Working Together to Change Lives

Stroll through any of our offices across the globe and we challenge you to find a member of our staff who has not been personally impacted by cultural exchange. Whether they have lived abroad or participated in one of our own programs, our staff knows the value of cross-cultural exchange and are excited to share it with others. We work tirelessly to change lives, build bridges of understanding, and share the world through person-to-person citizen diplomacy. Meet some of our staff below.

Our Leadership Team

Marcie Schneider

President
Intrax
San Francisco, CA

Marcie Schneider joined Intrax in 2014 as President, reporting directly to the Founders. She is responsible for leading the strategic programming and day to day operations of all of Intrax’s esteemed programs - Ayusa, AuPairCare, WorkTravel, and Global Internships.

Marcie is a passionate senior executive with over 25 years of global experience in the international education, new business development and cultural exchange industries. Marcie has studied, worked, and lived overseas multiple times, has visited over 82 countries, and understands first-hand the importance of cross cultural exchange and its impact on communities globally. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, exercising, spending time with her family, meeting new people, trying new foods, and traveling. 

Marcie Schneider

President,
Intrax, San Francisco, CA

Marcie Schneider joined Intrax in 2014 as President, reporting directly to the Founders. She is responsible for leading the strategic programming and day to day operations of all of Intrax’s esteemed programs - Ayusa, AuPairCare, WorkTravel, and Global Internships.

Marcie is a passionate senior executive with over 25 years of global experience in the international education, new business development and cultural exchange industries. Marcie has studied, worked, and lived overseas multiple times, has visited over 82 countries, and understands first-hand the importance of cross cultural exchange and its impact on communities globally. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, exercising, spending time with her family, meeting new people, trying new foods, and traveling. 

Lola Jung

Senior VP/Corporate Controller
Intrax
San Francisco, CA

Lola has been with Intrax for almost 15 years, managing the Accounting department, Finance and Office Facilities.  When she was in college, she went on a summer study abroad program to Taiwan which enabled her to personally connect with Intrax’s mission.  She has over 25 years of Accounting and Finance experience and received her Bachelor degree at San Francisco State.

Lola Jung

Senior VP/Corporate Controller,
Intrax, San Francisco, CA

Lola has been with Intrax for almost 15 years, managing the Accounting department, Finance and Office Facilities.  When she was in college, she went on a summer study abroad program to Taiwan which enabled her to personally connect with Intrax’s mission.  She has over 25 years of Accounting and Finance experience and received her Bachelor degree at San Francisco State.

Sarah McNamara

Senior VP
AuPairCare
San Francisco, CA

Sarah joined Intrax in 2006 as the Director of Marketing and now runs AuPairCare, one of the largest international au pair childcare agencies. Her background is in lifestyle marketing, spanning online and offline strategic marketing initiatives for companies including Macys.com, Hewlett-Packard, Realtor.com and CareGuide. At AuPairCare, she utilized technology to overhaul the online matching process and led the conversion of a legacy system to Salesforce. The new enterprise platform markedly improved participant experience, program operations and financial management. Having studied a year abroad in Germany, Sarah knows the benefits of cultural exchange and is a host mom herself. Sarah and her husband have welcomed many au pairs into their family and are proof that AuPairCare is a great childcare solution for busy, working parents.

Sarah McNamara

Senior VP,
AuPairCare, San Francisco, CA

Sarah joined Intrax in 2006 as the Director of Marketing and now runs AuPairCare, one of the largest international au pair childcare agencies. Her background is in lifestyle marketing, spanning online and offline strategic marketing initiatives for companies including Macys.com, Hewlett-Packard, Realtor.com and CareGuide. At AuPairCare, she utilized technology to overhaul the online matching process and led the conversion of a legacy system to Salesforce. The new enterprise platform markedly improved participant experience, program operations and financial management. Having studied a year abroad in Germany, Sarah knows the benefits of cultural exchange and is a host mom herself. Sarah and her husband have welcomed many au pairs into their family and are proof that AuPairCare is a great childcare solution for busy, working parents.

Makiko Boyden

Vice President, Asia
Intrax
Japan

Makiko Boyden joined Intrax Headquarter, San Francisco, CA in 2003. Innovative professional with 26 years of progressive experience in the education and training industry. With an abundance of international experience, she has a strong understanding of various markets throughout Asia. Currently, she oversees Japan and Korea offices and ensure highly productive relationships and partnerships for the benefit of the organization. She is a Board of Director for Ayusa high school exchange program. She received Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Nihon university.

