Karla McCollum, Director of Development for International Engagement for the Iowa State University Foundation, has over 15 years of international experience which encompasses the fields of international admissions, recruitment, diplomacy, and now advancement. Karla’s roles have taken her to Asia, South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Europe. Karla has had a varied career that has encompassed working with international students in education to governmental and citizen diplomacy efforts for the State of Iowa. Karla is now enjoying working in the field of advancement and helping international alumni give back to Iowa State University. Karla has held the positions of Community College Rep and has twice held the Iowa State Rep for NAFSA Region IV. Karla has presented at NAFSA Region IV conferences and at the NAFSA Annual Conference and was given mention for Best of Conference for Community College presentations. Karla has earned a BA in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration with a Leadership emphasis.