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Heidi Fischer

Heidi Fischer
Old Dominion University
Chair, Region VIII
Heidi Fischer, PhD in higher education program from Old Dominion University. Her dissertation research centers around education abroad outcomes at US community colleges. Previously, Heidi worked in education abroad at universities in Region VII where she facilitated student exchanges and...

Kristin Spiker

Kristin Spiker
Community College of Allegheny County
Past Chair, Region VIII

Mark Dennis

Mark Dennis
Virginia Tech
KCISSS Liaison, Region VIII
Mark Dennis is a senior international student advisor and outreach coordinator at Virginia Tech with years of experience working in both private and public higher education. He has an MA in theological studies from the Liberty University School of Divinity and a BA in philosophy from Roanoke College...

Kasie Reyes

Kasie Reyes
Old Dominion University
Regulatory Ombudsman, Student Issues, Region VIII
Kasie Reyes is the deputy director of the Center for Global Engagement at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA in international affairs, and from Old Dominion University with an MA in humanities. She lives very close to ODU, and you...

Ramona Kirsch

Ramona Kirsch
Hollins Abroad
Conference Planner, Region VIII
Ramona Kirsch has over 20 years of experience in internationalizing curriculum and campuses, engaging students, and promoting mobility on a global scale. Kirsch has lived, worked and studied abroad and has traveled to over 35 countries, honing proficiency in leading diverse groups and educational...

Rachel Scholten

rachel scholten
Loyola University of Maryland
International Enrollment Management KC Liaison, Region VIII
Rachel Scholten is the director of international admission at Loyola University Maryland, and the international enrollment management liaison for NAFSA Region VIII. She has worked with international students from all corners of the world at all levels of study, from ESL to PhD. Ms. Scholten holds a...

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis
McDaniel College
Education Abroad KC Liaison, Region VIII
Elizabeth is the director of international and off-campus programs at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD, and has worked in the field of education abroad for nine years. She has a scholarly interest in the personal development of education abroad students and has done research on the identity...

Gina Dreyer

Gina Dryer
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Regulatory Ombuds for Scholar Issues, Region VIII
Gina Dreyer is an assistant director, international services in the Center for Global Engagement at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she has worked for over eight years. Gina works with F-1 students, J-1 students and scholars, and H-1B employees. She holds a BA in international languages...

Kimberley Cossey

Kimberly Cossey
Old Dominion University
Registrar, Region VIII
Kimberley Cossey serves as the NAFSA Region VIII registrar. She is a PhD student in the higher education program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Her dissertation research focuses on the relationship of academic research to strategic planning and practice at community colleges. Kim...

Ryan Geiger

Ryan Geiger
Penn State University
Secretary, Region VIII
Ryan Geiger has been working in international education for over 10 years. He is currently serving in the role of Northeast region international student adviser and global education coordinator at The Pennsylvania State University. Ryan advises international students on immigration and a wide...

Chelsea Cavlovic

Chelsea Cavlovic
University of Pittsburgh
Communicators Coordinator, Region VIII
Chelsea is a study abroad program manager at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Nursing. Prior to her role at Pitt she spent several years working at Carnegie Mellon University where she worked in positions that allowed her to develop the communication skills that she is bringing to the Region...

Kevin Yochim

Kevin Yochim
2U
Development Coordinator, Region VIII
Kevin Yochim is a graduate admissions coordinator at 2U, and education technology company in Lanham, MD. He has served as the Region VIII development coordinator since March 2020. Prior to working at 2U, he worked at American Councils for International Education and ISEP Study Abroad. In 2016 he...

Jennifer Ellis Fritz

Jennifer Fritz
Bucknell University
Member-at-Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC); Chair-Elect, Region VIII
Jennifer Ellis Fritz is the Associate Director of Bucknell University’s Office of Global Education and leads office initiatives, including strategic planning for policy and program development. For the past 15 years, Fritz has been an active member of NAFSA and across the field of international...

Todd Goen

todd goen
Christopher Newport University
2022 Academy Class 19 Chair-Designate; Academy Coach, Region VIII
Goen is a faculty member in the Department of Communication at Christopher Newport University, where he also serves the department as Internship Director and the Faculty Director of the Cultural Communication Abroad program in Benelux. Prior to his arrival at Christopher Newport, he held faculty...

Natalie Lobb

Natalie Lobb
University of Maryland
Virtual Programming Coordinator, Region VIII
Natalie Lobb is the international graduate student support specialist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has been working in the field since 2017. At UMBC, Natalie works within UMBC's Center for Global Engagement and Graduate School. She oversees the day to day operations of the...

Lucinda Morgan

Lucinda Morgan
Allegheny College
Treasurer, Region VIII
Lucinda Morgan has been the director of international education at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA since 2017. Previously she worked for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) creating study abroad and professional development programs. She speaks Mandarin and is conversational...