October 27, 4:00 p.m. EDT

Join NAFSA for a special panel discussion to discuss the results of a new report, Developing a Globally Competitive Workforce Through Study Abroad. NAFSA partnered with Emsi, a labor market research firm, to measure the impact of education abroad on workforce development. Emsi analyzed hundreds of millions of U.S. job postings and professional profiles to determine the connection between study abroad and employer-desired skills.

Moderated by NAFSA board member Nelson Cunningham, panelists include Trevor Gunn, vice president for international relations at Medtronic, and Lorie Johns Paulez, director of education abroad at Georgia Institute of Technology. NAFSA executive director and CEO Esther Brimmer, DPhil, will provide welcoming remarks.

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Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil

NAFSA CEO Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Executive Director and CEO
Esther Brimmer, DPhil, serves as the executive director and chief executive officer of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Dr. Brimmer’s distinguished career includes three appointments within the U.S. Department of State, serving most recently as the assistant secretary for international...

Nelson W. Cunningham, JD

Nelson Cunningham
McLarty Associates
Member-at-Large, NAFSA Board of Directors
Nelson W. Cunningham, JD is president and cofounder of McLarty Associates. Under Cunningham's leadership, McLarty Associates has developed into a firm with global reach and a global team of more than 100 seasoned international specialists in 21 countries. Previously, Cunningham served in the White...

Trevor Gunn

Trevor Gunn
Trevor Gunn is vice president, international relations for Medtronic, the world's largest medical technology company. Trevor was formerly long-time director of the Commerce Department's Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) the clearinghouse for U.S. government...

Lorie Johns Páulez

Lorie Johns Páulez
Georgia Institute of Technology
Lorie Johns Páulez is the director of education abroad at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She has worked in international education since 1999 for organizations and institutions in the U.S. and in Spain. Her professional experience includes strategic planning in international...

Jill Allen Murray

Jill Allen Murray
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Deputy Executive Director, Public Policy
Jill Allen Murray is Deputy Executive Director, Public Policy at NAFSA: Association of International Educators where she leads the organization’s public policy engagement, including congressional, administrative, media and constituent advocacy strategy and implementation. Prior to joining NAFSA, Ms...