The Region XI Government Regulations Advisory Committee (GRAC) is a sub-committee of the NAFSA Region XI Team that specializes in U.S. government laws, rules, and regulations (at the federal, state, and local level) as they pertain to international students and scholars enrolled, employed, or visiting educational institutions in the six New England states. GRAC works closely with the Regulatory Ombudspersons, the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KCISSS) Representative, and the Region XI Chair stream, who are all ex-officio members of the committee.

Team Members Contact Information Specialization
Elke Breker
Director, Office of Int'l Student & Scholar Services
Brown University
J. Walter Wilson, Suite 510
69 Brown Street, Box 1906
Providence, RI 02912
p: 401-863-2427
f: 401-863-7543
[email protected]
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Rajan Eapen
International Scholar Adviser, Office of Int'l Education
University of Vermont
#B101 633 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05405
p: 802-656-4296
f: 802-656-8553
[email protected]
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Kathy M. Foley
Associate Dean & Director, Int'l Student & Scholar Services
Middlebury College
Service Building, 84 South Service Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
p: 802-443-3032
f: 802-443-2063
[email protected]
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Elizabeth A. Goss, Esq.
GRAC Chair (2019-2020)
Founder, Goss Associates LLC
177 Milk Street, Ste. 605
Boston, MA 02110
p: 617-357-9300 x101
f: 857-991-1209
[email protected]
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Mihwa Lee
Senior Adviser,Office of Int'l Students & Scholars
Yale University
421 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
p: 202-432-2304
f: 203-432-2305
[email protected]
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Sal Mazzone
[email protected] F / J stu / J int / J sch
Anthony Pawelski
Int'l Adviser, Partners Office for International Professionals and Students (PIPS)
Partners HealthCare
Partners HealthCare System, 399 Revolution Drive, Ste 270
Somerville, MA 02145
p: 857-282-2422
f: 857-282-8104
[email protected]
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M. Andrea Popa
GRAC Chair Elect (2020-2021)
Director, International Student Affairs
Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
p: 617-824-3598
f: 617-824-8618
[email protected]
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Kate Sacco
SIW Coordinator
Director, Office of Int'l Student Services
Rhode Island School of Design
210 Benefit St., Rm 306
Providence, RI 02903
p: 401-709-8474
f: 401-454-6605
[email protected]
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Dawn Sedutto
Director, Int'l Student Services
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N River Rd.
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
p: 603-645-9676
f: 603-645-9603
[email protected]
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Susan Shea
Past SIW Coordinator (2019)
Associate Director, Office of Int'l Students & Scholars
Boston College, Thea Bowman House
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
p: 617-552-8005
f: 617-552-2190
[email protected]
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Specialists Contact Information Specialization
Jennifer O'Connor
K-12 Specialist
Director, Int'l Student Programs
Lawrence Academy
P.O. Box 992
Groton, MA 01450
p: 978-448-1550
f: 978-448-9208
[email protected]
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Ex-Officio Members Contact Information Specialization
Amanda Doran
Regulatory Ombudsperson - Scholar Issues (2017 - 2020)
Adviser to International Scholars, Int'l Scholars Office
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave. E18-209
Cambridge, MA 02139
p: 617-253-1781
f: 617-253-6624
[email protected]
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Shannon Gerber
Regulatory Ombudsperson - Student Issues (2017-2019)
SIW Coordinator Elect (2022)
SEVIS Data Specialist, Office of Global Services
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue, 405 Ell Hall
Boston, MA 02115
f: n/a
[email protected]
Ozan Say
Knowledge Community Representative ISSS (2019 - 2021)
Senior Adviser, Office of Int'l Students and Scholars
Yale University
421 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06511
p: 203-432-2303
f: 203-432-7166
[email protected]
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