Makiko Boyden

Vice President, Asia,
Intrax, Japan

Makiko Boyden joined Intrax Headquarter, San Francisco, CA in 2003. Innovative professional with 26 years of progressive experience in the education and training industry. With an abundance of international experience, she has a strong understanding of various markets throughout Asia. Currently, she oversees Japan and Korea offices and ensure highly productive relationships and partnerships for the benefit of the organization. She is a Board of Director for Ayusa high school exchange program. She received Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Nihon university.

Hitesh Adesara

VP Engineering and Operations
Intrax
San Francisco, CA

Hitesh Adesara is the Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Intrax, Inc. Adesara provides leadership for the continued development of a reliable, secure, scalable and innovative information technology environment to maintain and grow Intrax’s technology capabilities. His primary responsibilities include engineering, technology operations, IT strategy, IT governance, technology resource allocation, product management, and IT organization. Intrax IT provides services to all business units, international offices and global stakeholders.  

Adesara has had over 20 years of experience in technology and leadership roles. His domain knowledge includes technology, finance/insurance, technical consulting, utility and education industries. Prior to Intrax, he held senior project/program management positions within PMO at PG&E. In addition, he held various technology management positions in technical consulting, software development, and finance/insurance industries. Adesara is a trained Lean Six Sigma professional and applies his technical expertise and business acumen to improve business results using effective use of technology.

Adesara holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India), ‘Business Analyst Certification’ (from UC Irvine, CA) and ‘Advanced Program Management Certification’ (from Stanford University, CA).

Adesara regularly volunteers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) related school activities in his local community. He is an avid reader. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and photography.

Hitesh Adesara

VP Engineering and Operations,
Intrax, San Francisco, CA

Hitesh Adesara is the Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Intrax, Inc. Adesara provides leadership for the continued development of a reliable, secure, scalable and innovative information technology environment to maintain and grow Intrax’s technology capabilities. His primary responsibilities include engineering, technology operations, IT strategy, IT governance, technology resource allocation, product management, and IT organization. Intrax IT provides services to all business units, international offices and global stakeholders.  

Adesara has had over 20 years of experience in technology and leadership roles. His domain knowledge includes technology, finance/insurance, technical consulting, utility and education industries. Prior to Intrax, he held senior project/program management positions within PMO at PG&E. In addition, he held various technology management positions in technical consulting, software development, and finance/insurance industries. Adesara is a trained Lean Six Sigma professional and applies his technical expertise and business acumen to improve business results using effective use of technology.

Adesara holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India), ‘Business Analyst Certification’ (from UC Irvine, CA) and ‘Advanced Program Management Certification’ (from Stanford University, CA).

Adesara regularly volunteers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) related school activities in his local community. He is an avid reader. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and photography.

Kaitlin Sinclair

Program Director
Work Travel
San Francisco, CA

As a communications major, I have always enjoyed working with diverse groups of people. Having been a part of the Intrax team for many years, I have had the opportunity to work for several of the cultural exchange programs that Intrax offers. However, I especially love my current position managing the Summer Work Travel program.  As the Program Director, I enjoy interacting with students and partners from around the globe. It is fulfilling to hear from our participants, host companies, and partners about how the Summer Work Travel program has enriched their lives in a plethora of ways.  Intrax has afforded me the ability to travel the world, which I am passionate about, and to meet people from unique and interesting cultures. I am fortunate to be a part of a company who promotes international relationships through educational and work programs that increase person-to-person citizen diplomacy uniting people through a common goal.

Kaitlin Sinclair

Program Director,
Work Travel, San Francisco, CA

As a communications major, I have always enjoyed working with diverse groups of people. Having been a part of the Intrax team for many years, I have had the opportunity to work for several of the cultural exchange programs that Intrax offers. However, I especially love my current position managing the Summer Work Travel program.  As the Program Director, I enjoy interacting with students and partners from around the globe. It is fulfilling to hear from our participants, host companies, and partners about how the Summer Work Travel program has enriched their lives in a plethora of ways.  Intrax has afforded me the ability to travel the world, which I am passionate about, and to meet people from unique and interesting cultures. I am fortunate to be a part of a company who promotes international relationships through educational and work programs that increase person-to-person citizen diplomacy uniting people through a common goal.

