It has become a non-negotiable reality: higher education must pivot to meet the needs of a changing world. International education has been devastated by the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. We have to rebuild.

This immersive, digital seminar brings together Via TRM Clients and the education abroad community to discuss ways that technology partners and academic institutions can work together to support the next decade of user experience design, both digitally and programmatically.

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Sara Dart

Sara Dart, Vice President Education in Ireleand

Sara found her vocation in international education after a transformative semester abroad at the Casa de la Solidaridad in El Salvador, and has been working in the field for more than ten years. Prior to joining Education in Ireland, she served as Associate Vice President for University Partnerships at International Studies Abroad and Education Abroad Coordinator at Boise State University. Sara holds a BA in History and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. She has also served as the Co-Chair of the New England Lessons From Abroad Conference and currently serves as the Communications Representative on the NAFSA Region XI Team.
Malaika Marable Serrano

Malaika Marable Serrano VP for Diversity & Inclusion | Global Education World Strides / ISA

For nearly 20 years, Malaika has taught and lead diversity and inclusion initiatives in academic, non-profit and private sector spaces. In her current position as the VP for Diversity and Inclusion at WorldStrides, she works closely with the General Manager/CEO to define vision and strategy. This includes a number of education and organizational initiatives designed to foster a community of inclusion and build a diverse workforce.
During her tenure at the University of Maryland, she created and taught several international service-learning and social justice courses. Students were invited to examine their social identities in both domestic and international contexts, as well as challenge assumptions around race, class, ability, and gender.
Her educational background includes a B.A. from the University of Southern California, a M.A. from the University of Maryland, a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University and she is currently a Doctoral student at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.


Lamar

Lamar Shambley, Founder & Executive Director Teens of Color Abroad

Lamar is a Brooklyn-based educator with seven years of experience teaching both middle school math and high school Spanish. Avid traveler, lover of languages, and all things hip-hop related.
His former high school Spanish students inspired him to launch Teens of Color Abroad, a nonprofit that provides high school students of color with language immersion study abroad programs. TOCA’s aim is to expose students of color to global languages and cultures in order to enhance their language learning experiences, augment their educational outcomes, and strengthen their global competency skills.
Christine

Christine DeLeon, CEO & Founder Moonshot EdVentures

As Founder and CEO of Moonshot edVentures, Christine supports underrepresented leaders to design and launch the learning environments of tomorrow. The Moonshot Fellowship provides 15-20 leaders a cohort-based, part-time experience focused on leadership development, model design, and ensuring a successful launch of schools and programs. She is passionate about supporting leaders to reach their full potential and ensuring communities co-create solutions alongside these leaders. Christine’s previous experiences include roles with the Boston Consulting Group, The Broad Foundation, Denver Public Schools, Education Cities, and Summit Learning; she also founded Education Pioneers’ first year-long fellowship. She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an EdLD from Harvard University.
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Christine Trinidad, Assistant Director, Education Abroad Support Services Michigan State University

Christine Trinidad is the Assistant Director of Education Abroad Support Services at Michigan State University. She provides leadership and direction for all functions related to enrollment management and student services. She is responsible for ongoing quality improvement of enrollment management systems, processes, policies and procedures; for ensuring that communication, promotion and outreach messaging is comprehensive, consistent and accurate; and for providing training for and oversight of all aspects of student advising.
Christine is a strong proponent of education abroad with over ten years of experience in higher education and the profession of international education. She has served in multiple capacities on the student services side of education abroad, including her current role, as well as an education abroad advisor at her previous position at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego in Political Science and Ethnic Studies and received her Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Postsecondary Leadership from San Diego State University. She spent a year at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies in the United Kingdom that inspired her to enter the profession of international education.
Jenn Engel

Jennifer Engel, Vice President of Academic Affairs at CIS Abroad

Jennifer Engel is the VP of Academic Affairs at CIS Abroad, providing leadership in the areas of student learning and assessment; curriculum, program and partnership development; and innovation in education abroad. Prior to joining CISabroad, Jennifer served as the Executive Director of International Programs (SIO) at Loyola University Chicago, responsible for partnership cultivation, program development, general administration, and the functional areas of: education abroad; international student and scholar services; English as a second language; the International House; and recruitment and support for the University’s three Global Centers. She earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of South Carolina and an MA in student affairs from Bowling Green State University. She previously held administrative and teaching positions at the University of South Carolina and Marygrove College, and as an Endeavour Fellow conducted research on international education trends from the Australian perspective. Jennifer has also been involved with NAFSA, The Forum, and AIEA, holding leadership positions and presenting nationally and internationally.
Suzanne

