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 to academic, internationalization, and conference programming. Previously, as senior director of internationalization services, Antonio helped develop NAFSA’s internationalization portfolio, working in the areas of comprehensive internationalization, institutional leadership, global partnerships, and strategic alignment. She joined the NAFSA staff in 2010, and prior to that held various NAFSA volunteer leadership positions.
Her experience in the field of international higher education and international development includes project and grant management; nongovernmental organizations; business development; event management; international enrollment management; English as a second language; sponsored student projects; and training, including positions at World Learning, the University of Central Florida, and the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization.
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.