Erik is currently the Assistant Director of the Office of International Students & Scholars at UC Santa Barbara. Erik oversees the international student services and provides advising to F-1 and J-1 students as well as H-1B scholars. His international education career spans 13 years incorporating a variety of offices. Erik started out at Kaplan with ESL and Test Prep advising. He advised J-1 Au Pairs as part of the Intrax team then moved on to UCI Extension where he advised on ESL, Professional Certificate and University Prep programs.