Meet the Staff

Administrative Support

Jocelyn Lyons

Jocelyn Lyons
Administrative Assistant, Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Jocelyn Lyons provides administrative support to Vice Provost for International and Multicultural Education Amir Reza, as well as all four of the teams within the Glavin Office: Education Abroad, Electives Abroad, Multicultural Programs, and International Student and Scholar Services.

Prior to joining Babson in 2013, Lyons worked as the customer service manager at the corporate office of W.B. Mason Company.

Lyons earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stonehill College in both international relations and Spanish.

Education Abroad

Brett Chin

Brett Chin
Education Abroad Advisor, Education Abroad
Pronouns: he / him / his

Brett Chin manages and advises undergraduate semester abroad programs in Asia (China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea): Europe (Austria, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Italy); and the Middle East (United Arab Emirates). He advises the Education Abroad Peer Advisors (EAPAs), leads the First-Year student advising and outreach, and teaches in the First-Year Seminar program. He is currently serving as a member of the Racially/Ethnically Diverse Students Committee for Diversity Abroad.

Prior to joining Babson in 2013, Chin worked in housing and residential life from 2004–2013 at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Semester at Sea, and California State University, Northridge.

He earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in experiential education from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and undergraduate degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from California State University, Northridge.

John Crisafulli

John Crisafulli
Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Pronouns: he / him / his

John Crisafulli is the assistant director of Education Abroad. He manages and advises for undergraduate semester abroad programs in Europe (Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Sweden); Oceania (Australia and New Zealand); Semester in San Francisco; and graduate semester abroad programs. He also manages Babson’s International Exchange Program and is a member of the Arcadia University College of Global Studies Guild.

Prior to Babson, he worked at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University. He previously served as co-chair of the Boston Area Study Abroad Association (BASAA). In 2013, he was awarded the NAFSA Region XI Rising Young Professional Award.

Crisafulli earned his MS in college student personnel from the University of Rhode Island and his BA in communication from Bryant University. He also studied abroad in Galway, Ireland.

Lorien Romito

Lorien Romito
Director, Education Abroad
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Lorien Romito is the director of Education Abroad, and has 14 years of experience in international education. She also serves as the advisor for the U.S. Student Fulbright and Glavin Global Fellows program.

Prior to Babson, she worked at Endicott College, Saint Mary’s College of California, and Intrax Cultural Exchange. Additionally, she has worked at an international charter school in Louisiana and taught English abroad in Costa Rica.

Romito is a founding member and serves on the board of directors of Lessons from Abroad, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting returned study abroad students. She has presented, nationally and internationally, at the Association for American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), NAFSA: Association for International Educators, Career Integration, CIEE, Diversity Abroad, and The Forum on Education Abroad conferences.

She earned her MA in international education from the SIT Graduate Institute and her BA in international affairs and Spanish from the University of New Hampshire.

Andrea Wiley

Andrea Wiley
Advisor, Education Abroad
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Andrea Wiley advises for undergraduate academic year, semester, and summer abroad programs in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica); Europe (Portugal, Spain); and Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Morocco, South Africa). She also advises and prepares students for the Babson BRIC: The Cornerstone of the New Global Economy semester abroad program.

Prior to joining Babson in 2015, Wiley worked for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in São Paulo, Brazil, and for Education First (EF) International Language Centers in Cambridge, MA.

Wiley will complete her MA in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations at Lesley University in 2018. She previously earned her BA from Dickinson College in International Studies with a concentration in Latin America and minors in economics and French.

Electives Abroad & International Consulting Experience

Elise Beaudin

Elise Beaudin
Associate Director, Glavin Office
Director, Electives Abroad & International Consulting Experience
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Elise Beaudin MBA’10 provides operational and budgetary oversight for the office as the associate director of the Glavin Office. As the director of Electives Abroad/International Consulting Experience, Beaudin leads the team in development and administration of the undergraduate and graduate electives abroad and international consulting projects. She is the program manager for undergraduate electives in Chile and Uruguay/Argentina and for the International Consulting Experience in Chile. Beaudin also teaches the First-Year Seminar program, serves on Undergraduate Awards Committee, and Advisory Committee on Education Abroad.

