The EA RP is charged with identifying regulatory practice issues that need action through government agency liaison by NAFSA staff or team members as requested by staff. The EA RP Committee assists NAFSA's vice president for public policy and practice (VPPPP) to communicate regulatory practice issues to members and identifies longer term public policy issues and forwards those to the VPPPP.

The EA RP team works hard to address regulatory practice issues that affect a broad variety of areas including federal financial aid regulations, education abroad visa issues, Clery Act reporting, and federal resources for education abroad professionals such as services available through American Citizen Services at the U.S. Dept. of State or the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).

EA RP Subcommittees

The EA RP subcommittees are made up of members with specific expertise in the education abroad field. The subcommittees assist the EA RP to prioritize regulatory issues for NAFSA. The EA RP currently has two subcommittees: Consular Affairs Liaison (CAL) Subcommittee and the Federal Financial Aid Subcommittee.

Katherine Mary Meyer

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Katherine Meyer
Hamline University
Chair, EA RP Committee
Katherine Mary, "Kate", has been in international education for over a decade in various forms: study abroad student from a low-socioeconomic/rural/first-gen background, EFL teacher, financial aid admin, and within study abroad offices. Their experience and years of service have led to concentrated...

Jason Sanderson, PhD

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Georgetown University
Member-at-Large, EA RP Committee
Jason Sanderson, PhD, is the assistant director of curriculum integration and assessment at Georgetown University's Office of Global Education, where he has advised students interested in a variety of programs in Europe and Africa since 2004. He works closely with faculty on issues related to...

Holly Hudson

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Holly Hudson
Texas A&M University
Chair, Federal Financial Aid Subcommittee
Holly Hudson has been working in international education for close to 20 years and currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Global Engagement at Texas A&M University. She is an advocate for access and inclusion in education abroad and frequently presents at the national and regional...

Mark Eckman

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Member-at-Large, EA RP Committee
Mark Eckman is the director of education abroad at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a role he began in the fall of 2019. Prior to that he led the Study Abroad Office at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In both roles Mark has also worked as a deputy Title IX coordinator, focusing on...

Gina Mahfood

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Gina Mahfood
CEA CAPA Education Abroad
Member-at-Large, EA RP Committee
Gina has been working in education for about 20 years, with experience in international education, post-secondary enrollment, learning and educational development, and industrial and organizational improvements. Gina earned a BA in psychology from Washington and Jefferson College and began her...

Rebecca James

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CEA CAPA Education Abroad
Consular Liaison at Large
Based in New York City, Rebecca is CEA’s regional director–east where she cultivates and maintains relationships with study abroad offices, faculty and staff at U.S. colleges and universities to help support their education abroad goals. Prior to joining CEA in August 2009, Rebecca worked as the...
Federal Financial Aid Subcommittee
Consular Affairs Liaisons Subcommittee