Developed for professionals who work in student success, diversity & inclusion and other student affairs units, this session will focus on the role global programs can play in supporting the academic success, interpersonal growth and career readiness of first-generation college students. Further the session will highlight the important role non-international education professionals play in ensuring first generation college students have equitable access to the benefits of global programs.
- Charles Lu, PhD – Director, Office of Academic Support & Instructional Services (OASIS) – University of California, San Diego
- Adriana Smith, Assistant Director of International Programs – Presbyterian College & Author of “Studying Abroad for Black Women”
- Helen Wormington – Executive Director, Division of Diversity & Community Engagement, UT-Austin
- James Dabney, PhD – Director, Posse New Orleans
Intended for professionals and graduate students who self-identify as women of color and/or allies for women of color, this session includes an intimate opportunity to connect with colleagues, and listen to and be inspired by dynamic speakers as they share their leadership journey, experiences and strategies for success in global education.
- Asabe Poloma, PhD – Associate Dean of The College for International Students; Director, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship – Brown University
- Dr. Toya Barnes-Teamer, Principal – HCM Strategists; Former Vice President for
- Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director of Community Diversity Relations – Oregon State University
- Rosine Pema Sanga – Director of International Relations for the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans LA
Intended for professionals with zero to three years experience in the field of international education. This session will focus on helping new professionals, in particular, professionals from diverse backgrounds enter the field of international education and/or move up in their current careers. There will be a panel of experienced international education professionals.
- LaTesha Charbonnet Gonzales, Program Director, Intensive English Language Program Division of International Education – University of New Orleans
- Hernando Sevilla-Garcia, Senior Diversity Relations Manager – IES Abroad
- Allegra Laing, Associate Director for Global Diversity and Inclusion – Elon University
- Louise Yahiaoui, Education Abroad Specialist – The Ohio State University
Developed for professionals with roles focused on Diversity & Inclusion in Education Abroad or Diversity & Inclusion in other units that support global programming, this session will focus on leadership development, generating ideas to foster our collective capacity to prioritize diversity & inclusion within our work spaces, and creating space to share challenges & successes with peers. The session will highlight the important role Education Abroad professionals play in ensuring diversity and inclusion opportunities in the field of International Education.
- Christina Thompson, Director of Partnership Development & Diversity Initiatives – Barcelona SAE
Access to live “Munch” & Learns is included in full conference registration.