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Staff Accomplishments

Read about the Undergraduate Learning Abroad staff accomplishments.

January

  • Catrina DeBord was named to the NAFSA Region V Team as an Education Abroad Liaison

March

  • The following staff members presented at the International Educators of Illinois (IEI) Annual Conference at Harper College:
    • Catrina DeBord: Study Abroad 101 Workshop
    • Sara McGuinn: Advising Methods in Education Abroad (Workshop); IEI Mentorship Program; and Increasing Diverse Participation in Study Abroad
  • Catrina DeBord and Janka Peiper of Northwestern's International Relations office published an article in the spring 2018 edition of IIE Networker titled The Death of the Info Session: Leveraging Tech to Reach Gen Z.

May

  • The following staff members presented at the NAFSA Annual Conference in Philadelphia: 
    • Whitney Bennett presented Technology in Transition: Tools for Change in Education Abroad at the Technology Fair at the NAFSA Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
    • Karey Fuhs and Jenifer Zabel ("JZ") of Northwestern's International Office presented Fiscal Responsibility: Developing and Managing Budgets

October

  • Krista Buda Bethel presented a Community Discussion on International Education Advising for First-Gen & High Financial Need Students for a Diversity Abroad webinar.

2017-2018 Academic year

The following staff members served on Diversity Abroad's Diversity in Global Education Task Forces for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Krista Buda Bethel: First-Generation College Students & First Abroad Task Force
  • Karey Fuhs: Faculty Development Task Force

March

  • The following staff members presented at the International Educators of Illinois (IEI) Annual Conference at Kendall College:
    • Catrina DeBord: Study Abroad 101 Workshop
    • Sara McGuinn: IEI Mentorship Program
  • Krista Buda Bethel presented Creative & Innovative Solutions to Study Abroad Financing for a NAFSA webinar.

May

  • Whitney Bennett presented Learning Management Systems Go Global for Education Abroad Administration at the Technology Fair at the NAFSA Annual Conference in Los Angeles.