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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.

Lara Pfaff

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University of Arizona
Past Chair, Region II

Sam Brown

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...

Megan Abbey

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Colorado School of Mines
Conference Planner, Region II

Jennifer Frankel

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International Student Insurance
Development Coordinator, Region II

Daniel Solomon

Dan Solomon
University of Denver
Knowledge Community EA Liaison, Region II

Erin Wish

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Colorado State University
Knowledge Community ISSS Liaison, Region II
Erin is the Manager of International Scholar Services at Colorado State University, with primary oversight of the J-1 scholar program. She has been in the CSU ISSS office since 2016. She has a bachelor's degree in social sciences from Washington State University and studied abroad in Australia as a...

Dilnoza Khasilova

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University of Wyoming
Knowledge Community TLS Liaison
Dr. Dilnoza Khasilova is an educator, researcher, and linguist with extensive global, cross-cultural, and inclusive experience. Dr. Dilnoza Khasilova holds her Ph.D. in Literacy Studies, Curriculum and Instruction Department within the College of Education and a minor in International Studies from...

Aaron Mendez

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The University of Utah
Communications Representative, Region II
Aaron Mendez, M.A. is an International Student Advisor at the University of Utah ensuring that international students are well supported throughout their programs to maintain their status and receive additional services. Aaron holds two Bachelor's degrees in Japanese and Asian Studies from the...

Alyssa Reed

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University of Kansas
Kansas State Representative, Region II
Alyssa serves as the Executive Assistant for International Affairs at The University of Kansas. She has a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Alyssa grew up in Hays, Kansas. At a young age, she realized her love for...

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 &...

Courtney Jacobson

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Northern Arizona University
Arizona State Representative, Region II
Courtney Jacobson is currently the Director of International Student and Scholar Services at Northern Arizona University, where she works with international students, scholars and employees. She has worked in international student and scholar offices at small, medium and large universities, both...

Traci Gunderson

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Nebraska State Representative, Region II

Rob Llewellyn

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Brigham Young University
Utah State Representative, Region II

Melissa Aragon

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University of New Mexico
New Mexico State Representative, Region II

Scott Funk

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University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado & Wyoming State Representative, Region II
Scott Funk is a Senior Program Manager in the Education Abroad office at University Colorado Boulder. He's been in the field and with the university since 2013, assisting students studying in Spain and Latin America or looking to intern abroad. He received his B.A. in Communication from CU in 2015...