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Region IV team

NAFSA Region IV is one of NAFSA's 11 geographic regions. Each region is governed by an elected chair and a team of representatives from the various NAFSA professional sections and educator groups.

Interested in joining the NAFSA Region IV Team? View job descriptions for all NAFSA Region IV team positions.

Contact a regional team member based on their position responsibilities. Contact information can be found on the NAFSA member directory.

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Kat Worley

Kat Worley
Iowa State University
Kat Worley is the communications coordinator for Region IV. Kat Worley serves as an international student adviser at Iowa State University and as NAFSA Region IV's communications coordinator. Since joining the world of international education in 2008, Kat has been an instructor, an adviser, and a...

Deb Maertens

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North Dakota State University
Deb Maertens is the conference local arrangements representative for Region IV.

Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson
North Dakota State University
Sara Johnson is the student regulatory ombudsperson for Region IV.

Becky Zama

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Iowa State University
Becky Zama is the scholar regulatory ombudsperson for Region IV.

Desiree Waits

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Washington University in Saint Louis
Desiree Waits is the public policy representative for Region IV.

Steve Rude

Steve Rude
Des Moines Area Community College
Steve Rude is the community and two-year college representative for Region IV. Steve works as an international student adviser at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Steve is fortunate to work with all of the international students that come and study at DMACC. One of the things that Steve...

Becky Hanson

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University of Iowa
Becky Hanson is the international enrollment management (IEM) representative for Region IV.

Thomas Merlot

Missouri Valley College
Thomas Merlot is the international student and scholar services (ISSS) representative for Region IV.

Emily Dougherty

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University of North Dakota
Emily Dougherty is the education abroad (EA) representative for Region IV.

Leigh Neys

Leigh Neys
Leigh Neys is the international education leadership (IEL) representative for Region IV. Neys is the director of the Office of International Programs at Northern State University (NSU) in Aberdeen, SD. She provides leadership and expertise in the development and realization of a vision for campus...

Tara Harvey

Tara Harvey
True North Intercultural
Tara Harvey is the teaching, learning, and scholarship (TLS) representative for Region IV.

Karla McCollum

Karla McCollum
Karla McCollum is the Iowa representative for Region IV. Karla Weilbrenner McCollum is the director of international affairs at Indian Hills Community College. She holds a BA in business administration from Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO and an MBA from Western Governors University....

Hannah Olevson

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Academic Programs International (API)
Hannah Olevson is the Minnesota representative for Region IV.

Libby Claerbout

Libby Claerbout
Minot State University
Libby Claerbout is the North Dakota representative for Region IV. Libby Claerbout (MA international communication) is the director of international programs at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Libby is responsible for the development of support services and institutional systems for...