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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Keri Toma

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Keri Toma
San Jose State University
Chair, Region XII
Keri Toma currently serves as the International Programs Manager at San José State University, where she develops and implements co-curricular programs to help international students and scholars connect, engage, explore, and thrive. Keri has worked in higher education for nearly two decades as...

Christina Delgado

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Irvine Valley College
Chair-Elect, Region XII
Christina Delgado is the Director, International Student Program at Irvine Valley College and is the Chair-Elect 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...

Zachary Frieders

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Zachary Frieders
University of California, Davis
Past-Chair, Region XII
Zachary is Founding Executive Director of the UC Davis Global Learning Hub in Global Affairs. The Global Learning Hub, launched in Fall 2019, is the student-facing home of UC Davis' Global Education for All initiative and provides centralized administration of 60+ faculty-led study abroad programs...

Jay Bartletti

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Academic Programs International (API)
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...

Jason Lau, PhD

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Sonoma State University
Treasurer Apprentice, Region XII
Jason Lau, PhD, has over twenty years of experience in higher education. He is the executive director and senior business officer of the School of Extended and International Education at CSU Sonoma State University. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Santa Rosa Junior College. He holds a PhD in...

Donna Cameron

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Donna Cameron
IELTS USA
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...

Nusha Shishegar

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Glendale Community College
Conference Planner, 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...

Nat Civ

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Santa Clara University
Communications Coordinator, Region XII
Natasha (Nat) Civ currently serves as the Study Abroad Advisor at Santa Clara University, where she connects students with global opportunities, and learn how to incorporate their international experiences into personal, professional, and academic goals. Outside of work you'll find Nat studying...

Travis Pentz

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Travis Pentz
University of California, San Francisco
Conference Apprentice, 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...

Xiaoxin Ivy Mu

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Xiaoxin Ivy Mu
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Conference Apprentice, 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...

Kevin Long

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Kevin Long
University of California, San Francisco
Membership & Mentorship Representative, Region XII
Kevin has over 20 years of experience in international education, including 8 years living and teaching abroad in three countries. He has extensive knowledge, experience, and belief in the field of mentoring, both as a mentor and mentee. He has served as a coach in the NAFSA Academy, and is always...

Kerry Gonzales

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Whittier College
Education and Training Coordinator, 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...

Ziva Armstrong

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Ziva Shachar
UC Berkeley
Northern California District Representative, Region XII
Ziva is an academic advisor for the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley. Previously, she spent two years as an international student advisor with UC Berkeley Extension's International Student Services, where she advised on F-1 visas, housing, academics, and student life. Prior to her role...

Kylie Blount

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Kylie Blount
Southern California District Representative, Region XII
Kylie currently works at Absolute Internship as the Partnership Development Manager. She holds a BA in intercultural studies and international politics from Westminster College and a MA in international education from SIT Graduate Institute. Over the past fourteen years in the field her work has...

Kalehua Kamakawiwoole

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Honolulu Community College
Hawaii District Representative, Region XII
Kalehua Kamakawiwo‘ole is an ESL Instructor at Honolulu Community College. She has 30+ years of experience in the field of international education. Kalehua has served as the Membership Secretary, Chair Elect, and is looking forward to her new roles as the Chair for the NAFSA Region XII Hawaii...

Lisa Davies

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AIFS Study Abroad
KC Education Abroad, Region XII
Lisa Davies is Vice President for University Relations with Academic Programs International (API). With 20 years of experience in education abroad, she establish partnerships with US institutions to support their campus internationalization initiatives and to provide international opportunities for...

Parinaz Zartoshty

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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...

Matthew Loehrer

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Matt Loehrer
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...

Denise Kinsella

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Santa Monica College
Advocacy Apprentice, 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...

Steven Hales

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Steven Hales
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...

Erik Williams

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Erik Williams
UC Santa Barbara
Regulatory Ombudsperson Students & ISSSRP Rep, 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 and provides advising to F-1 and J-1 students as well as H-1B scholars. His international education career spans 13 years incorporating a...

Chimin Lee Metzler

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Chimin Lee Metzler
Loyola Marymount University
Advocacy Representative, Region XII
Chimin Lee Metzler has worked in international education since 1990 and is currently serving as Associate Director of OISS at Loyola Marymount University. As a former international student, she is an advocate of international students and scholars in areas related to immigration and an active...

Jason Lawrence

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Jason Lawrence
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Nevada District Representative, Region XII
Jason Lawrence is currently the Deputy Director of Scholars at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he has worked since 2016. He first began his career in international and higher education at the University of North Dakota in 2011. Jason is currently the Nevada District Representative for 2022...

Jinous Kasravi

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Jinous Kasravi
Diversity Abroad
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...