Category: Increasing Diversity Outreach and Support in International Education

NAFSA Resources for Championing Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad

Thursday, Jun 1
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 22

Discover NAFSA’s Diversity and Inclusion professional development tools and resources for education abroad colleagues to support students and foster greater diversity and inclusion.

Margaret S. McCullers

Associate Director, Academic and Special Projects
Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
Indianapolis, IN

Margaret S. McCullers is the Associate Director of Academic and Special Projects at the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler), one of the largest non-profit study abroad providers in the U.S. In this role, she promotes inclusive excellence in IFSA-Butler programming and practices and supports the academic integration of study abroad for institutions across the country. She also oversees scholarships, the Financial Need & Aid Committee and the Work-to-Study program, which provides opportunities for low-income students to build professional skills abroad. Margaret is co-chair of the NAFSA Subcommittee for Diversity & Inclusion in Education Abroad and was awarded a 2014 Australian Endeavour Executive Fellowship for her work on curriculum integration. Margaret previously worked at the University of Texas at Austin supporting underrepresented students and at the University of Georgia coordinating international programming for honors scholars. She holds a M.Ed. in higher education administration from UT Austin.

Lorie JOHNS. Paulez

Director of Education Abroad
Georgia Institute of Technology Office of International Education
Atlanta, GA

Lorie Johns Páulez is the Director of Education Abroad at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked in international education since 2000 for organizations and institutions in the US and in Spain. She holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University in Spanish Literature. Her experience includes education abroad policies and procedures, sending STEM students abroad, program development, recruitment and marketing, on-site program management, education abroad advising, health and safety abroad, management of the education abroad office, campus programming, and intercultural communication training. Lorie has presented sessions and workshops at regional, national, and international conferences, and has served in various advisory roles related to sending students overseas. She is currently a member of NAFSA Trainer Corps and serves on the EAKC Subcommittee for Diversity & Inclusion in Education Abroad.