Janel Dumbre holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Lamar University. She has been a professional in the field of international education since 2004. She is currently an academic advisor at SABIC’s Scholarship Program in Houston, Texas. Prior to this, she worked at Rice University in the Office of International Students and Scholars and at the University of Houston-Clear Lake as the associate director of international admissions and advising. She has served as a DSO/PDSO for over 12 years. She was the Chair of the Houston Forum of Advisors of Internationals and interacted closely with government officials both on the federal and state level.
She served as Dean for the NAFSA E-Learning Course “F-1 Beyond the Basics: Employment and Training” and is a member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps. She has enjoyed being a lead trainer and co-trainer for several NAFSA CEP workshops. She has served as the Communication Liaison for Region III and looks forward to expanding her network and impact as an Academy coach. Janel is married, has two children under the age of seven, loves to travel, and loves sweet iced tea.