Suzanne Fils-Aime, Regional Director ISA

*Bio forthcoming*
Candace Ricks

Candace Ricks, Regional Director ISA

*Bio forthcoming*
Micaela Mathre

Micaela Mathre, Director of Marketing & CX, Via TRM

As the Director of Marketing and Client Experience at Via TRM, Micaela leads efforts to reach colleges and universities with Via’s mission to engage every traveler in global opportunities, and oversees the Client Experience. Previously, Micaela worked with the Institute of International Education and helped lead the Generation Study Abroad campaign. Her background includes building and scaling marketing functions for education technology startups. The common thread throughout her background has been a curiosity about the potential of human-centered technology and a commitment to student success.
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Uttiyo Raychaudhuri, Vice Provost University of Denver

Dr. Uttiyo Raychaudhuri is Vice Provost and primary advocate for University of Denver’s comprehensive internationalization efforts. Previously, at Cornell he was the first executive director of the Office of Global Learning. He has served as Director, Clemson Abroad and led University of Georgia’s Discover Abroad programs. An architect, entrepreneurial academic, and organizational strategist, Dr. Raychaudhuri holds a Doctorate in sustainable development. As faculty and administrator, he has been engaged with global engagement for over 18 years. His leadership has been recognized twice with IIE’s Heiskell Award for Best Practices and Innovation. Dr. Raychaudhuri serves on the Forum Council and academic boards of numerous other organizations. His work and research promote global citizenship where he argues the case of dignity for life by nurturing love and respect for the peoples and environments of our world.
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Fabiola Riobe, Associate Provost Academic Innovation, Online Education & Global Opportunities, SUNY Rockland Community College

Fabiola Riobe, a global educator and empowerment coach, is a powerhouse in championing equity in education, and cultural diversity. Born and raised in the outskirts of New York City, Fabiola completed her higher education in Paris, France, and has worked across the European and African continents. She has firsthand knowledge of the importance of technology and a global perspective in today’s workforce and academic spaces. She is currently serving as the Associate Provost of Academic Innovation, Online Education, and Global Opportunities at Rockland Community College, A State University of New York.
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Eric Glustrom CEO & Founder Watson Institute

Eric Glustrom is the founder and CEO of Watson Institute and founder of Educate! – two organizations transforming education worldwide. Watson Institute is a new model of higher education based in Boulder, Colorado and South Florida dedicated to supporting next generation innovators, leaders and social entrepreneurs to solve the toughest challenges of our time. Educate!, which Eric started in high school, currently reaches over 50,000 students across Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya through a mentorship based, leadership and entrepreneurship program that has significantly influenced the national curriculum and exam of Uganda and Rwanda. Graduate of Amherst College in Biochemistry and recognized as an Ashoka fellow, Echoing Green fellow, and twice recognized as one of Forbes 30 Social Entrepreneurs Under 30, Eric’s work is driven by a simple belief: to solve the toughest challenges facing humanity, the place to start is within the hearts and minds of the next generation.
Mary Lou

Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director SUNY COIL

*Bio forthcoming*
Christian

Christian Alyea, Co-Founder and Program Director of Study Abroad Association.

Christian Alyea is the Co-Founder and Program Director of Study Abroad Association. He and the Study Abroad Association team work hand in hand with community colleges and universities across the United States to customize and develop top-notch, faculty-led study abroad programs to assist schools in achieving their international education goals.
Motivated with the passion for study abroad and international relationships, he and the SAA team have created a network of outstanding programs across the globe that are within reach of thousands of students. Since 2009, Study Abroad Association has taken over 8,000 students and faculty abroad to 27 different countries around the world.
Study Abroad Association is currently working with over 100 colleges and universities across the United States of varying sizes, with enrollment ranging from 1,000–90,000 students. SAA member institutions are growing daily.