Beaudin joined Babson in 1994, and has worked in the Center for Career Development, the Consulting Programs Office, as well as the Glavin Office. Prior to Babson, she worked in sales and product training, mortgage servicing, as well as, software instruction for adult education.

Beaudin earned her MBA from Babson College and her BA in education with specializations in mathematics and psychology from Framingham State University.

Meredith Dziuba

Meredith (Merri) Dziuba
Program Assistant, Electives Abroad & International Consulting Experience
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Meredith (Merri) Dziuba ’05 provides programming and administrative support to the Electives Abroad team. She administers billing and student registration, oversees the team’s marketing efforts, and coordinates logistics for the London Honors Program. Dziuba also manages the Glavin Office blog and social media accounts and assists with budgeting for the Glavin Office and International Education Week.

Dziuba began her professional career at Babson, planning international alumni events all around the world for the Glavin Center for Global Management. In 2007, she joined the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education.

Dziuba earned her BS from Babson in 2005 with a concentration in marketing and served as the captain of the Babson Women’s Basketball team.

Renée Graham

Renée Graham
Program Manager, Electives Abroad & International Consulting Experience
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Renée Graham manages the programming for Elective Abroad courses and the International Consulting Experience for the undergraduate and graduate student populations. She is the program manager for undergraduate Electives Abroad in the UAE, Thailand/Laos, and Spain; graduate Electives Abroad in Singapore/Hong Kong, Brazil, and Sweden; and the MSEL Global Entrepreneurship Experience in Chile and China. Graham also serves as the assistant women’s volleyball coach.

Graham began her career as a pediatric occupational therapist where she acted as a site supervisor, lecturer, clinician, and advocate for youth with physical and learning disabilities. Since joining the Glavin team in 2005, Graham spearheaded the campus-wide expansion and support of International Education Week and has been an integral part of growing Babson’s short-term international programming. She has presented at the Boston Area Study Abroad Association on best practices for developing faculty-led programs abroad.

Graham earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Alexandra Nesbeda

Alexandra (Alex) Nesbeda
Program Manager, Electives Abroad & International Consulting Experience
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Alex Nesbeda manages the programming for Elective Abroad courses and the International Consulting Experience for the undergraduate and graduate student populations. She is the program manager for undergraduate Electives Abroad in Japan, the United Kingdom / Ireland, Jamaica, and France; graduate Electives Abroad in Italy and Japan; and the MSEL Global Entrepreneurship Experience in Tanzania. Nesbeda also teaches in the First-Year Seminar program, advises Babson’s Cru Christian Community, and co-chairs International Education Week. She currently serves on the planning committee for the Lessons from Abroad New England Conference.

Prior to joining Babson in 2015, Nesbeda worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Tufts University where she managed domestic and international service-learning programs and started an outreach for international students.

Nesbeda earned her MA in international education at SIT Graduate Institute, her MA in religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and her BA in international relations and German studies from Tufts University.

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

Tim BookerTimothy Booker
Program Coordinator, International Student & Scholar Services

Tim Booker is responsible for providing administrative and programming support to the ISSS team. His primary responsibilities include managing email communication and event logistics. He also assists with processing immigration documents for incoming international students and immigration advising for current students.

Since joining Babson in 2015, Booker has served as co-chair for International Education Week (IEW) Planning Committee in 2016 and 2017 and as a past participant in Coaching for Leadership & Teamwork Program (CLTP) and the Babson Dance Ensemble (BDE). He began his career in International Education as an intern at Dartmouth College’s Office of Visa and Immigration Services, and worked at SIT Graduate Institute’s Career and Practicum Services Center, supporting domestic and international students and alumni with internship and job placement.

Booker earned his MA in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute, and his BA in international studies at Baldwin-Wallace College.

