19 brought, Kwan’s leadership made it very easy to work remotely with others from vastly different time zones. I think my biggest take away from this internship was teamwork, organization and time management–all necessary skills for my career development.

– Hira Sadiq

Graphic Design Intern (Sept -Dec 2020)

Lake Forest College 

Working in ICAway has been such a fulfilling experience for me. I have learnt so much about the industry as well as my own potential. Having a boss like Kwan who trusted in me and allowed me to broaden my creative horizon has been an experience that I will forever be grateful for. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this team and hope to always be a part of the ICAway team!

– Dipashna Acharya

Social Media Intern (Sept -Dec 2020)

Lake Forest College

Working at ICAway has been one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling endeavors I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Kwan is a boss who encourages you to make mistakes and grow from them! Her collaboration and kindness motivate me every day to try new things and to create with passion. I have found an aspect of myself that I had no idea I had so much passion for. There is so much care and passion for what everyone does and that truly makes every day working here special.  I could not recommend ICAway enough!

– Elizabeth Ossmann,

Content Intern (Feb – May 2021)

Lake Forest College