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Karolyn Andrews Director, Education Abroad University of California, Riverside

Committed to connecting students to the wider world around them, Karolyn has spent years enhancing access to education at home and abroad, both online and in person. Educated at Texas A&M and the University of Chicago, her degrees in Psychology usefully complement her international experiences – she has worked, lived in, and/or traveled to – in no particular order – Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Lebanon, Austria, Albania, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, England, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Syria, UAE, and Israel. Drawing on the lessons learned from navigating the unfamiliar, Karolyn continues to explore ways in which students at UCR can engage in the world around them.
Mitch Gordon

Mitch Gordon, Founder & CEO Verto Education

Mitch Gordon is the President/ Co-founder of Verto Education. He previously founded Go Overseas and served as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Mitch is a social impact entrepreneur, starting a number of companies in the field of travel & education. He is currently on a mission to change Higher Education, and make college accessible and affordable for all students. Mitch is a frequent presenter in the areas of entrepreneurship, travel and international education. He previously lived in Taipei, Taiwan for 5 years and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. He completed his BS at Binghamton University and his MBA at UC Berkeley. When he’s not working you can find Mitch on a run, hiking, traveling or with a book in his hand.
Lauren Alexander

Lauren Alexander, Deputy Director, Office of International Programs at Brown University

Lauren currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of International Programs at Brown University, with a focus on student outreach, program administration and operations. Prior to joining Brown, Lauren enjoyed a long tenure at International Studies Abroad (ISA), serving in leadership positions across the organization including Custom Programs, Internships and Service-Learning, and Strategic Partnerships. Lauren earned her B.A. in Hispanic Studies and English Literature from Rice University and her M.A. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Maryland – Baltimore County.
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Grant Taylor, Founder & CEO Quotanda

Grant Taylor is the co-Founder and CEO of Quotanda, a company focused on expanding access to opportunity. Quotanda technology enables digital financial aid and improved job-search and outcomes management for clients globally including: schools, universities, foundations, governments and financial institutions. Grant previously worked in venture capital, fund of funds and as a consultant. He has an MBA from IESE Business School and a liberal-arts degree from Colgate University.
Danielle Barr

Danielle Barr, Consultant IEP

Danielle has spent eight years in international education and served as an enrollment manager at a third party provider, foreign language and ESL instructor, and study abroad office director. Currently, she supports IEP’s partnership with Via TRM by implementing the system for clients according to their institution’s unique needs and processes.
Martha Johnson

Martha Johnson, Assistant Dean for Learning Abroad at the University of Minnesota

Martha Johnson is the Assistant Dean for Learning Abroad at the University of Minnesota and oversees one of the largest education abroad offices in the US, currently sending over 4000 students abroad annually. She has worked in international education since 1991 for organizations and institutions in the US, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Her experience includes on-site program management, teaching of short-term programs, program development and marketing, and management of a large university education abroad office. She holds a PhD in American Studies with an emphasis in drama and the performance of gender, race, and cultural identity from the University of East Anglia (UK). Martha has presented on numerous sessions and workshops at national and international conferences, consults with universities internationally, served in a variety of leadership positions in NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad, and authored numerous articles and publication chapters on topics relating to international education.
Scott Tayloe

Scott Tayloe, CEO & Founder IEP

A passionate entrepreneur, international educator and efficiency guru, Scott is an education abroad consultant with over 15 years of experience. Since IEP’s inception in 2004, he has worked institutions and organizations as they strategize for the future, train up their teams to be more efficient and work towards innovating their product or program offerings.
Samantha Martin

Samantha Martin, Founder & CEO, Via TRM

Samantha is the CEO and founder of Via TRM. Previously, she worked as a Study Abroad Advisor at SUNY New Paltz and a Program Coordinator at IEP at Jacksonville University. Samantha completed an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster in Derry, Northern Ireland on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her original inspiration for starting a career in international education was a semester study abroad program in Cyprus on a Gilman Scholarship.

Leslie Laguna, Client Success Manager, Via TRM

At Via Leslie streamlines client training and project management while standing in as the front lines of support. Leslie has her masters in International Education Management and her bachelor’s in Chemistry with a concentration in pre-medicine. She is extremely passionate about food, travel, and language learning and speaks, at varying levels, four different languages!
Chelsea

Chelsea Reece, Senior Account Executive, Via TRM

As Senior Account Executive at Via-TRM, Chelsea works to help administrators and institutions achieve goals by finding and implementing strategic and targeted solutions. Chelsea’s previous roles have spanned the spectrum of international education, from hands-on study abroad program management, to international recruitment and student services. She has traveled the globe, but her current passion is making sure others get to do the same.
Phillipos

Dr. Philippos Savvides Assistant Director, Learning Technologies Arizona State University

*Bio forthcoming*
Cortnie

Cortnie Abercrombie, Founder & CEO of AI Truth

From her own experiences working at IBM on custom Artificial Intelligence solutions with Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, and Chief Data Scientists, Cortnie believes that we are at a precipice in time. AI is not yet ubiquitous, it is in its infancy – before it has become irreversibly ingrained in corporate systems, before laws are set, before algorithmic bias is set on a grand-scale, before the majority of corporate leaders know how to operationalize AI in their companies. Right now is the time to start engaging, inserting our opinions into the AI debates as public and business leaders with our collective knowledge about our career fields and start enacting change.

