Success beyond boundaries

At Interstride, our mission is to close the opportunity gap for international students. We empower students – and their institutions to help – build a career and life they love wherever in the world.

Meet the Interstride Team

Nitin Agrawal

Co-Founder & CEO

Gunther Cronenberg

Chief Technology Officer

Sergiu Badan

IT Architect

Haseeb Khan

Product Lead

Judy Chen

Partnerships Manager

Tania Rayes

Branding & Design Lead

Visa Mohan

Project Manager

Shay Ho

Marketing Manager

Kendall Perez

University Relations Manager

University Partners
4 years
in Operation
Active Users
Institution Retention Rate

Our Board of Advisors

Stella Mantechou


Julian Huenerfauth

Rochester Institute of Technology

Ravi Shankar

University of Rochester

Brandon Wong


Laleh Rongere

Stanford University

Gregory Victory

Duke University

Aaron Blumberg


How it all started

Interstride was inspired through first-hand experience.

Initial idea conceived to solve challenges for international students over a group dinner with friends.
Nitin and Christian decide to offer workshops to international students at Berkeley and Stanford to share their experiences and challenges.
Texting hotline introduced for San Francisco Bay area international students to ask questions, share concerns, and seek advice from Nitin and Christian.
iOS and Android application introduced after consultation with several career services departments at Universities and colleges in SF Bay area.
Interstride partners with 20 universities. Cloud-based web application portal introduced after the success of mobile applications.
Interstride partners with over 50 universities. Over 20K international students are now on the platform.
Interstride partners with over 50 universities. Over 20K international students are now on the platform.
A completely rebranded portal with a host of new features and functionalities for international students and underrepresented student population to be launched in Fall 2020.
Initial idea conceived.
Oct 2016
Interstride workshops introduced
Jan 2017
Texting hotline introduced
Mar 2017
Mobile apps launched
July 2017
Early partnerships
Sep 2018
Milestone for Interstride
Mar 2019
New features introduced
Interstride 2.0 Launch announced

Interstride was inspired through first-hand experience.

It all started when Co-Founders, Christian Eder and Nitin Agrawal moved to the United States to pursue their higher education.

Throughout the course of their graduate program at UC Berkeley, they formed a close friendship and discovered they had similar experiences transitioning to the US.

From career to immigration, like most international students, both of them had to overcome many obstacles in their student journey.

A determination to alleviate some of these difficulties and hurdles for other international students led to the idea of Interstride over a dinner with Berkeley friends in 2017.