Jodi Simek is PDSO/RO at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Jodi's involvement in NAFSA includes the NAFSA Region V regulatory liaison for international students, NAFSA trainer corps, and recipient of the 2015 Patti Jones Award for Outstanding Leadership in Region V. In addition, Jodi also founded and leads technology user groups for ISSS technology product. Jodi also provides training for various other professional organizations. Jodi previously served as coordinator of the International Center at Washington State University and was awarded "Outstanding Adviser" by Campus Involvement. Jodi earned an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies at the University of Kansas.