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As a busy international education professional working in a one-person office, your day--and your inbox–is often overflowing. But despite this potential overload, the successful one-person office dynamo finds the time and resources needed to sustain important office functions while building a long-term vision and identifying strategies that keep them engaged and excited for their daily work.

This webinar features expert speakers who identify as a successful “one-person office” and work in multiple areas of the field. They will share their insights on maintaining a professional edge while staying flexible for growth opportunities.

In addition, this webinar will offer ideas, examples, and resources to help participants start implementing a strategy that best fits their personal goals and meets institutional needs.


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Improve communication strategies that build relationships and credibility with other offices and the community;
  • Leverage technology to assist with daily administrative functions and paperwork;
  • Increase efficiency to improve time management and streamline tasks;
  • Identify model practices for managing and mentoring student employees and volunteers.

This webinar will be relevant to those working in education abroad; international recruitment and admissions; international student and scholar services; risk management; internships; third-party providers; and extracurricular programs.

Sharing NAFSA webinars is a cost-effective method of staying up-to-date on the hottest topics facing the field today. Invite as many attendees as you wish for the price of one registration! Not able to attend? Purchase the recording for future use.


Heidi White
Durham Technical Community College

Heidi White is director of international student services and study abroad at Durham Technical Community College. Previously, she served as director of study abroad at Elon University and assistant director for SEVIS compliance at the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill. White has worked in English as a Second Language; international programming; international student and scholar advising; SEVIS compliance; study abroad; and international admissions. She has worked at community colleges, intensive language schools, large public institutions and smaller private institutions in the United States and abroad. White has been active in international education on the state, regional, and national levels by presenting, publishing, and leading trainings.

Elena Anderson-de Lay
The Brookings Institution

Elena Anderson-de Lay is director of the global mobility and visa services program at The Brookings Institution, a non-profit policy research organization where she has served since 2004. She specializes in global workforce development and employment-based immigration. Her work addresses the areas of U.S. and global immigration compliance; international relocations; nonresident alien taxes; and policy development. Prior to serving at The Brookings Institution, Anderson-de Lay focused primarily on immigration work within the international education field. She currently serves on NAFSA's Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KCISSS) as the International Scholar Advising (ISCA) Network Leader.

Paige Ramsey-Hamacher
Saint Leo University

Paige Ramsey-Hamacher is the director for multicultural and international services at Saint Leo University. Prior to joining Saint Leo University in 1996, Ramsey-Hamacher worked in the U.S. admissions office at Schiller International University. At Saint Leo, the Multicultural and International Services Office serves international students as well as U.S. students participating in study abroad. The office also works to promote diversity within the university by publicizing and helping plan events that target diverse populations. Ramsey-Hamacher has served as the community leader for NAFSA’s One-Person Office Specific Interest Group since 2014.