Shared Interest (SI)
The ethics of experiential learning in global health and health-related settings is increasingly defined. This session discusses need-to-know best practices, risk management, predeparture, and other related topics to help vet existing programs.
Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Robin is Director of Programs & Operations at Child Family Health International (CFHI) in San Francisco, where she supports community-based Global Health Education Programs for students and institutions through a wide network of global partners. The CFHI model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities, transforming perspectives about self, healing and global citizenship. Robin holds an MBA and is a former Fulbright Fellow. She is the co-author of the Cultural Detective Dominican Republic series and has completed a course on Methods of Intercultural Training at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC). Previous work experiences include Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) and Hesperian Health Guides.
Director of Academic Programs
NAFSA Office Academic Programs
Heather MacCleoud is NAFSA's Director of Academic Programs. In this role she oversees the development of the Global Learning Colloquia Series as well as outreach and partnership development to promote global learning in professional schools and throughout the post-secondary curriculum. She works with higher education institutions, business communities, NGOs and governments to help universities develop international partnerships as well as to internationalize curriculum and programming so that graduates are prepared to enter a diverse workforce and succeed in a global environment.
She previously oversaw accreditation and quality assurance processes for higher education programs as well as assisted government-led tasks forces in developing financing strategies and in creating policies and legislation to improve education services. She developed and directed public-private partnerships to increase international trade of higher education and developed a nonprofit organization to support this work. She has extensive experience in leadership, strategic planning, grants management, coalition building, market development, policy development, policy implementation, and in quality assurance for both the public and private sectors.
Associate Vice Provost
Dr. Shannon Márquez is the Vice Provost for International Development at Drexel University. As Vice Provost, she oversees Drexel's Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program, which leverages an exciting capacity-building partnership between Drexel and World Vision International to provide training in WASH, globalhealth, and international development and funding for faculty/student research and student field experiencesin 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Márquez is an accomplished educator, researcher, administrator and “public health engineer,” who has garnered local, national and international recognition for research and practice in the field of global environmental health. Her international areas of focus include safe water systems, health systems strengthening and health governance, and agricultural health. Dr. Márquez also leads research on sustainable solutions to address the environmental burden of disease and health disparities in developing countries of Africa. She holds a PhD inenvironmental sciences and engineering from The UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, and has held distinguished international faculty appointments in global health at The University of the The Gambia; the Université Gaston-Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal; andas a Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (or EHESP, The French School of Public Health), and the University of Sheffield (UK) School of Health and Health Related Research(ScHARR). She teaches graduate courses in WASH, global health ethics, public health in developing countries and maternal and child health, and helps support a number of global health research and training activities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa on behalf of Drexel.
Dr. Márquez serves on numerous boards and committees including, the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH), the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia; the Global Water Alliance; and the African Family Health Organization.
Wednesday, May 31
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM