Hi, I’m Priya – I sometimes go by my middle name, Sasha or if you’d rather be formal, then, Ms. Nayar. I was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and have lived in many countries over the past years. I studied internationally in Germany, France, Norway and the UK to name a few but have called New York home since 2001. I have a Bachelors degree from Adelphi University’s Honors College in Communications (Moving Image Arts) and Philosophy and a Masters from the New School in Media Studies / Media Education. My research focuses on skills based learning methods and the role of technology in the evolution of pedagogy.
I have been working in German-American higher education since 2010. I joined Hochschule Fresenius in January 2016 as the manager of North American operations and business development. I serve as the Director of our study center in Midtown Manhattan where we host our German students every year. This includes the Integrated Semester Abroad program as well as other short term undergraduate and graduate programs.
Before 2010, I worked in communications and advocacy for global not for profits including United Nations’ Childrens Fund and World Health Organization funded agencies. I have worked in various roles / capacities and am happy to share my experience and connections with Hochschule Fresenius students today.
Check out the map above of some of Priya’s curated New York *work in progress I live between Harlem and Upper West Side (South Harlem) with my partner, Avi, and our dog, Rusty, so a lot of my regular areas are uptown.
Click here for a map of nicer restaurants that Priya recommends for special occassions.