Region VIII Team Members
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Lucinda Morgan is the Director for International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Previously she was Director of International Education at Allegheny College and worked at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She formerly taught future teachers in China at Jiangsu...
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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...
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...
George Mason University
Leslie Garrison has been working in higher education administration since pursuing a second BA at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She is currently pursuing a MA in Higher Education Administration at George Mason University. Her interest in International Education began as a volunteer with...
Local Arrangements Coordinator
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 40 countries, honing proficiency in leading diverse groups and educational...
Member at Large, Leadership Development Committee (LDC); Academy Coach
In July 2023, Ebony returned to her Alma Mater, Hampton University, to serve as the Director of International Students, Scholars, and Programs. She is excited to support the University and its 10-Year Strategic Plan, which includes internationalization of student experiences and academics. Prior to...
Regulatory Ombuds for Scholar Issues
Nichole is currently the Associate Director for the Office of International Student and Scholars at Lehigh University. Originally from Kentucky, Nichole has worked in Massachusetts for the last 10 years in various positions. Most recently as International Scholar and Student Advisor at University of...
Rachel Reed (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Program Director at Cultural Vistas, a non-profit that specializes in international exchange and professional development. In this role, she implements the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) as well as grant programs with U.S. Embassies abroad...
Lauren Devan is the Study Abroad Program Coordinator in the Office of International Education (OIE) at Randolph-Macon College (R-MC) in Ashland, VA. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the education abroad process for all semester and year-long study abroad participants at the College...
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...
University of Pittsburgh
Regulatory Ombudsman - Student Issues
Jean (she/ her/ hers) is an immigration specialist in the Office of International Services at the University of Pittsburgh. Jean is what they call a “boomerang” Pittsburgher! After growing up in the City of Bridges, she has studied, worked, and lived around the world before returning to her roots...
International Education Management (IEM) KC Liaison
Abby Love is the Associate Director of International Admissions at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania where she manages international recruitment, credential evaluation and the admissions for Intensive English, Undergraduate and the graduate level. Prior to this Abby worked in...
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Virtual Programming Coordinator
Ericka Schmidt is the Senior Technician, International Education at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) where she is focused on developing short-term faculty-led programming for and with students, faculty and the community at seven campuses within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area. A large part of...
James Madison University Center for Global Engagement
Conference Planning Apprentice
Angeline McMullin is the Associate Director of Study Abroad at the James Madison University Center for Global Engagement. Before beginning her work in higher education, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Liberal Arts in Organizational Leadership specializing in student...
Loyola University Maryland
Academy Coach, Region VIII
Rachel Scholten is Director of International Admission at Loyola University Maryland where she manages international recruitment, credential evaluation, and admission at the undergraduate level. Prior to this position she worked in international admission at Kent State University, Ohio University...
Josh Petter, has a master’s degree in Management, is a Consultant for Student Programs at LewerMark Student Insurance. Josh is responsible for NAFSA Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and for advises existing and new schools on risk management and insurance for inbound and outbound students. Josh has...
Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
Patricia serves as the Assistant Director of International Student Engagement at Lehigh University. Prior to this role, she worked in international admissions for 8 years at schools in Philly and Georgia and was fortunate to see a lot of the world in those roles! She earned her BA in Spanish from...
Region VIII TLS Representative
Dr. Shannon Fuhrman has over 10 years of experience in the higher education field, with the bulk of her time spent serving Christian colleges and universities. Presently, she serves as the Director of Training & Development for Regent University, where she also received her Ph.D. in Higher Education...
Region VIII, EA KC Liaison
Lyndsi Jones is the Assistant Director of Study Abroad & Away at Towson University. In her role at TU, she advises students heading to the UK & all of Europe, coordinates study abroad course registration, develops custom programs, plans pre-departure orientation, and more. Prior to joining the team...
Region VIII, ISSS KC Liaison
Danielle Lee Davis has worked in international education for nearly 10 years, starting with her very first university job, working in the English language lab as an undergraduate work-study. Since then, she has worked in a variety of roles across education abroad and international student and...
Cedar Crest College
International Education Leadership KC Liaison
Jonathan has been working in International recruitment and student services for over 15 years. He is currently the Director of International Student Services at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. As Director, Jonathan oversees International recruitment, immigration services, and...
Amanda Broome is the Assistant Director of Communications for International Affairs at Virginia Tech. She has been working in communications since 2015. At Virginia Tech, she works to ensure the great stories of international education and development are being told and being heard. In her free time...