Joey Janisheck, VP of Product & Engineering, Via TRM

As the VP of Product & Engineering, Joey leads the development side of the house at Via TRM. He has worked for startups in Austin, Dallas, Boston, Vancouver, San Francisco and New York City, as a development leader. He has also started and run his own development agency as well as excelled in large corporate settings while managing fully staffed teams. Big or small, Joey is focused on delivering easy-to-use mobile & web solutions.

Tina Kirk Director, Education Abroad University of Central Oklahoma

Tina Kirk, a first-generation college student from Oklahoma, earned a BA in International Relations/Russian Studies from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Tina studied abroad for an academic year in Reading, England, and taught English in Perm, Russia from 1996 to 1998 as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She has worked in admissions, career development, student leadership/success, and study abroad, holding director-level positions in International Programs and Experiential Learning at Randolph College. From 2013-2015, she served as the Director of Study Abroad at Yale University. As Director of Education Abroad at the University of Central Oklahoma, Tina supports semester exchange as well as over 20 faculty-led study tours each summer, and engages with students regularly through UCO’s unique Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) project.
Carla Bluhm

Carla Bluhm, MA., M.Ed., M.Phil. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Psychology – College of Coastal Georgia & Program Director, USG Goes Global – Porto, Portugal – College of Coastal Georgia

*Bio forthcoming*

Leonie Meijer Education Abroad Advisor/Program Manager University of New Hampshire

Leonie (since no one seems to be able to pronounce it correctly, she goes by Leo) Meijer is an Education Abroad Advisor/Program Manager at the University of New Hampshire. A Dutch citizen, Leo has worked in higher education for 20 years, 15 of which in education abroad. When she’s not working, you will probably find her singing, reading, gardening, or out and about with her dog Jesse by her side.

David L. Black, International Education Program Manager, University of Toledo

*Bio forthcoming*
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Malin Hilmersson, Study Abroad Program Coordinator Sam Houston State University

Malin Hilmersson works as the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Programs at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, Texas, where she also graduated from with an M.A. in Higher Education Administration. She has worked in the field of higher education for over ten years in different capacities and for institutions in Sweden, Australia and the United States. In her role at SHSU, Malin overseas all study abroad programs at SHSU, advises students, and assist faculty manage study abroad programs.

Melody Reichoff Global Education Coordinator, PDSO Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)

Melody Reichoff is the Global Education Coordinator at Waukesha County Technical College. Her work includes international student advising, creation and management of faculty-led education abroad programs, and internationalization of curriculum. Melody’s prior international education experience includes teaching in Hong Kong, communications at an international membership organization, and international student programming at Widener University. Melody received her BA from Carroll University and her MA from Columbia University.

Jillian Low, Chief Academic Officer, CRCC Asia & Virtual Internships

Jillian Low is the Chief Academic Officer at CRCC Asia & Virtual Internships, global internship providers of online and in-person internships. She manages partnerships for all program locations as well as building out new standard and faculty-led programs. Recently she has been challenged to create engaging digital events for both internal staff cohesion and development as well as external partners and students, including webinars, meetings, and networking events. She has previously worked in 6 different countries and held program positions focused on 21st-century skills, employability, and youth workforce development. She holds a MA from the University College of London in Educational Planning, Economics, and International Development.

Joelle Tolifero, Associate Director of Student Services at Diversity Abroad

*Bio forthcoming
Hannah

Hannah Parten, Study Abroad Advisor in Wesleyan University

Hannah Parten is the Study Abroad Advisor in Wesleyan University’s Office of Study Abroad. Before joining Wesleyan in August 2019, Hannah worked in Yale University’s Office of International Students and Scholars and Yale Summer Session. At Wesleyan, Hannah’s goal is to support every student as they navigate the world of study abroad, from submitting an application to pre-departure preparations to re-entry.

