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Kriti Gopal

Global Strategies Officer

Contact: kriti.gopal@austin.utexas.edu

Kriti is the Global Strategies Officer for the regions of Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Kriti is a doctoral candidate in the higher education and student affairs program at Indiana University Bloomington where she also worked as a research associate with the National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE). Before that, Kriti served as a program advisor at the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education at Dartmouth College. Kriti holds master’s degrees in higher education and mass communication and a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication from the University of Central Missouri.

Her passion and interest in higher education stems from her intentional connections in campus involvement and professional organizations. Kriti’s research interests include understanding international student identities and experiences through persistence and retention, adjustment issues, and policy reforms. She is multilingual and can fluently speak three South Asian languages – Tamil, Hindi, and Marathi.

Outside work, Kriti enjoys creating art, cooking, and exploring museums, national parks, and local coffee shops.