Rachel Levine

Program Director
Global Internships
San Francisco, CA

Rachel Levine is the program director for Intrax’s Intern and Trainee programs. She has extensive experience developing and managing private sector education programs with a focus on international education. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed working with clients from diverse backgrounds and all levels including students, recent graduates and young professionals, host employers and organizations, and university partners. Rachel has a MA in International Development Education and a BA in International Relations and has been with Intrax since December 2015.

Rachel Levine

Program Director,
Global Internships, San Francisco, CA

Rachel Levine is the program director for Intrax’s Intern and Trainee programs. She has extensive experience developing and managing private sector education programs with a focus on international education. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed working with clients from diverse backgrounds and all levels including students, recent graduates and young professionals, host employers and organizations, and university partners. Rachel has a MA in International Development Education and a BA in International Relations and has been with Intrax since December 2015.

Debra Slagle

Executive Director
Ayusa
Phoenix, AZ

Debra Slagle joined Ayusa by Intrax as its Director of Program Support before becoming Executive Director. Debra has over 30 years of experience working in education and behavioral health. Prior to working with Ayusa, Debra spent 25 years in education, that last 18 as a school administrator. As a high school administrator, Debra has seen the incredibly positive impact that having exchange students attending can have on a learning community. Both the exchange students and American students have cultural experiences with a life-long impact, and learning becomes more relevant in this global society. Debra’s experience in international education includes starting an international high school program, being the PDSO for the international program, recruiting internationally and being the host parent for many international students, including hosting some Ayusa students through out the years. Debra is a certified school administrator and secondary education teacher, as well as a Licensed Professional Therapist. Prior to entering education, she was in the field of behavioral health, working primarily with children/teens and families. She earned Masters Degrees from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University after getting her Bachelors Degree from the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. Debra is married and has two children and one grandchild. She enjoys writing, traveling, reading, gardening, doing home renovations/remodeling and just spending time at the beach.

Debra Slagle

Executive Director,
Ayusa, Phoenix, AZ

Debra Slagle joined Ayusa by Intrax as its Director of Program Support before becoming Executive Director. Debra has over 30 years of experience working in education and behavioral health. Prior to working with Ayusa, Debra spent 25 years in education, that last 18 as a school administrator. As a high school administrator, Debra has seen the incredibly positive impact that having exchange students attending can have on a learning community. Both the exchange students and American students have cultural experiences with a life-long impact, and learning becomes more relevant in this global society. Debra’s experience in international education includes starting an international high school program, being the PDSO for the international program, recruiting internationally and being the host parent for many international students, including hosting some Ayusa students through out the years. Debra is a certified school administrator and secondary education teacher, as well as a Licensed Professional Therapist. Prior to entering education, she was in the field of behavioral health, working primarily with children/teens and families. She earned Masters Degrees from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University after getting her Bachelors Degree from the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. Debra is married and has two children and one grandchild. She enjoys writing, traveling, reading, gardening, doing home renovations/remodeling and just spending time at the beach.

Su-Tsen Wu

Director of Human Resources
Intrax
San Francisco, CA

Su-Tsen Wu, Director of Human Resources, joined Intrax in May 2015.  Su-Tsen brought with her fifteen plus years of human resource experience in various industries including retail, technology and financial services.  In her role at Intrax, Su-Tsen oversees development and implementation of all human resources programs and services for the company, including legal compliance, benefits, employee relations and employee development, and best employment practices.

Su-Tsen received her B.S. and a MBA degree from San Francisco State University.  She is also a certified HR professional with PHR-CA and SHRM-CP designations.

Su-Tsen Wu

Director of Human Resources,
Intrax, San Francisco, CA

Su-Tsen Wu, Director of Human Resources, joined Intrax in May 2015.  Su-Tsen brought with her fifteen plus years of human resource experience in various industries including retail, technology and financial services.  In her role at Intrax, Su-Tsen oversees development and implementation of all human resources programs and services for the company, including legal compliance, benefits, employee relations and employee development, and best employment practices.

Su-Tsen received her B.S. and a MBA degree from San Francisco State University.  She is also a certified HR professional with PHR-CA and SHRM-CP designations.

Employee Culture at Intrax

At Intrax, our passion for culture extends well beyond the office. Whether travel for personal enrichment or exciting team events, our employees grow and thrive in our global offices.

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