Originally from Venezuela, Deya's experience with international education began when she studied English as a second language in the UK for several years. Additionally, during her undergraduate studies in the U.S., she participated in a faculty-lead study abroad and service-learning program, which reiterated her passion for international education. She has worked in this field since 2014. Her career goal is to continue supporting international education in the U.S. by providing education abroad opportunities and high-quality services to both domestic and international students. In her current role as an International Programs Manager, she manages all the exchange and direct enroll partnerships, advises students participating in those programs, and has participated in some international student recruitment trips.