Priya S. Nayar, born in Mumbai, has studied internationally in India, France, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom, however, she has called New York home since 2001.

Priya earned a Masters in Media Studies from the New School for Public Engagement, with a special interest in Media Education Research, and a Bachelors degree from Adelphi University’s Honors College in Communications (Moving Image Arts) and Philosophy (Comparitive Religion). Her recent research focuses on skills based learning methods and the role of technology in the evolution of pedagogy.

She joined Hochschule Fresenius in January 2016 as the representative for North America and international business development. Priya has been working in German-American higher education since 2010. Before that she worked in communications and advocacy for global not for profits including United Nations’ Childrens Fund and World Health Organization funded agencies. Priya shares her passion for international education with her students and is looking forward to making New York an experience of a lifetime for them!

Priya opened Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences study center in Midtown Manhattan in 2016 under Prof. Dr. Marcus Pradel, Managing Director. Since October 2017, Prof. Dr. Oec. Stefan Wiedmann serves as the Managing Director.