WorldStrides Higher Ed
Advisory Board

Established in the Spring of 2000, our Advisory Board has proven to be a valued asset to our organization. The Board serves as a means to clearly understand and accurately respond to the needs of the institutions and students with whom we work. The Board is constituted by up to twenty-five members, each voluntarily serving a three-year term. Board members provide valuable advice regarding matters such as program development, quality assurance and student health and safety, and security concerns. In addition, a special committee of board members assists with the process of reviewing scholarship applications and determining recipients. An Executive Committee of the Board, made up of no more than five board members, also engages with WorldStrides Higher Ed leadership regarding our mission, goals and provides additional assessments of our programs and operations. The Board is of tremendous value to our organization, and we applaud each member for the time and effort that they contribute to our development in the ever-evolving world of international education.

Sylvie Burnet-Jones
Director, Education Abroad
University of Colorado, Boulder

Yana Cornish
Director, Global Education
University of Georgia

Dan Hart
Associate Director, International Health, Safety & Security, Global Education Office
Arizona State University

Angela Howard
Associate Provost, Global Engagement
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Aimee Jones
Director, Education Abroad
Colorado State University

Niamh Larson
Executive Director, Education Abroad and Exchanges
University of Kentucky

Jennifer Ley
Director, Education Abroad
Pace University

Amanda Maurer
Director, Education Abroad Office
University of South Florida

Leo Meijer
Director, Education Abroad/Study USA
University of New Hampshire

Kelly Newlon Ph.D.
Director, Global Learning
Washington State University

Ashley Neyer
Director of Academic Programs Abroad
Louisiana State University

Christa Olson
Executive Director, Global Engagement
The College of New Jersey

Emily Ostenson
Assistant Director, Education Abroad
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Carolina Robinson, Ph.D.
Director, Education Abroad
The University of Alabama

Jose Sainz, Ph.D.
Director, Center for International Education and Associate Professor of Spanish
University of Mary Washington

Christina Sanchez, Ph.D.
Associate Provost, Global Engagement
California Lutheran University

Gabriella Santoro Pires
Director, Experiential Global Learning
University of Connecticut

Laura Semenow
Director, Global Education
Eckerd College

Sarah Simmonite
Assistant Director, Education Abroad
College of Charleston

Jeannie Simmons
Director, Global Education
The Ohio State University

Cari Vanderkar
Assistant Vice Provost, International Programs
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Shanna Vincent
Director, Education Abroad
University of Oklahoma

Emelee Volden
Director, Office of International Education
University of Denver

Tim White
Director, International Academic Initiatives
Montclair State University

Virginija Wilcox
Associate Dean, International and Off-Campus Programs
Bethel University


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