Maggie Mahoney, Interim Director, Learning Abroad Center, University of Houston

Maggie Mahoney supports Learning Abroad at the University of Houston through her leadership of the office and promotion of education abroad across campus. Her work includes management of faculty-led programs, university and national scholarship coordination, crisis and risk management, and department strategic planning. Maggie is currently pursing an Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. She holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in French with a minor in Spanish from Centenary College of Louisiana. Maggie is passionate about holistic student support, global competence development, and intercultural and social justice training and program development.

Lewis Cardenas, Assistant Director of International Partnerships & Special Programs, Michigan State University

Lewis Cardenas has a strong passion for promoting US higher education and mentoring new recruitment and admission officers. He has over 13 years of international recruitment and admissions experience and has presented at conferences sponsored by EducationUSA, NAFSA, Council of International Schools (CIS), and the International Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC).
Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Albion College and a Master of Science from DePaul University in International Public Service and Non-Profit Management. In his role at MSU, he focuses on managing strategic partnerships, recruitment and marketing with international partners and institutions for semester, yearlong, and short-term programs. These programs attract non-degree seeking international students from around the globe. He truly enjoys working with international students.
Lewis has traveled to over 130 countries and all seven continents. In his free time, he enjoys photography, pub trivia, cooking, making music videos, and the occasional blackjack table.

Zach Tobin, Director, Member Relations, US East, ISEP

Zach Tobin is Director of Member Relations for the Eastern U.S. for ISEP. He oversees ISEP’s partnership with 130+ U.S. colleges and universities. Prior to his current role, Zach has worked in international education for almost a decade with five different universities in Michigan, Oregon, and Arizona.

Anna Gabriella Casalme

Anna Gabriella Casalme, Founder & CEO, Novelly

Anna Gabriella Casalme is dedicated to creating a genuinely youth-driven civic engagement experience. She brings over 5 years of experience at the intersection of child health and well-being, design thinking, and technology. She has previously worked at AltaMed Health Services, the California Planned Parenthood Education Fund and the School-Based Health Alliance. She completed her MSc in Childhood Studies from the University of Edinburgh, where she was a Rotary Maternal and Child Health Scholar and a Saltire Scholar. She received her B.A. in Human Biology and interdisciplinary honors in Education from Stanford University.

Sarah Shorter, College of the Holy Cross

Sarah Shorter is a rising senior majoring in Anthropology and Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. During her junior year of college, she studied abroad in Lima, Peru. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, her second semester in Lima was cut short and Sarah completed the semester online through Holy Cross. This summer, she is completing a virtual internship with EdOdyssey, a company which creates and leads customizable study abroad and student immersion programs around the world.

Sophia Pham, University of Houston

Sophia Pham recently graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA in Management Information Systems. With a strong passion for traveling, she had the opportunity to spend her final semester studying abroad in Shanghai, China, and London, UK. She’s beginning her career in a full-time job in technology consulting.

Tristan Peterson, University of Tulsa

As a Graphic Design student at the University of Tulsa, Tristan Peterson has developed valuable leadership, critical thinking, and collaborative skills that extend beyond the classroom where she is able to represent herself, her job, her school, her community, and country. In the Spring of 2020, Tristan had the opportunity to put those skills to the test by attending college at the American College of Greece at Deree in Athens. Unfortunately she, like thousands of others, had her study abroad experience cut short due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Though this was unfortunate, Tristan was able to secure a creative internship with ONYX. the Agency. She develops marketing solutions to raise revenue through innovative and bold strategies to a select group of clients across the world; her internship has already turned into a position as a Brand Strategist.

BOLD Mentors 2020

Peter McGovern, Global Founder and President

Peter McGovern is a globally-minded educator, entrepreneur and avid world traveler. After years as a classroom teacher, he launched EdOdyssey in 2014 to create educational global programs and manage strategic international relationships that foster understanding and help students, schools, and universities excel in our globalized world. Today, EdOdyssey now works in over 8 countries throughout Asia, North America, South America, and Europe. Peter is based in Boston where he lives with his boyfriend, Eric, and two dogs, Hailey and Wyatt. This summer while travel is limited, he is excited to be spending as much time as possible working and relaxing on the beaches of Cape Cod.

