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As working international education managers with decades of international education management experience, the MDP Trainer Team is uniquely qualified to facilitate this program. The team is particularly adept at drawing on each individual participant's experience to enhance class learning.

Sara Easler, PhD

Sara Easler
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Management Development Program Trainer
Sara Easler, PhD, is the director of international programs and study abroad for the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, responsible for the development of international strategy, relationships, and international education opportunities. She has worked in the field...

Dulce Amor L. Dorado

University of California San Diego
Management Development Program Trainer
Dulce Amor L. Dorado is the director of the International Students and Programs Office at the University of California San Diego. Her 20+ year career in international education has included a variety of responsibilities such as leading a comprehensive international student service office at a large...

Linda Drake Gobbo

Antioch University - New England
Management Development Program Trainer
Linda Drake Gobbo is associate provost at Antioch University-New England and consultant in higher and international education. Earlier in 2019, she was named as professor emerita in international education at the SIT Graduate Institute (School for International Training), where she also had served...

Carola Smith

Carola Smith
Santa Barbara City College
Management Development Program Trainer
Carola Smith serves as dean of educational programs at Santa Barbara City College. She currently also serves as chair of the institution's Professional Development Advisory Committee and as co-chair of the International Education Advisory Committee. In her current role, she provides oversight for...

Ravi Srinivas

University of St. Thomas - Houston
Management Development Program Trainer
Ravi Srinivas currently directs the graduate program in liberal arts at the University of St. Thomas- Houston. He previously served as the associate vice president for academic affairs and in other administrative and academic for the past twenty-five years. As the SIO for six years, he represented...

Mladenka Tomasevic

Princeton University
Management Development Program Trainer
Mladenka Tomasevic is the senior associate director for international students at Princeton University. She has been in the field of international education since 2004, working at both public and private institutions. She has previously held a number of volunteer positions in NAFSA, including...


The presenters were meticulously prepared and very insightful…a wonderful example of how adult learning should be conducted.Participant, Washington, DC, 2014