Region VIII Team Members
Community College of Allegheny County
Chair, Region VIII
Old Dominion University
Chair-Elect, Region VIII
Heidi Fischer is a PhD candidate in the higher education program at 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...
University of Pittsburgh
Past Chair, Region VIII
International Students and Scholar Services KC Liaison, Region VIII
Kelly Hughes is the assistant director of the International Student and Scholar Office at Towson University in Maryland, and has over 15 years' experience in international higher education. After a bachelor's degree at Mount Holyoke College, she studied as a grad student at the University of...
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...
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...
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Regulatory Ombuds for Scholar Issues, Region VIII
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Regulatory Ombuds: Student Issues Representative, Region VIII
Communications Coordinator, Region VIII
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...
Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator, Region VIII
Conference Planner, Region VIII
Sagasti Suppes, PhD, who immigrated from Peru as a child, started her work with immigrant communities in the United States when, at the age of sixteen, she completed a training course on teaching English as a second language and proceeded to teach on a volunteer basis in evening programs through the...
University of Richmond
Registrar, Region VIII
Christopher Newport University
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...