LaNitra Berger

LaNitra Berger, PhD

Senior Director, Office of Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Education; Associate Director, African and African American Studies Program
George Mason University
NAFSA President and Chair of the Board of Directors

LaNitra Berger, PhD, is the senior director of fellowships in the Office of Undergraduate Education at George Mason University (GMU), where she has helped students secure more than 60 prestigious fellowships such as the Fulbright, Boren, Gilman, Truman, Udall, and Critical Language Scholarship awards. At GMU, Berger promotes internationalization through student advising, university service, and research. In 2015, she received the GMU Spirit of King Award for diversifying study abroad. She is an active member of the Diversity Abroad Network and volunteers with Globalize DC. Berger received her BA in art and international relations from Stanford University and her PhD in art history from Duke University.

LaNitra is the past vice president for Public Policy and Practice of NAFSA.