Who we are

Lela Iosava is an international educator and a co-founder of MyGradCoach. She has served to the field of education for over 15 years in the capacity of a teacher, researcher, and a consultant. Lela is an alumna of prestigious Edmund Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (2007-2009) and Freedom Support Act Undergraduate Program (2002-2003) both funded by US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Swedish Institute’s Graduate Fellowship Program (2017-2018), Viadrina International Program for Graduates ( 2017) funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Eramsus Mundus Scholarship Program ( 2014-2016) . She is also an author of several peer-reviewed publications in the field of international education. Lela has taught and worked at the universities in Kuwait and Georgia and has conducted an academic research in Germany, Sweden and Spain.

Dr. Nino Dzotsenidze is a co-founder of My Grad Coach. Prior to founding an educational consultancy, she had twenty-year long experience in the education field. Nino has worked in formal and non-formal education areas in Georgia, Kuwait and the United States. Through her career she has worked in local and international non-profit organizations, governmental departments and public and private higher education institutions. Nino earned her M.Ed. in International Education Policy and Management from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in Comparative and International Education from Lehigh University. In 2008, Nino became an Edmund. S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program winner and in 2016 she got another fellowship administered by the International Education Center funded by the Georgian Government. Dr. Dzotsenidze is a published author of a dozen academic papers in prominent education journals.