An in-depth analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 on international students and scholars, including results from NAFSA's financial impact survey, our Congressional asks, and how to get involved in moving these asks forward.

The success of policy and advocacy efforts to support the international education field during and after the COVID-19 pandemic will be greatly bolstered by an informed and active constituency. Don’t miss this chance to add your voice and professional expertise to this important forum!

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Shannon Bedo

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Houston Christian University
Advocacy Representative, Region III
Shannon Bedo is the Director of International and Veteran Student Services at Houston Christian University, where she leads efforts for recruiting, admissions, immigration, and programming for the international and veteran student population. She has previously served at Baylor College of Medicine...

Heather Stewart

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Counsel and Director of Immigration Policy
Heather Stewart is the counsel and director of immigration policy in the public policy department of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Prior to her position at NAFSA, Heather was the government relations counsel at the American Council on International Personnel and liaison associate...