API at NAFSA 2018

We look forward to seeing friends and colleagues and making new relationships at the NAFSA 2018 Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, PA.


If you are also attending the conference, please stop by our booth in the exhibit hall (booth #1605), and look for the following API staff members in attendance:

  • Amy Whitish-Temple – Regional Director for Institutional Relations and Outreach (New England) )

  • Barbara West – Vice President of Internships and Partner Outreach

  • Chelsea Kindred – Director of Alumni Development and Research

  • Christie Johnson – Vice President for Institutional Relations, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives

  • Courtney Link – Senior Vice President of Organizational Development

  • Emily Nagle – Regional Director for Institutional Relations and Outreach (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT )

  • Hannah Olevson – Regional Director for Institutional Relations and Outreach (AR, IA, KS, MN, MT, ND, OK, SD) (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota)

  • Ilene Tillman – Senior Regional Director for Institutional Relations and Outreach (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT) )

  • Jason Kouba – Senior Regional Director for Institutional Relations and Outreach (IL, MO, NE, TX, WI) )

  • Jennifer Allen – President and Executive Director

  • Joan Solaun – Director of Caribbean and Latin American Programming

  • Julie Leitman – Associate Vice President for Institutional Relations and Outreach and Senior Regional Director (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT))

  • Leiann Mar – Regional Director for Institutional Relations and Outreach (AK, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA) ()

  • Meghan Merchant – Co-Director of Student Services & Admissions

  • Mona Miller – Regional Director (Asia, Middle East, South Pacific)

  • Rachel Skinner – Marketing Manager

  • Ryan Ingalls – Regional Coordinator for Institutional Relations and Outreach (CO, IN, MI, UT, WY)

  • Violaine Peladan – Assistant Resident Director for API Paris

 The following API staff members will be presenting at the conference as well:

 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • “Navigating Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in Education Abroad workshop [Chelsea Kindred, Trainer]

 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

  • “A Snapshot of Crisis Management Techniques from the Perspective of an Education Abroad Provider” poster session [Ilene Tillman and Jason Kouba, Presenters]

 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

  • “A Blueprint for Education Abroad Returnee Programming” session [Chelsea Kindred, Presenter]

 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (2:45 PM – 3:45 PM)

  • “Trainer Corps Colloquium” session [Chelsea Kindred, Trainer]

 Thursday, May 31, 2018 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

  • “CC Speaker Series: Managers View: Using Career Print for Your Staff’s Professional Development” panel [Amy Whitish-Temple, Panelist]

 Friday, June 1, 2018 (10:00 AM – 11:15 AM)

  • “Digital Badges as Innovative Tools in Education Abroad Learning and Engagement” session [Chelsea Kindred, Chair]


Publication Information


API’s Director of Alumni Development and Research, Chelsea Kindred, has co-authored a new resource for the field designed for returning education abroad participants. The journal, Making Meaning of Education Abroad: A Journal for the Returnee Experience, provides over thirty innovative activities designed for critical self-reflection, vocabulary building to help support successful articulation of international experience learning outcomes, and skill identification and integration into the returnee’s life stateside, including an emphasis on civic engagement and advocacy. The journal and facilitator’s guide (for any interested international educators, faculty, or staff who wish to facilitate activities included in the journal) are available in the NAFSA bookstore online: https://bit.ly/2jMKCaC   

If you will be in Philadelphia for the NAFSA Conference, you can meet Chelsea in the NAFSA Bookstore on Thursday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. https://goo.gl/uP91fK.

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