Each NAFSA region is governed by an elected chair and a team comprised of colleagues from different areas within international education.

If you have questions about a specific area of international education, would like to find additional resources or networking feel free to contact one of our staff below. We are happy to work with you on any questions you have. During the year we will put on webinars and provide support through the region via email, phone, and conference sessions. For more information please join our newsletter. Learn how to sponsor our newsletter.

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Emily Harper

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Emily Harper
Portland State University
Treasurer, Region I

Karissa Ringel

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Karissa Ringel
Western Washington University
Conference Planner, Region I

Adriana Ota-Kotner

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Adriana Ota-Kotner
University of Idaho
Communications and Public Relations Representative, Region I

Colton Oliphant

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Colton Oliphant
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Development Representative, Region I

Rebecca Snodgrass

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Rebecca Snodgrass
Lewis-Clark State College
International Student and Scholar Services (KC-ISSS) Representative, Region I

Emma Rinaldi

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Emma Rinaldi
University of Oregon
Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (KC - TLS) Representative, Region I

Brynn Smith

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Brynn Smith
The Evergreen State College
Education Abroad (KC-EA) Representative, Region I

Susan Taylor

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Susan Taylor
Pierce College
Community College and ESL Representative, Region I

Cody Tornow

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Cody Tornow
Washington State University
International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice (ISS RP) Regional Liaison, Region I

Mike Turay

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Portland State University
International Enrollment Management (IEM) Representative, Region I
Mike Turay is the International Enrollment Management Representative of Region I.

Jennifer Falzerano

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Jennifer Falzerano portrait
Rennes School of Business
International Education Leadership (KC - IEL) Representative, Region I

Daryl Smith

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Daryl Smith portrait
University of the Fraser Valley
British Columbia Representative, Region I

Hanna Gillingham

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Hanna Gillingham
Washington State University
Local Arrangements Coordinator (LAC), Region I

Ryan Larsen, PhD

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Ryan Larsen
Western Washington University
NAFSA Academy Coach, Region I
Ryan is the Director of Education Abroad at Western Washington University, a public, comprehensive university in Bellingham, Washington.