Collegial Conversation
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April 27, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Register Today

During the pandemic international programs have had to find new and creative ways to stay engaged with prospective students. Join a cross-NAFSA panel of study abroad practitioners and admissions leaders as they share their experiences with social media and highlight the best and most effective practices.

These live, online conversations cover a variety of international education topics. They are free of charge and last one hour. A valid NAFSA member login is required to register for all Collegial Conversations. This collegial conversation will feature a discussion of model practices in social media for international education.

Candace Ricks

Candance Ricks
Worldstrides-International Studies Abroad
Candace Ricks is the Northeast regional director of University Partnerships for Worldstrides-International Studies Abroad and is based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Worldstrides-ISA team, she taught a diverse range of students in locations such as Turkey, China, and Laos where she was...

Matt Schiesel

Matt Schiesel
Siena College
Matt Schiesel is the assistant director for study abroad at Siena College in Loudonville, NY. Prior to joining Siena, he was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Poland. He holds an MA in English focusing on Writing Practices: Rhetorics and Technologies from the University at Albany and a BA in...

Gina Schmitz

Gina Schmitz
University of Southern Indiana
Gina Schmitz is originally from Nicaragua, she graduated from the University of Mobile in 2000 and completed her MBA at USI in the spring of 2020. In 2018 she began a new role as an international admissions coordinator. Her passion and energy drove her to help her new coworkers in their development...

Kristoffer Toribio

Kristoffer Toribio
Orange Coast College
Kristoffer Toribio has 12 years of professional experience in undergraduate admissions, recruitment, and international education. He began his career at the Office of Admissions for his alma mater, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and currently serves as the manager, international admissions for...