NAFSA's eleven regions welcome you to join us at the NAFSA All-Region Summit, a special virtual conference held October 4 - 22, 2021. Participants gain access to live and on-demand region-specific content, as well as shared activities and events. This first-ever combined regional event will provide participants with new learning, networking, and engagement opportunities.
Region XII Team
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.
Irvine Valley College
Chair, Region XII
Christina Delgado is the Director, International Student Program at Irvine Valley College and is the Chair for Region XII. Christina has been involved with NAFSA on both the Region and District level throughout her career. Most recently she served as the Community College Rep (2018-2019) and the...
Glendale Community College
Chair Elect, Region XII
Nusha Shishegar began her international student services career at UC Irvine Extension in 2001. She has previously held positions as P/DSO and/or A/RO at Claremont Graduate University, CSU San Bernardino’s College of Extended Learning, and Keck Graduate Institute. In 2019, she assumed her present...
San Jose State University
Past Chair, Region XII
Keri Toma is the International Programs Manager and Communications Specialist for the International Student and Scholar Services office at San José State University (SJSU), where she develops and implements co-curricular programs to help international students and scholars connect, engage, explore...
Mt. San Antonio College
Treasurer, Region XII
Raelyn Alvarez works on the Administrative side of International Education at Mt. San Antonio College. Raelyn has been involved with NAFSA and international education for over 5 years. Raelyn has worked in community college for over 10 years and has experience in budget management, recruitment, and...
Treasurer Apprentice, Region XII
Ashley is an Operations Specialist at the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) and works with programs in Canada, China, Spain, and Taiwan. She graduated from UC San Diego and began her international education career teaching English in Chang Mai, Thailand. After she returned, she was an ESL...
Secretary, Region XII
Donna Cameron serves as the Associate Manager for Higher Education at IELTS USA. She is the Regional Representative for the Western US and part of the Mid-West. She has worked with IELTS for 9 years, and prior to this position, Donna worked in Admissions as a Director of Admissions Operations and...
San Jose State University
Communications Coordinator, Region XII
Victoria Hudak currently serves as an International Student Advisor at San Jose State University, and now serves as the Communications Coordinator for Region XII. Victoria has worked in international education for 10 years, in positions ranging from ESL teacher to coordinating international programs...
University of California, San Francisco
Conference Chair, Region XII
Travis has held education abroad positions at several public universities in California, in both the UC and CSU systems. As an Adviser and Study Abroad Manager he has supported students studying in all regions around the globe, and has worked across campuses and university systems to help develop...
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Conference Chair, Hawaii & Pacific Islands District Representative Region XII
Xiaoxin Ivy Mu (穆晓馨) has been the International Program Coordinator in Graduate Division at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa since 2016. A NAFSA member since 2016, Mu served as the ISSS representative for the Hawaii/Pacific District from 2019 to 2021. Mu currently is the Chair Elect of the Hawaii...
UC Santa Barbara
Conference Apprentice, Region XII
Erik is currently the Assistant Director of the Office of International Students & Scholars at UC Santa Barbara. Erik oversees the international student services team and provides advising to F-1 and J-1 students as well as H-1B scholars. His international education career spans 14 years...
Development Coordinator, Region XII
Jay Bartletti received his BA in Psychology and Latin American & Iberian Studies from UC Santa Barbara and his MA in International Education from The George Washington University. He has varied work experience in the corporate sector, higher education career services, and for the past fifteen years...
Mentorship/Membership, Region XII
Kerry Gonzales is the Assistant Director of the Office of International Programs at Whittier College, where she is responsible for International Student Services and Faculty-Led programs. She holds a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific...
Loyola Marymount University
Education and Training Coordinator, Region XII
Denise Folga is the Director of the Office for International Students & Scholars at Loyola Marymount University and has worked in the field of international education for more than 25 years. Denise has been involved with NAFSA on the National, Region and District level throughout her career. Most...
San José State University
Northern California District Representative, Region XII Northern District
Erin Kelly-Weber is a Senior Program Specialist in the Study Abroad and Away office at San Jose State University, where she supports faculty, international partners and students in developing short-term study abroad programs. Previously, she supported international high school students on the J-1...
Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) at the University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada District Representative, Region XII
Kevin Hyunjae Sung is an International Development Specialist of the Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) at the University of Nevada, Reno. Originally from South Korea, Kevin came to the U.S. to study ESL at the Intensive English Language Center (IELC) at UNR. After completing the ESL...
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
KC Education Abroad - Region XII
Kathy Tran is the Outbound Advisor and Exchange Specialist for the Manoa International Exchange program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the outbound exchange process for all UHM students.
KC International Enrollment Management, Region XII
Jinous Kasravi began her work in the field advising low-income high school students and access to higher education for this population. She expanded on this during her graduate studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and focused her research on increasing the numbers of underrepresented...
University of California, San Francisco
KC International Student & Scholar Services, Region XII
Matthew has been in the field of International Education for over 15 years and hold an MA in International Education Management from the Monterrey Institute of International Studies. Since 2015, he has been working for the University of California, first at Berkeley then at UCSF where he is...
San Jose State University
KC Teaching, Learning & Scholarship and KC International Education Leadership, Region XII
Parinaz Zartoshty is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Interim Director of Study Abroad and Away (SAA) at San Jose State University (SJSU). She is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the ISSS and SAA departments. Parinaz entered the field of...
Santa Monica College
Advocacy Representative, Region XII
Denise Kinsella has worked in international education since 1991. She started her international student career at a private language school, then moved to the California Community College system where she has worked with F-1 students and with study abroad programs. She has served in several...
CEA CAPA Education Abroad
Advocacy Apprentice, Region XII
Randeep is a higher education professional and more specifically a Career Counselor and International Educator. In her current role, Randeep serves as Institutional Relations Manager at CAPA. Prior to this, Randeep spent the first part of her professional career developing global internship programs...
University of California, Davis
ISS RP Representative, Region XII
Mary has been in the field of International Education for over 10 years and hold an MA in TESOL/ Linguistics from SIUE. Since 2014, she has been working for the University of California, Davis initially as an international student advisor focusing on F-1 and J-1 student employment and other student...
UC San Francisco
Postdoc Rep, Region XII
Holly Nigorizawa is the International Programs Director of Career Advancement, International and Postdoctoral Services (CAIPS) at UC San Francisco. She develops policies and procedures for international employees in collaboration with HR and maintains strategic campus partnerships to advocate on...
Contra Costa Community College District
Community Colleges Representative, Region XII
Steven Hales is the Dean of International Education for the Contra Costa Community College District. He has worked in international education as a teacher, teacher educator, and academic manager/administrator across three continents for 17 years. In addition to NAFSA, Steven has been involved with...
K-12 Representative, Region XII
Niko Garbacz has worked as a program administrator, teacher and teacher educator for over 20 years, supporting teachers and admin in K-12 and adult education in the U.S., Timor-Leste, and Germany. He holds a joint MPA/MA in Int. Ed. Mgmt. from the Middlebury Institute, focusing on Intercultural...