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Biography: Elizabeth Matthews is an Assistant Director at OISS. Liz earned her bachelor's degree in English with a Specialization in Dance from Michigan State University and a master's degree in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Prior professional positions include working as Associate Director of the International Office at Northwestern University and Director of the International Center at Illinois Institute of Technology. In addition, Liz has served as the Chair of International Educators of Illinois, International Student and Scholar Services representative for NAFSA Region V, Regulatory Ombudsperson for NAFSA Region V, Chair of NAFSA Knowledge Community for International Student & Scholar Services, and member of the NAFSA Annual Conference Committee.

She has presented and coordinated numerous workshops and sessions at the regional and national levels of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. A product of the "Study Abroad" culture at MSU, her travels have taken her to many countries including Ireland, Italy, Costa Rica, Nepal, and Singapore. She participated in the 2012 Baden-Württemberg Seminar in Tübingen, Germany and travels to China for OISS’ Pre-Departure Programs to meet with new students and their families. Always a Spartan, Liz is very happy to be serving her alma mater through her work at OISS.