Denise Kinsella

Santa Monica College

Denise Kinsella is the CEP Workshop Dean for F-1 Student Advising for Beginners. She is currently the associate dean for international education at Santa Monica College. Santa Monica College is a public community college with an F-1 population of about 3,200 students from more than 100 countries. She has worked in international education since 1986. Kinsella is part of the NAFSA Trainer Corps and has presented at NAFSA Region XII and NAFSA national conferences. In her current position, she supervises the admissions, student support and advising staffs, including developing and delivering innovative orientation programs. She meets directly with the most complex and challenging student cases. She has her MA in intercultural administration with an emphasis in foreign student advising from the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont.