The following NAFSA members have volunteered their time, support, and expertise to serve on the current Region XII Team. Please feel free to contact them for assistance.

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Travis Pentz

Travis Pentz
University of California, San Francisco
2021 Regional Conference Planner Cohort Co-Coach
Travis Pentz is the study abroad manager and international liaison at University of California –San Francisco, is a 2021 regional conference planner cohort co-coach. Travis has held education abroad positions at several public universities in California, in both the UC and CSU systems. As an adviser...

Malou Amparo

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University of California, San Diego
2021 Regional Treasurer Cohort Coach
Maria Lourdes (Malou) Amparo Robas is the assistant director of resident life at University of California – San Diego, is the 2021 regional treasurer cohort coach. Malou served on the Region XII team as treasurer from 2017-2019. She previously served as the Region XII conference volunteer...

Keri Toma

Keri Toma
San Jose State University
Secretary, Region XII

Kevin Long

Kevin Long
University of California, San Francisco
Membership & Mentorship Representative, Region XII

Alex Nichol

Alex Nichol
International Education Center at Diablo Valley College
Communications Coordinator, Region XII

Adilia Ross

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University of Nevada, Reno
Education & Training Coordinator, Region XII

Zachary Frieders

Zachary Frieders
University of California, Davis
Chair-elect, Region XII
Among his more notable achievements, Zachary implemented more affordable programs during uncertain economic times and achieved success by increasing enrollments on abroad programs. He has fostered productive and amicable relationships during a time of great organizational change while at UC Davis...

Rikki Mitsunaga

Rikki Mitsunaga
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
IEM Representative, Region XII Hawaii & Pacific District Team

Nusha Shishegar

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Glendale Community College
Regulatory Ombud - Students, Region XII

Matthew Loehrer

Matt Loehrer
University of California, San Francisco
Regulatory Ombud - Scholars, Region XII

Mary Alurwar

Mary Alurwar
University of California, Davis
Postdoc Representative, Region XII

Dennis Chase

Dennis Chase
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa - Outreach College
Conference Co-Chair, Region XII

Susan Oh

Susan Oh
University of California, Los Angeles
Advocacy Representative, Region XII

Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown
Truckee Meadows Community College
State Rep (Nevada), Region XII
Natalie Brown has been working in higher education for over twenty years and particularly enjoys working with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She serves as the director of the international student services at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV. In addition to...

Kelly Zuniga

Kelly Zuniga
UCLA
Regulatory Ombudsperson - Scholars, Region XII
Kelly Zuniga is an exchange visitor (J-1) advisor at UCLA, where she advises over 2,600 international scholars and students on J-1 visa regulations, campus life, and intercultural learning. Additionally, she is an instructor for international students of the American Collegiate Los Angeles program...

Sarah Brockmeyer

Sarah Brockmeyer
Workshops and Resources Coordinator, Region XII Northern District
Sarah Brockmeyer is the assistant director of international students and scholars at Santa Clara University. In her current position she is responsible for developing best practices for student and scholar advising, managing orientation and programming, and training advisors. Sarah serves as her...

David Wick, EdD

David Wick
KC TLS Liaison, Region XII
David Wick has worked in international education since 1988. His experience includes leading study abroad efforts at a youth exchange organization, Arkansas State University, San Francisco State University, and Santa Clara University. Wick’s international experience includes study in Mexico, France...