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Kate Simon Program Director
Japan Center for Michigan Universities

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Hersh Sisodia International Student Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

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Biography: Hersh Sisodia is an international student advisor at Michigan State University. He leads the F-1 immigration team. Hersh has a background in communication, usability, and technology implementation. He holds a B.A. in Communication and an M.A. in Educational Technology from Michigan State University. His graduate studies at MSU focused on incorporating technology into pedagogy and other environments. He is always looking at creative ways to utilize technologies to communicate with and educate the international population.

He has lived abroad for 10 years, speaks several Indic languages, and has studied Russian and Spanish. Hersh is a frequent presenter of sessions and workshops at NAFSA on topics of immigration and technology. He also trains MSU campus and community on intercultural communication and has previously trained on diversity and inclusion.

Krista Smith Office Assistant
Office for International Students and Scholars

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Biography: Krista Smith is the Office Assistant at OISS. She joined our office in December 2002 and thrives on the fast paced environment here. She processes I-20s for F-1 students. Krista has worked at MSU since August 2000 and is an avid MSU sports fan. In her spare time she loves to shoot photos.

Jennifer Somerville Budget and Financial Manager
Office for Education Abroad

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Biography: Jennifer joined the Office of Study Abroad in February 2016 as the Business Manager. Her background includes various administrative roles in academic and non-academic units on campus. Her career at MSU began in January 2006 in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. After three years, she received a promotion to office manager of the department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Broad Business College. In July 2012, she joined Founding Director, Michael Rush in the opening of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum where she was the Finance and Human Resources Coordinator for 3.5 years.

Prior to Michigan State University, Jennifer held various positions with increasing responsibility at the Story Automotive Group in Lansing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Michigan State University.

Daniel Spadafore Associate Director of International Advancement
Office of the Dean

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Yvonne Squiers Enrollment Management Specialist
Office for Education Abroad

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Biography: Yvonne Squiers has been at MSU since 1997 and the Office of Study Abroad for the last 15 years. Yvonne provides clerical and student application support for the colleges of Business, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Education. She is responsible for stewarding student applications through the entire process, from initial application through to return from abroad. She confirms course enrollments for each program and collects onsite emergency contact information for students/faculty while abroad. Yvonne also serves in a supportive role related to student health and safety issues, which includes registering students with U.S. Government Travel Registration Site STEP, enrolling them in insurance while abroad, and running a student conduct report.

Anne Stanton Office Assistant III
Office of International Research Collaboration

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Inge Steglitz Associate Director
Office for Education Abroad

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Biography: As associate director, Inge provides leadership and direction for all functions related to program development and management, student advising, college/unit liaisons, and portfolio development and maintenance. She oversees program evaluations and works with the executive director and a team of program coordinators on ensuring a well-balanced program portfolio. In addition, she directs faculty engagement and development and is responsible for academic outreach, faculty seminars, and other faculty development initiatives, such as site visits, the Faculty Learning Community on Teaching & Learning Abroad, and an annual workshop series offered in conjunction with MSU’s Academic Advancement Network.

Inge has contributed scholarly articles to several books on topics ranging from orientation programming, culture learning/teaching and faculty development to assessing intercultural competencies. She is the co-editor of the forthcoming third edition of NAFSA’s Learning Across Cultures book. A member of and regular conference contributor to NAFSA: Association of International Educators since the mid-1980s, Inge has held various national leadership positions in the organization, mostly recently as chair of the 2016 national NAFSA conference.

A native of Heidelberg, Germany, Inge first came to the U.S. on a Fulbright and has now spent more than half of her life there. She earned her PhD in intercultural communication from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, where she also worked in the Office of International Education and taught in the department of communication. Her dissertation research focused on conceptualizing and developing a model to assess the impact of education abroad on students' cognitive development and she continues to be interested in defining and assessing education abroad learning outcomes. She considers herself fortunate to have a professional career that is also a vocation.