Trainer Corps recognizes and celebrates our volunteer member leaders as not only subject matter experts in international education, but also as outstanding teachers and model trainers for our field.

Alisa Lopez

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Alicia Lopez
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Alisa Lopez leads admissions, enrollment management, and financial aid for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and she is serving as the NAFSA Trainer Corps Chair in 2022. She also leads business development and consulting for NEIS-Education. Prior to this role, she served as Executive...

Linda Melville, MIA, MA

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University of New Mexico
For more than 25 years, Linda Melville has served as an ESL instructor, international adviser, and interim director for international education. Currently the associate director in the Global Education Office at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Linda serves as the leader of...

Hiromi "Mei" Cooley

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University of California Hastings College of the Law
Trainer Corps Network Leader
Hiromi "Mei" Cooley is the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Mei has over 10 years of experience in international student and scholar advising, international student admissions, and new student orientation programming. She has been...

NAFSA’s Trainer Corps Trainer Development Team is responsible for overseeing the induction and onboarding of new Trainer Corps members as well as ongoing enrichment opportunities for current Trainer Corps members.

Nicholas Dunn

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Nick Dunn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nicholas Dunn is an experienced facilitator and international educator specializing in intercultural communication; operations and customer service improvement; and campus and community outreach. Drawing on his experiences as an English teacher, a Peace Corps Volunteer, a nonprofit volunteer...

Mandy Reinig

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Mandy Reinig
Virginia Wesleyan University
Mandy Reinig is the Director of Global Engagement at Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU). At VWU, she is working to increase study away participation through means of diversity and inclusion, bringing the institution in line with best practices, and developing new partnerships that create a more...

Sarah Gonzales

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University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Trainer Corps Trainer Development Team
Sarah Gonzales is Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. At UNLV she is in charge of recruitment, marketing and admissions for non-JD programs including the LLM in Gaming Law. She was previously Assistant Director, and Director of...

Nannette Ripmeester

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Expertise in Labour Mobility
Trainer Corps Trainer Development Team
Nannette Ripmeester is director of Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM). She is passionate about customizing solutions for international labour mobility. Nannette holds extensive knowledge on what makes graduates internationally employable through assignments for large corporate clients and higher...

Core Education Program Deans

Each NAFSA Core Education Program (CEP) Workshop and e-Learning Course has a dean responsible for ensuring that their assigned workshop or course has continued learning and resources that are up-to-date and engaging.