2023 Region II Election

The 2023 Region II Election is now open! If you are a NAFSA member, please take a moment to cast your ballot.

Deadline: Monday, December 9, 2023

Contact Us

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
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...

Katie Van Wyk, MS

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

Jennifer Frankel
International Student Insurance
Development Coordinator, Region II

Erin Wish

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Colorado State University
Regulatory Ombudsperson

Cristi Maetani

Brigham Young University
Knowledge Community ISSS Liaison, Region II

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...

Daniel Watson

Daniel Watson
ISEP Study Abroad
Communications Representative, Region II

Lauren Humphrey

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University of Arizona
Arizona State Representative, Region II
Lauren Humphrey is the International Enrollment Manager at the University of Arizona. She has served in a variety of International Education roles from ISS to Admissions. She holds a M.S. in Leadership and a Bachelors in International Studies.

Megan Abbey

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Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State Representative, Region II

Alyssa Reed

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University of Kansas
Kansas 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 &...

Traci Gunderson

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Nebraska State Representative, Region II

Melissa Aragon

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University of New Mexico
New Mexico State Representative, Region II

Rob Llewellyn

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Brigham Young University
Utah State Representative, Region II