Schedule a session with me about:

  • Entrepreneurship / Self-employment (in Education and beyond)
  • Networking & Authentically Connecting
  • Creating custom global programs for students
  • Language learning
  • Power of positivity / perspective
Sara Dart

Sara Dart, Sara Dart, Vice President Education in Ireland

Sara found her vocation in international education after a transformative semester abroad at the Casa de la Solidaridad in El Salvador, and has been working in the field for more than ten years. Prior to joining Education in Ireland, she served as Associate Vice President for University Partnerships at International Studies Abroad and Education Abroad Coordinator at Boise State University. Sara holds a BA in History and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. She has also served as the Co-Chair of the New England Lessons From Abroad Conference and currently serves as the Communications Representative on the NAFSA Region XI Team.

Schedule a session with me about:

  • Generation Z Research
  • Student Outreach & Engagement

Rachael Criso, Director of University Partnerships at Virtual Internships

Rachael Criso PhD has been a senior advisor with Virtual Internships since its inception. Having inaugurated, implemented, and run a successful international internship program at the University of Michigan where she also pioneered one of the first Virtual Internship programs, Rachael now advises students, university representatives, professionals, and companies on best practices, innovative programs, and career readiness with respect to both on-site and virtual internships.

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  • Women in leadership
  • Transitioning from a university to a provider

Margaret Mullins, USG Goes Global Program Manager

*Via TRM Client*

Margaret Mullins is the USG Goes Global Program Manager at the University System of Georgia. She began her career in International Education at Georgia Tech in 2013, where she served as an Education Abroad Advisor for faculty-led programs before joining the USG in 2019. Margaret obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia Tech, and is currently working toward a master’s degree in Urban Studies from Georgia State University. She studied abroad in continental Europe, the UK, and South Africa, and has worked on-site with study abroad students and faculty in continental Europe, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji.

Schedule a session with me about:

  • Via TRM! Specifically:
    • Working with students & faculty from multiple universities
    • Utilizing visitor program pages as main program website
    • Navigating reports
    • Application & form template usesEntrepreneurship & innovation in international education

Jillian Low, Chief Academic Officer at CRCC Asia & Virtual Internships

Jillian Low is the Chief Academic Officer at CRCC Asia & Virtual Internships, global internship providers of online and in-person internships. She manages partnerships for all program locations as well as building out new standard and faculty-led programs. Recently she has been challenged to create engaging digital events for both internal staff cohesion and development as well as external partners and students, including webinars, meetings, and networking events. She has previously worked in 6 different countries and held program positions focused on 21st-century skills, employability, and youth workforce development. She holds a MA from the University College of London in Educational Planning, Economics, and International Development.

Schedule a session with me about:

  • Career transitions
  • Resume advice and support

Edward Holroyd Pearce, Co-founder and President, CRCC Asia & Virtual Internships

Ed Holroyd Pearce is co-Founder and President of Virtual Internships, which provides transformative remote yet global work experience for students. Before running Virtual internships, Ed jointly ran CRCC Asia, which has arranged over 10,000 work experience programs in Asia. Prior to this Ed worked in Asset Management and before that at a Chinese Airline. Ed is passionate about employability, social mobility and Asian language and culture and is involved with several related institutions at board level. He was educated at Cambridge University, later completing a masters degree at SOAS, and more recently gaining an MBA at Cass Business School.

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  • Entrepreneurship & innovation in international education

Melquin Ramos, International Education | Higher Education | Organizational Leadership & Learning | Educator

Melquin began his career in personnel security, but feeling unfulfilled, decided to pivot toward the field of education. He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Learning from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. Melquin’s passion lies in working towards providing affordable and equal access to higher education, as well as education abroad opportunities, for first-generation students and underrepresented groups. He has worked at higher education institutions, international and non-profit organizations, and government. Melquin is a Maryland (USA) native, but has been living in Santiago, Chile for two years.

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  • Strategies for helping teens of color access global opportunities
  • First-generation and underrepresented student support
Chelsea

Chelsea Reese, Senior Account Executive, Via TRM

As Senior Account Executive at Via TRM, Chelsea works to help administrators and institutions achieve goals by finding and implementing strategic and targeted solutions. Chelsea’s previous roles have spanned the spectrum of international education, from hands-on study abroad program management, to international recruitment and student services. She has traveled the globe, but her current passion is making sure others get to do the same.

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  • Via TRM!
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Kit Ward, Account Executive, Via TRM

At Via TRM Kit works to help institutions engage Generation-Z travelers and increase operational efficiencies through intuitive software. Previously Kit spent over two years living and working in Germany as a ski instructor for U.S. Military personnel and their families. Kit has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and loves learning about psychological drives and how people react to incentives.

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  • Via TRM!

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