Meredith M. McQuaid, JD, is NAFSA’s president and chair of NAFSA’s Board of Directors. She serves as associate vice president and dean of international programs for the University of Minnesota.

As the senior international officer, she promotes the global dimensions of teaching, research, and engagement across all colleges and campuses of the university.

In the video clip below, McQuaid discusses why it’s an exciting time to be in the field of international education, and why international education is not a "luxury" anymore.