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Shape Your Tomorrow: Volunteer with NAFSA Today

Thursday, October 17
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Sinclair

NAFSA is brimming with a diversity of perspectives, interests, and expertise. Its leaders can be identified throughout a multiplicity of cultures, countries, and institutions. Come participate in a dialogue about various ways NAFSA leadership can shape your career and professional development goals. This session will inspire future leaders while also encouraging seasoned and former leaders to re-engage with NAFSA through a variety of exciting options.

Learning Objectives:

Samuel Brown, EdD

Director, PDSO/RO
Brigham Young University International Services

Sam Brown is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services at BYU. He leads the office team in assisting students and exchange visitors in maintaining their lawful status, and in providing holistic support for the international student and scholar community. Sam graduated with his BA, MPA, MS, and EdD degrees from BYU and Kansas State.


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Michele Arellano

Associate Director
University of Kansas

Michele Arellano has worked in Higher Education Administration since 1999 and more specifically in Education Abroad since 2002. She currently serves as the Associate Director-Student Services of Study Abroad & Global Engagement at The University of Kansas. Her main responsibilities are managing all student services functions including enrollment management, scholarship and financial aid processing and advising for study abroad. Previously, Michele was employed by the Financial Aid office at the University of Kansas and currently serves as study abroad liaison and main advisor to the Financial Aid office, Registrar’s office and Enrollment Management office on campus. She presents often on financing education abroad topics and has served on numerous internal as well as external scholarship review committees. As a member of NAFSA's leadership team, she currently serves as Chair of NAFSA's Education Abroad Regulatory Practice (EARP) committee and was the former Chair of the EARP Financial Aid Subcommittee.


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