Meet the Content Committee Members

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Kimberly Hindbjorgen

Chair

Kim is the Assistant Director of Curriculum and Career Integration at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) where she and is part of the leadership team of one of the largest education abroad offices in the US.In this role, she is responsible for working with collegiate partners and units by providing leadership, consultation and expertise to translate and assist in identifying curriculum and experiential needs in relation to international education. Kim also chairs the Learning Abroad Center Career Integration Partnership Group and the Education Abroad Network whose primary foci is to share best practices, benchmarking and updates to foster communication and collaboration across campus. Kim has worked in higher education for over 20 years and her experience includes career readiness programming, academic advising, degree progress and retention and undergraduate research. Kim has contributed to articles and has conducted workshops related to international education and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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Andrea Custodi

Committee Member

Andrea is the Director of Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at CET Academic Programs. She is a seasoned leader in the field of study abroad, with 20 years of experience developing high-quality academic programs, policies, and best practices. Andrea has served as Chair of The Forum on Education Abroad’s Standards Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Outcomes Assessment Committee, and as member of the Forum Council, the Ethics Committee, and the Trained Facilitator Corps. With an interdisciplinary PhD from The George Washington University and an academic background spanning South Asian religious studies and French feminist theory, Andrea has studied and lived in Italy, France, Switzerland, and Nepal, and speaks both Italian and French fluently.

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Catherine Donohue

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Catherine Donohoe is a Career Advisor in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, where she coaches students in framing their experience and skills for potential employers. Catherine spent 15 years administering and developing study abroad programs initially for a provider organization in Chile and Spain, and then at the University of Maryland. This California native who was lucky to travel internationally before she could walk enjoys her quiet suburban life inside the Beltway, but is always happy to jump on a plane.

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Becky Hall

Committee Member

Becky is the Director of Career Services Administration at the University of Minnesota. In this role, she provides project management and leadership for coordinated career initiatives at the University of Minnesota, including graduate outcomes measurement, vendor selection and contract processing, program development, and event management. She partners with colleagues across the University of Minnesota system, including significant work with Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS), Institutional Research, and Student Affairs. Her experience in career development includes previous roles as Assistant Department Director, Career Counselor, and Consultant with an emphasis on working with clients in the technology, engineering, and healthcare industries. Becky is actively involved in many professional organizations, and has served as President and on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Career Development Association. She has an MA in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and a BAS in Psychology and Gerontology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

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Keely Hayes

Committee Member

Keely Hayes is a Senior Recruiter for the Peace Corps. From 2011 to 2013, Hayes and her husband served as Peace Corps volunteers in Kyrgyzstan, where she served as a teacher trainer in the beautiful, mountainous town of Naryn. Her primary project focused on improving teaching methodology, building student capacity, and developing leadership potential of students. Her secondary projects included women’s health and empowerment groups, cooking clubs and numerous youth camps. Before becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, Keely lived and worked in the mountains of North Carolina as a Spanish and ESL teacher. She received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Education from Appalachian State University.

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Martha Johnson

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Martha Johnson is the Assistant Dean for Learning Abroad at the University of Minnesota. She has worked in education abroad since 1991, including on-site at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and at Leeds Metropolitan University in Leeds, England. She managed institutional relations for several US-based educational organizations and consortia previous to going to the University of Minnesota in 2001. She holds a PhD in American Studies with an emphasis in drama and the performance of gender, race, and cultural identity from the University of East Anglia (UK). Martha has presented and chaired numerous sessions and workshops at national and international conferences, served on a variety of education abroad program boards, and authored articles and chapters for publications including Frontiers and NAFSA guides, publications, and resources. She previously served on NAFSA leadership teams and chaired multiple committees in NAFSA, the Forum on Education Abroad, Diversity Abroad, and the Fund for Education Abroad.

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Mark Lenhart

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Mark is the Executive Director of CET Academic Programs, a study abroad provider based in Washington, DC. Mark is a founding board member for the Fund for Education Abroad, and he was the 2014 recipient of NAFSA’s Lily von Klemperer Award. Mark frequently speaks at national conferences on topics related to internships, local roommates, underrepresentation, and the LGBTQ student experience. As a student, Mark focused on Asian Studies, Chinese language, and photography, and he has degrees from Bowdoin (BA), Harvard (MA), and the University of Maryland (MBA).

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Tonija Hope Navas

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Tonija Hope Navas brings more than 18 years of experience international education to the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University (HU), where she started is the Director. Prior to joining Howard, Navas served as the executive director of the Baoba Fund for Racial Equity-North America, a Brazilian foundation, and before that worked at Phelps Stokes, a DC-based international NGO. Navas received her BA in Latin American studies/history from Macalester College and her master’s in tourism administration with a specialization in international education from George Washington University. Navas speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is deeply committed to increasing the participation of students of color in study abroad.

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Craig Rinker

Committee Member

Craig Rinker is the Director of Global Education at Georgetown University where he oversees the Office of Global Education – sending over 1,000 students abroad annually. He has spent over 20 years as a higher education professional for organizations and institutions in the U.S. and United Kingdom. His experience includes on-site program management, practical application of student development theory, program development, and health, safety, security, and risk management. Craig has presented numerous sessions and workshops at national and international conferences, and has served in a variety of leadership positions in organizational and institutional boards. Craig is currently serving as an Elected Representative on the Forum Council of the Forum on Education Abroad.

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Randall Salisbury

Committee Member

Randall is the Director of Europe, Latin America, and Middle East Programs at CET. He grew up abroad living in India, Holland, and Finland before returning to Washington, DC for high school. Passionate about travel and language, Randall spent two consecutive summers in France, learning French, before switching gears to learn Italian. He spent his junior year abroad in Bologna, Italy and then, after graduating from Dickinson College with a degree in Political Science, returned to Bologna to work as the Program Associate for an American abroad program there. After two more years in Bologna, which included extensive European travel, non-stop consumption of the best Italian food in the world, and learning a lot about American students abroad, Randall came back to DC and joined CET as a Campus Relations Manager.

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Anne Scammon

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Anne Scammon is the Managing Director, Curricular and Strategic Initiatives at The George Washington University Center for Career Services.

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Dr. Michael Woolf

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Mike is Deputy President for Strategic Development at CAPA The Global Education Network. He has had much of his career in an international context. Prior to working in mainstream international education, he taught American Literature in the universities of Hull, Middlesex, Padova and Venice and worked as a researcher-writer for BBC radio. Mike has held leadership roles in international education for many years with FIE, CIEE and Syracuse University, and has been a consultant to, among others, New York University, Brethren Colleges Abroad, Warwick University and Tamagawa University (Tokyo). He has written widely and published extensively on international education and cultural studies. He serves on a number of committees and boards including the Curriculum Committee of the Forum on Education Abroad, the Editorial Boards of Frontiers and the Journal of Studies in International Education, EAIE’s Knowledge Development Task Force, and Braun Stiftung für Internationalen Austausch. Mike was a member of the Board of Directors of The Forum on Education Abroad from 2006 to 2012.