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Michael Cylkowski Events & Communications Coordinator
Office of the Dean

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Chris Daniel Director
Office of International Health and Safety

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Biography: Christopher C. Daniel is the Director for International Health and Safety at Michigan State University (MSU). In this role he oversees international preparedness and response working with a broad range of university partners and stakeholders to help keep MSU travelers abroad safe and healthy.

Chris comes from Daniel Consulting, which he started to provide specialized humanitarian, emergency management and business development services for nonprofits, government and business. At Daniel Consulting, Chris conducted safety and security assessments and training for humanitarian responders in Central African Republic, Chad and Mali and assisted with Ebola Virus Disease response strategy and preparedness programs for US based nonprofit organizations working in West Africa. He and other Daniel Consulting members worked regularly on domestic emergency preparedness projects with US Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the RI Association of Emergency Managers.

Over the past 20 years, Chris has worked globally coordinating with NGOs, governments and multi-lateral organizations designing and leading public service and humanitarian programs. Chris served as Vice President for the Providence based Safer Institute, a leader in emergency management technology solutions, and Chief Operating Officer for World Connect, an NGO dedicated to grass roots development in developing countries working in partnership with the US Peace Corps. Chris also worked for the Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the RI Department of Health where he served on the State’s Incident Management Team and oversaw the Strategic National Stockpile and RI Responds medical readiness programs for the US Department of Health and Human Services. Chris began his career in the Peace Corps in Cameroon and has worked throughout Africa, Latin America and Caribbean for Catholic Relief Services.

Chris holds a BA in communications from the University of San Diego and an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by the International Association of Emergency Managers and extensively trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). His language skills include French, Spanish and Haitian Creole. He serves as a board director for The Lafondbelle Foundation, a Haiti-based and Haitian-led community development organization, and is an associate partner at Social Enterprise Greenhouse where he has mentored numerous start-up companies.

Bristol Day International Student Advisor/Front Desk Supervisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

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Biography: Bristol Day is an F-1 student advisor and front desk supervisor. Bristol is originally from Detroit and earned her Bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College in Sociology and Anthropology and her Master's degree from Michigan State University in Student Affairs Administration. She has previously worked at MSU as a Community Director in Residence Education and Housing Services and as an AdviseMI Program Director at the Michigan College Access Network, a nonprofit in Lansing. Bristol has studied abroad in India, Scotland, and England and has spent time in Shanghai and Beijing, China.

Katie Deska Communications Manager
Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

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Karin Dillon Proposal and Finance Administrator
Office of International Research Collaboration

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James Dorsett Director
Office for International Students and Scholars

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Biography: James Dorsett is the director at OISS. James has master's degrees in Soviet History and in Higher Education from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree in History from Baylor University. Before coming to MSU, James served as the director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Iowa State University, where he was also the interim dean of students for 2011-2012. Before Iowa State, James served as the director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at Wayne State University after working at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

He has held national leadership positions in NAFSA: Association of International Educators, including chair of the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services, member of the Leadership Development Committee, dean of the Management Basics Professional Development Workshop, and lead writer for the F-1 Student Advising for Beginners Workshop. James has also served as chair and regulatory ombudsperson for NAFSA Region V. James' first international experience was as an exchange student to The Netherlands after high school. He went on later to work in Germany while in the U.S. Army. James' final extensive overseas experience was in Russia where he spent a year studying how a Russian university was adjusting following the fall of the Soviet Union. The best thing about his job is learning more about the lives of the MSU international students and scholars and how to help them.

Barbara Doty International Programs & Financial Coordinator
Center for Advanced Study of International Development

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Katharine Douglass Administrative Assistant
Japan Center for Michigan Universities

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