Rising Star Young Leader Award Recipients


The Rising Star Young Leader Award is given annually in recognition of a professional who has impacted the field of international education during the first five years of the recipient's area of work. The rising star will have demonstrated a commitment to internationalization and an ingenuity of thought that has the potential for having substantial and lasting influence upon global education.

2016 Award Recipient

Johanna Pan-Carr Shao Chen (Johanna) Pan-Carr joined the field professionally two years ago and serves as international student advisor at Fordham University. She has served as a trainer in two NAFSA Core Education Program workshops at the 2014 State Conference for Region X and at the 2015 Annual Conference, where she stepped in at the last minute to replace an ill colleague. Pan-Carr also joined the NAFSA Region X team in 2015 as Downstate New York Representative and organized and managed a successful 2015 Region X Downstate & New Jersey State Conference.

Previous Recipient

  • Seth Riker