Roopa Rawjee

Roopa Rawjee, EdD

Executive Director, Office of International Engagement
Illinois State University
Inaugural Mentor, NAFSA RISE Fellows

Roopa is the Executive Director of the Office of International Engagement at Illinois State University. As the senior international officer, she is responsible for all internationalization efforts at ISU. Previously, she was the Assistant Vice President, Office of Global Services, PDSO/RO at Northeastern University, and prior to that she served as primary designated school official (PDSO), alternate responsible officer (ARO), and assistant dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Roopa's experiences include teaching high school English and history in India, and English as a second language to international students. She is an educator at heart and believes that all interactions are learning experiences. Roopa has served NAFSA as member of the Leadership Development Committee (LDC), Trainer Corps and CEP Workshop dean, as well as coach and Chair of the NAFSA Academy. She is excited to be an AIEA Presidential Fellow for 2023.