Bonnie Bissonette

Bonnie Bissonette, EdD

Director, Education Abroad and International Safety
University of Maryland-Baltimore

Bonnie Bissonette, EdD, is the NAFSA Vice President for Public Policy and Practice.

Bissonette is currently Director, Education Abroad and International Safety for the Center for Global Education Initiatives at the University of Maryland-Baltimore. Bissonette’s NAFSA experience began as a mentee in the second NAFSA Academy class, followed by service as the Wisconsin legislative whip, and the community college representative on the Region V team. She was named NAFSA Advocate of the Year in 2007 and served on the NAFSA Board from 2008 to 2011. Bissonette has an EdD in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota, and an MA in international affairs and economics from George Washington University.