Melissa Deschamps is a regional educational advising coordinator (REAC) with EducationUSA, based in Doha, Qatar. She manages a dynamic portfolio of centers covering 13 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. With over 19 years of experience in the field of international education, she has worked in non-profit, university and governmental settings. Throughout her career, she has facilitated intercultural learning experiences, developed educational programs, managed exchange opportunities, and worked with both students and professionals in an advisory capacity. Melissa completed her education in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree in communication from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in international education, from New York University.