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Congratulate the Inaugural Cohort of the International Ed Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program

Tuesday, January 21, 2020  
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In Fall 2019, Diversity Abroad launched the International Education Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program. Developed in collaboration with leaders in the fields of diversity & inclusion, international education and student affairs, the Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program focuses on interpersonal growth, the exploration of emerging trends, as well as the acquisition of requisite competencies to affect sustainable change at institutions or organizations.

For the inaugural cohort, 16 participants completed the 14-week virtual program, assisted by esteemed facilitators Dr. Eduardo Contreras, Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Portland and Dr. LaNitra Berger, Director of Fellowships in the Honors College at George Mason University. Please join us in congratulating the inaugural cohort of the Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program:


  • Kathrina Bell, Director -Dominican University of California

  • Adrienne Cromwell, Director of Advising - UNC Chapel Hill

  • Sharon Ericsson, International Student Advisor (DSO/ARO) - University of California, Davis

  • Anette Frederiksen, Director of Housing and Student Affairs - DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia

  • Andrew Gordon, CEO & Founder - Diversity Abroad

  • Liz Lanphear, Director of Events, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - ArtCenter

  • Elizabeth Kather, Director of Health, Safety & Student Affairs - CEA Study Abroad

  • Courtney Kroll, Study Abroad Manager - University of Washington Tacoma

  • Rachel Mantiñán, Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Academic Solutions

  • Henning Martin-Thomsen, Associate Academic Director - DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia

  • Dominique Nelson, Program Advisor and Diversity & Inclusion Officer - USAC

  • Lee Rivers, Outreach Specialist - Institute of International Education

  • Megan Scanlon, North American Representative - American University of Beirut

  • Christina Siracusa, Program Coordinator & Advisor - UC Davis Study Abroad

  • Adrianne Sullivan, Director of Student Life - DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia

  • Andre Thompson, OASIS Program Support Specialist - UC San Diego

  • Louise Yahiaoui, Education Abroad Specialist - The Ohio State University


Applications are currently open for the Spring 2020 cohort, scheduled to begin on April 6, 2020. Apply by March 22, 2020 to join the next cohort. Learn more here!