Education Abroad (EA)

Sessions

Careers in International Education: Perspectives from a Panel of Color

Friday, November 15
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Frederick

This session features a panel of International Education Abroad professionals of color with varying roles. Each panelist will share their own experiences, lead discussions and provide best practices for any office to retain staff of color. Participants will be able to identify inclusive or excluding practices and possible solutions.



Learning Objectives:

Christina Thompson, MA

Director of Partnership Development and Diversity Initiatives
Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (SAE)

Christina Thompson is the Director of Partnership Development and Diversity Initiatives with Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (SAE). She coordinates university relations, the TODOS (The Outcomes-Based Diversity Outreach Strategy) and chairs the TODOS task force. She is a contributing NAFSA mentor and regularly presents at NAFSA, Diversity Abroad, and the FORUM. She has worked in the field of International Education for over 12 years, having taught intercultural courses and led numerous student groups to Europe, Asia and Africa. Christina received her MA in Liberal Studies - concentration in Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Lakendra Brunston-Parker, MMI

Managing Director
Study Abroad 4711

Lakendra Brunston-Parker is a graduate of Lincoln University 01' and the University of Phoenix 10'. She studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan and entered the field of International Education 18 years ago. Lakendra taught English and lived in various regions of Japan until shortly after the 2011 tsunami. Lakendra founded Study Abroad 4711, a study abroad organization that focuses on affordablity for underespresented students. As President and Managing Director of Study Abroad 4711, Lakendra dedicates her entire career to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to fathom their journeys.

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Ebony Majeed

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