The following NAFSA members have volunteered their time, support, and expertise to serve on the current Region II Team. Please feel free to contact them for assistance.

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Lara Pfaff

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University of Arizona
Chair-Elect, Region II

Jennifer Gay

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Jennifer Gay
International Volunteer HQ
Past Chair, Region II

Sam Brown

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Brigham Young University
Treasurer, Region II; Chair, 2022 Annual Conference Committee
Sam Brown is director of international services at BYU. He leads the office team in assisting students and exchange visitors to maintain status and in providing supporting programs. Sam received a BA in English, an MPA and EdD in educational leadership and Foundations from BYU. He also received an...

Katie Van Wyk, MS

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Katie Van Wyk
The University of Arizona
2022/2023 Conference Planner
Katie Van Wyk serves as the Associate Director of International Enrollment Counseling at the University of Arizona. She holds on M.S. Ed in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Bachelors in Mathematics and Spanish.

Jennifer Frankel

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Jennifer Frankel
International Student Insurance
Florida State Rep, Region VII; Development Coordinator, Region II

Erin Tomkins

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Colorado State University
Regulatory Ombudsperson

Kara LaSota

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Kara LaSota
University of Northern Colorado
Regulatory Ombudsperson, Region II

Cristi Maetani

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Brigham Young University
Knowledge Community ISSS Liaison, Region II

Daniel Watson

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Daniel Watson
ISEP Study Abroad
Communications Representative, Region II

Kara Ryf

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Kara Ryf
Northwest College
Community College Representative, Region II

Lauren Humphrey

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona State Representative, Region II

Megan Abbey

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Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State Representative, Region II

Connor Willingham

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Connor Willingham
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Nebraska State Representative, Region II

Ivet Rosev

University of New Mexico
New Mexico State Representative, Region II

Alli McMullin

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Dixie State University
Utah State Representative, Region II

Erika Saunders

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Erika Saunders
University of Wyoming
Wyoming State Representative, Region II

Holly Jeide

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Montana State University
Montana State Representative, Region II
Holly Jeide was born and raised in Montana, though life has taken her far beyond the borders of the Treasure State and recently brought her back home again. Since March 2022, Holly has been working as a compliance specialist within the Office of International Programs’ International Student &...