Ximena Corley is the CEP Workshop Dean for J-1 Advising for Beginners. She is a senior scholar adviser at Columbia University's international students and scholars office. She works in a large office that serves over 2,000 J-1 scholars a year. She also has experience working as an international student adviser. She has been working in the field of international education for 10 years. She previously worked at IIE and Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She has a MA in international affairs from The New School.