Dorothea Antonio serves as NAFSA's deputy executive director for knowledge development. She leads NAFSA’s contribution to thought leadership in international education and provides executive oversight on internationalization and global engagement, conference programming, and publications. She joined the NAFSA professional staff in 2010, and prior to that held various NAFSA volunteer leadership positions. Previously, as senior director of internationalization services, Antonio developed NAFSA’s internationalization portfolio, working in the areas of comprehensive internationalization, institutional leadership, global partnerships, and strategic alignment.
Her experience includes international higher education administration, association management, international development, strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, grant management, business development, event management, training, and recruitment and international enrollment management.
Antonio holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and business from the University at Albany and studied at the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City. She also has a TESOL certification from SIT Graduate Institute and a master’s degree in Latin American studies from The George Washington University.