Jamie Kendrioski

Jamie Kendrioski
Director, International Services & Multicultural Education
Pronouns: he / him / his

Jamie Kendrioski is responsible for the management and overall direction of the International Student & Scholar Services team (including oversight of federal regulatory compliance for students, exchange visitors, and the College), and the Multicultural Programs team. He supports the vice provost in developing a more globally aware and inclusive campus, and collaborates with various constituents to meet the needs of international students, students of color, and students from other underrepresented identities.

At Babson, Kendrioski serves as co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Task Force, co-coordinator of the Diversity Matters Series, member of the Diversity & Inclusion Council, and advisor to the Muslim Student Association and the [LGBTQ+] Pride Club. An active member of NAFSA, he has served as workshop curriculum dean, and NAFSA Academy coach and trainer at the regional and national level.

Prior to joining Babson in 2010, Kendrioski worked at Brown University and Marietta College.

Kendrioski earned his MA in education and his BA in public relations/advertising from Marietta College.

Nicole Nicosia

Nicole (Nikki) Nicosia
Senior Advisor, International Student & Scholar Services
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Nikki Nicosia advises on immigration regulations and cultural adjustment, and is the primary liaison with Undergraduate Admissions to provide support and outreach for incoming undergraduate students. She manages services and outreach to visiting international scholars as well as students seeking leave/readmission, those in executive education and summer programs, and dependent(s) and family members. Nicosia also is the coordinator of the Global Scholars Program with oversight of budget and programmatic features of the program. She is an active member of NAFSA, continuing to present and train at the regional and national level and participating in the annual NAFSA Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Babson in 2011, Nicosia worked at Northeastern University as the International Advancement and Outreach Program Specialist.

Nicosia earned her MS in applied educational psychology from Northeastern University and her BS in secondary education: social science from Winona State University.

Elizabeth Saumsiegle

Elizabeth (Liz) Saumsiegle
Associate Director, International Student & Scholar Services
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Liz Saumsiegle oversees operational support and statistical reporting for the ISSS team while advising Babson’s international student population on immigration issues and cultural adjustment. Saumsiegle is the primary liaison with Graduate Admissions to provide support to and process immigration documentation for incoming graduate students. She is a staff member of the Honor Board and co-chair for the Sustainability Employee Resource Group (ERG).

Since joining Babson in 2007 as program assistant for the ISSS team, Saumsiegle has been an active member of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), and has presented and trained at regional and national conferences.

Saumsiegle earned her master’s degree in intercultural relations from Lesley University and her bachelor’s degree in early American history from the University of New Hampshire.

Multicultural Programs

Alana Anderson

Alana Anderson
Senior Assistant Director, Multicultural Programs
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Alana Anderson is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives that foster community awareness and inclusiveness. She is the primary liaison to the Diversity Leadership Scholars Program and works closely with the Black Affinity Network on the Black Affinity Conference as well as other large-scale programs that seek to promote and celebrate diversity and social justice at Babson. She serves as co-chair of the MLK Legacy Day Event, and as advisor to the Black MBA Association. She teaches a graduate-level course on the first-generation college student experience in Merrimack College’s School of Education. She also is a member of the NASPA Region I Conference Planning Committee.

Prior to Babson, Anderson worked at Bentley University, MIT, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

She earned her PhD in higher education from Boston College, her MS in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University, and her BA in politics from Brandeis University.

Jamie Kendrioski
(see above, under ISSS Team)

Lauryn McNair

Lauryn McNair
Multicultural & LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Lauryn McNair collaborates with departments, administrators, and student groups to develop and implement educational multicultural programs on Babson’s campus for diversity and inclusion. These programs span campus-wide events such as the Multicultural Festival and heritage month celebrations to group education on leadership and identity, safe zone trainings, gender expansive trainings, and club support.

Before working at Babson College, she completed two, intensive yearlong internships. The first was at The Steppingstone Foundation in the College Services department as an advisor for first-generation college students. The second was at Greater Boston PFLAG, developing and facilitating LGBTQ as well as Trans/GNC programming in communities throughout the Greater Boston area.

McNair earned her MSW at Boston College School of Social Work with a macro concentration in family, youth, and children in 2016 and her BA with a double major in sociology and Caribbean studies at Colgate University in 2012.