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  • Danielle Scugoza

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    Danielle Scugoza

    Biography Danielle Scugoza is the Senior Associate Director of Affiliated Programs in the Office of Global Education (OGE) at Georgetown University. In her role, Danielle provides administrative and programmatic oversight of study abroad activities, manages and mentors the OGE Advising team, oversees the program development and review procedure, and cultivates and maintains Georgetown’s institutional partnerships. International…

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  • Lauren Ruszczyk

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    Lauren Ruszczyk

    Biography Lauren Ruszczyk has more than 15 years of “hat-wearing” experience in the field spanning responsibilities from student advising, program development, change management, DEI, fundraising, budgeting, risk management, outreach, and enrollment management. As the Senior Associate Director of Education Abroad at the University of Maryland, she directs a fantastic team of 10 staff and activates…

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  • Jill Reister, Ph.D.

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    Jill Reister, Ph.D.

    Biography Jill Reister is the Assistant Director of Programming at the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center, overseeing affiliate programs and supervising a large team of program advisers. Prior to joining the Learning Abroad Center in 2015, she worked at the University of Cincinnati for more than a decade. Jill holds a doctorate in educational…

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  • Katie Radande

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    Katie Radande

    Biography Katie Radande is a seasoned higher education professional with more than 16 years of experience, specializing in international education and study abroad programs. She holds an Master of Education in Globalization and Educational Change from the prestigious Lehigh University College of Education’s Comparative and International Education program. Katie Radande began her career in the…

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  • Maraina Montgomery

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    Maraina Montgomery

    Biography Maraina Montgomery serves as the Director of the Office of International Education, in the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership, at Morehouse College. Maraina brings a commitment to DEIJ in education abroad and experiences supporting the development of students, systems, and processes at faith-based, HBCU, and state institutions. Her perspective on social justice within…

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  • Jill McKinney

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    Jill McKinney

    Biography Jill McKinney is the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Director of Global Engagement at Butler University. McKinney is responsible for overseeing the Center for Global Education with serves the institution for both the outbound study abroad programming and the inbound F-1 and J-1 international students. At this time, Butler students can…

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  • Nasha Lewis

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    Nasha Lewis

    Biography Nasha Lewis is the Associate Director of Global Education Student Experience at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. At W&M, Nasha works with students studying abroad in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East. Additionally, she oversees the Exchange Program, the Cross-Cultural Collaboration Program, and the Scholarship Endowments. As an equity enthusiast,…

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  • Nicole Gowdy

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    Nicole Gowdy

    Biography Nicole Desjardins Gowdy is the Senior Director of Study Abroad at Pomona College in Claremont, California. In this role, she oversees outbound study abroad in 62 programs in 35 countries, including five programs administered by Pomona College. Approximately half of Pomona College students participate in study abroad. Nicole’s work at Pomona College is inspired…

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  • Shanti Freitas

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    Shanti Freitas

    Biography Shanti Freitas is the Interim Director of Study Away at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In this role, she leads efforts in data collection, evaluation, and assessment to ensure that Macalester’s study away services and programs are meeting their mission and identified student learning outcomes. She also advises on a subset of Macalester…

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  • Pardip Bolina

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    Pardip Bolina

    Biography Pardip Bolina is the Associate Director of the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. CGIS offers more than 140 study abroad programs in 50 countries, including more than 20 faculty-led programs with which Pardip works closely. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan in 2009,…

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