Region XII

L.A. PIER: Los Angeles Professional International Education Roundtable

L.A. PIER provides an opportunity to connect with colleagues outside of official NAFSA gatherings. It focuses on a variety of F-1 and J-1 student issues and is open to anyone (NAFSA membership not required to participate) who works with, or hopes to work with, F-1 or J-1 students. So whether you are a student starting out in the field, an “old-timer” who loves to connect with peers and colleagues, or somewhere in between, these meetings are for you!

We typically meet four times each year at different campus locations around and within Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Participation is free, but participants are responsible for their own transportation, parking fees (if applicable), and meals. RSVPs are requested for planning purposes. Topics of general and timely interest are solicited from those who are attending. Hot topics, immigration updates, and group discussions are a regular part of the agenda.

Please apply to join the LA PIER listserv in order to learn about upcoming meetings and be able to receive and send emails. Please note that LA PIER does not have an online forum – all communication is conducted by email via a listserv.

Meet Your LA PIER Team

LA PIER Coordinator
Justin Kozachenko, UC Riverside Extension
JKozachenko@ucx.ucr.edu

Membership Coordinator
Nancy Lam, California State University, Los Angeles
nlam27@calstatela.edu

Events Coordinator
Saba Kazmi, Chaffey Community College
saba.kazmi@chaffey.edu

PIER Updates Coordinator
Nusha Shishegar, Keck Graduate Institute
nshishegar@kgi.edu

Community College Coordinator
Kristen Nelson, College of the Desert
knelson@collegeofthedesert.edu