Experienced International Education professional seeking a position in a collaborative environment that is informed by a background program management, and makes use of strong organizational, analytical and leadership skills.
Clark UniversityWorcester, MAAssociate Director07/2015 to Current
Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) in the International Students
and Scholars Office (ISSO) at Clark University.
Advise international students and scholars on
immigration related matters as well as academic and cultural concerns, and insure University
compliance with immigration regulations and reporting requirements.
International population includes
approximately 1,000 students and 50 scholars from 90 countries.
Liaise with academic departments and other campus offices to provide appropriate information and
advice on matters relating to international students and scholars.
Collaborate with ISSO Director on
Advocate for Clark University students and scholars with representatives of various U.S.
agencies regarding immigration and international education issues.
Sit on various task forces and committees dealing with issues related to international students,
immigration and campus internationalization.
Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TNProgram Manager12/2010 to 07/2015
Recruited to Vanderbilt to serve as the primary administrator for the newly created Vanderbilt
International Scholar Program - a program designed to recruit and support outstanding international
students into Vanderbilt's Biomedical Sciences PhD programs.
Responsible for design and implementation of all programs under the VISP umbrella in collaboration
with Program Director and Steering Committee, including website creation and ongoing maintenance,
program marketing and logistics, budget and financial management, travel arrangements for incoming
students and faculty traveling abroad, and assessment of program outcomes.
Coordinate the student experience for 8 - 10 incoming PhD students and 12 - 18 undergraduate
research interns each year, including reviewing Graduate School applications, conducting Skype
interviews and arranging on-campus interviews, coordinating offer letters and visa documentation,
making travel arrangements, assisting with housing and cultural adjustment, creating and implementing
student programming, documentation for payroll and student accounts, and collaborating with
departments and programs throughout the University and Medical Center.
Maintain complete and accurate financial documentation for monthly financial reconciliation.Provide
input into and monitoring of program budget based on expenditures and anticipated spending needs.
Clemson UnivesityClemson, SCInternational Services Advisor09/2008 to 11/2010
Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)
for Clemson University.
Responsible for maintaining student/scholar
files, issued immigration documents, advised students of
requirements to maintain immigration status and participate in
immigration benefits, and ensured
University compliance with immigration regulations and reporting
population included 1,100 students and approximately 200 scholars
from 84 countries.
Served as a point-of-contact for international
students and scholars before and after arrival regarding
US immigration procedures, University policies and resources, and
cultural adjustment issues.
Coordinated with academic departments for
invitation of international scholars, issuance of
immigration documents, and maintenance of status for
internationals. Ensured that departments have
necessary knowledge to support international students and
Co-Advisor for the International Student Association, a student
organization for both domestic and
international students designed to increase international
participation and awareness
Kaplan Test Prep and AdmissionsGreenville/Charlotte, SC/NCCenter Manager/Associate Center Manager06/2004 to 09/2008
Progressively responsible positions within Kaplan Test Prep
managing all business and operations
within two Kaplan Centers.
As Center Manager, responsible for complete operations of
the Center including scheduling, marketing
and relationship development at local universities and high schools,
and staff and budget
management.The Greenville center served 1800 students annually with a
staff of 45 part-time and 2
full-time employees. Served as a Designated School Official
Coordinated all facets of the student experience for enrolled and
prospective Kaplan students,
including marketing of events and classes, conducting presentations,
and maintaining the delivery of
Kaplan products throughout Upstate South Carolina and Western North
As Associate Center Manager, responsible for day-to-day operations of a Kaplan Center serving 1000
students annually; duties included student service, accounting and human resources functions.
Coached and mentored new Associate Managers throughout the Southeast region on the assignment
of teachers to classes, including participation on a region-wide task force to improve the process.
Masters of Public AdministrationClark University, Worcester, MA, 01610In progress, anticipated 2018
Bachelor of Arts:Arts and PhilosophyMay 2004University of North Carolina, CharlotteArt History and Applied Philosophy concentrations, Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Philosophy
Professional Association Service
NAFSA - The Association of International Educators
NAFSA Region XI Representative for the Knowledge Community on International Student and Scholar Services (2016 - present)
NAFSA's Advocacy Day - 2015, 2016, 2017 (participant)
Selected for NAFSA's Trainer Corps (induction in May 2017)
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association - treasurer (2011 - 2013)
East Nashville Community Action Network (East C.A.N.) - volunteer/voting member (2012 - 2014)
Tennessee Performing Arts Center - volunteer (2011 - 2015)
Awards and Honors
Kaplan Test Prep President's Circle Award for superior performance in 2007
Golden Key International Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society
Philosophy Prize, 2004 (endowed award, not conferred every year)