Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
Monday, 10 June 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This Panel Session invites you to hear about the experience of foreign-born higher education and student affairs professionals, the unique contributions they bring to the field and the obstacles they have to overcome to navigate the professional world. The audience will hear from four foreign-born higher education professionals from different countries, institutions, regions and professional experiences. This session will help you better understand the experiences, successes, and unique perspectives of your foreign-born graduate students and colleagues as they navigate a career in higher education in the U.S. You will also learn about resources and effective strategies for being a supportive colleague and mentor to foreign-born Higher Education professionals.

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  • Karen Lin, MA,  Assistant Director, Career Counseling, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business  
  • Gudrun Nyunt, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University
  • Konoka Shiino, MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Mladenka Tomasevic , Senior Associate Director for International Students, Davis International Center, Princeton University