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List of Mentors

The mentors who answer questions on this site consist of a diverse group of students, parents, faculty/staff, government, and business leaders from all over the United States. Students who recently studied abroad offer their insights into their experiences, parents answer questions regarding their concerns and feelings around their child going abroad, and professionals in the field share their expertise on topics such as choosing the right program, coping with concerns prior to, during, and after studying abroad, and many others. We hope that the information they provide will help answer your most important questions and give you valuable insight on the importance of study abroad for all students!

  • mentor picture Dawn Anderson
    Dawn Anderson
    Housemaster at MIT and a professional photographer
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Dawn is a housemaster at MIT and a professional photographer. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Office of International Study Programs and the Center for Experiential Education at Northeastern University. Prior to NU, she...
  • mentor picture LaNitra Berger
    LaNitra Berger
    Senior Manager of Research and Policy

    I am a senior manager of research and policy at NAFEO, where I promote international education on historically and predominantly black college campuses. I received a BA in international relations and art history from Stanford...
  • mentor picture Danilo Bonilla
    Danilo Bonilla
    International Programs Counselor
    UCLA Education Abroad Program

    I was born in Quito, Ecuador and lived there until the age of seven. My family and I moved to Southern California and have been living in the Ventura and Los Angeles Counties ever since. After graduating from high school, I...
  • mentor picture Ana Campos
    Ana Campos
    Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Student Housing
    University of Chicago

    I was born in Japan because my Mexican father went there for a year and a half to study dentistry with my U.S. born mother who taught English at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka. After two year stints each on the island of Guam...
  • mentor picture Kenya Casey
    Kenya Casey
    Study Abroad Advisor
    Emory University

    Kenya Casey is associate director of the Center for International Programs Abroad at Emory University. She advises for Africa and Asia, supervises full–time staff, and serves as the coordinator for the office's Minority...
  • mentor picture Starlett Craig
    Starlett Craig
    Academic Program Director
    Clemson University

    Starlett Craig began a career path in higher education administration more than twenty-five years ago. Prior to that, she had worked for various government agencies at the federal state and local level. From 1981-1989 she served...
  • mentor picture Patrick Frazier
    Patrick Frazier
    Director of International Education
    Quinnipiac University

    I am the Director of International Education at Quinnipiac University. I have a Bachelors Degree from Georgetown University and a Masters Degree from The American University in Cairo. I grew up in Rochester, NY, where my parents...
  • mentor picture Miloni Gandhi
    Miloni Gandhi
    Associate Director, International Recruitment, Office of Admissions
    University of Southern California

    I am an Associate Director, responsible for international student recruitment, in the Office of Admissions at the University of Southern California. Prior to this, I worked at the Center for Global Education at UCLA following...
  • mentor picture Yating Haller
    Yating Haller
    Assistant Director
    Global Engineering Program, Purdue University

    Having been born in Taiwan and growing up in Singapore, Yating has had the opportunity to experience different cultures on the first-hand basis. Earning the reputation of “The Global Nomad”, she decided to leave Asia and come to...
  • mentor picture  Marilyn Jackson
    Marilyn Jackson
    Assistant Director, Office of International Programs
    San Francisco State University

    Marilyn is Assistant Director at the Office of International Programs at San Francisco State University (SF State). She has over 15 years of experience in the field of international education. At SF State she is responsible for...
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