Meet our team

The Edstutia team has grown and matured as Edstutia has evolved. What sets this group apart is the steadfast commitment to the business and a truly supportive, collaborative demeanor across the board. It is a true dream team combining exceptional leaders with decades of experience in corporate learning, coaching, teaching, curriculum development, and client services with a breadth of creatives (writing, video production, content creation, social media and more).

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    Christine Janssen, PhD

    Founder & CEO


    Dr. Christine Janssen, the visionary behind Edstutia, is a passionate creator, builder, and disruptor focused on the future of education. With a strong background, experience, and relentless energy, she is the ideal person to disrupt higher education and corporate training. After years as a student and professor, she recognized the gaps in current systems and designed Edstutia, a contemporary learning platform addressing the skills gap. Dr. Janssen holds degrees in Marketing, Global MBA, and a PhD in Business Education, with research interests in the future of education, virtual reality, and the metaverse.

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    Yogini Joglekar, PhD

    Chief Operations Officer


    Dr. Yogini Joglekar, with decades of teaching and corporate consulting experience, discovered her passion for virtual reality teaching in January 2021. With Edstutia, she aims to integrate experiential, inclusive, skills-based learning into a unique VR program for individuals and enterprises. As a Founding Member of Divershefy, Yogini has contributed to edtech startups and professional organizations. She enjoys writing across various genres and audiences, sharing her insights on Twitter @worldcinemasal1.

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    Renu Ramakrishnan

    Head of Partnerships & Engagement


    Renu Ramakrishnan’s multifaceted career of over two decades and across borders has taken her from marketing well known consumer brands to teaching university courses and facilitating corporate training sessions in the areas of Communication, Leadership and Intercultural Management. She deeply values learning by doing, collaboration, and nurturing relationships, and brings her rich international experience to Edstutia where she works with corporate clients and learners in their unique and enriching learning journeys using Virtual Reality. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Renu is a passionate cook and travel enthusiast, never missing an opportunity to try new recipes for anyone willing to join her around the table.

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    Jose Gonzalez

    Head of Marketing


    Jose brings over 20 years of work experience in various roles with companies big and small. He is a copywriter and marketer who looks to create real connections with all content he writes. At Edstutia, he strives to deliver the message of the benefits of using virtual reality for learning & development. He joined Edstutia in 2021 and has helped to shape Edstutia’s voice and message through website and social media content. He is also part of the team shaping the new Edstutia website experience in 2023. His passion for writing, marketing, and learning make him a vital member of the Edstutia team. When he’s not writing, he’s enjoying music, hiking, or watching movies with his family in Los Angeles, California.

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    Divya Susan Varkey

    Head of Corporate Relations


    Divya Susan Varkey is a trainer, coach, and lecturer in Cross-Cultural Communication and Management. She has received wide acclaim for designing and delivering highly effective programs for companies like Boeing, Bayer, Nike, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Mercedes Benz, Tata Steel, Swissnex, and the like for their multicultural teams and C-suite executives. As Head of Corporate Relations, Europe, Divya works with corporates to co-create Learning and Development strategies using Virtual Reality and the Edstutia platform. She lives in The Hague with her half-Spanish, half-Indian family and their in-house zoo of dog, cat, guinea pigs, chicken and a fish. When she is not working in front of a screen, she is busy getting her hands dirty in the family olive fields in Spain.

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    Xavier LeBlanc

    Media Specialist


    Xavier LeBlanc has worked extensively within the media and entertainment industry for more than 10 years. He has directed music videos for Grammy nominated artists such as Skip Marley, and the Bob Marley estate. And as a broadcast television professional, he has produced broadcast news and entertainment programming on several networks. With Edstutia, Xavier incorporates his passion and love of creating content to help visually communicate Edstutia’s mission and ideas. When he is not busy creating, he enjoys pursuing his lifelong journey of fitness and nutrition.

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    Michele Oberly

    Learning Experiences Specialist


    Michele started out in L&D in the financial securities industry, and has continued to design and implement learning experiences in professional and education spaces with an emphasis on measuring learning outcomes. In her Business Development role at Edstutia, Michele helps clients understand the potential of virtual reality for a variety of use cases: immersive soft-skills training, executive coaching, onboarding, and teambuilding.

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    Madisyn Villamil

    Content Coordinator


    Madisyn is a content writer and social media enthusiast from St. Louis, MO. She brings her passion for learning and marketing to Edstutia by creating content for Edstutia’s blog and social media channels. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect caption, Madisyn enjoys baking, visiting family in Colombia, and spoiling her three cats.

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    Morgan Cartularo

    CRM Administrator & Hubspot Specialist


    Morgan is a recent graduate from the University of Miami and a marketing enthusiast. At Edstutia she focuses on email marketing and analytics. She is passionate about promoting the value of virtual reality in the workplace and educating people on Edstutia’s values. When she’s not working on HubSpot, she enjoys going to OrangeTheory, concerts and reading.