Meet the ISSS Team
Jamie Kendrioski, Director, International Services & Multicultural Education
Jamie [pronouns: he/him/him] is responsible for the management and overall direction of the International Student & Scholar Services team (including oversight of federal regulatory compliance for students and the College), and the Multicultural Programs team. Jamie 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 under-represented groups. Before joining Babson in 2010, Jamie worked at Brown University and at Marietta College (where he earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree). Jamie has extensive experience in intercultural training, coaching and mentorship, and has conducted numerous professional workshops on immigration regulations and management development at the regional and national level. Jamie is also adjunct lecturer at Lesley University, teaching a graduate course on International Student Advising theory and practice.
Nikki Nicosia, Senior International Student & Scholar Advisor
Nikki is responsible for advising Babson’s international students on immigration issues and cultural adjustment, and assisting with federal regulatory compliance. Before coming to Babson Nikki served as the primary advisor to international students engaging in Optional Practical Training and related employment issues at Northeastern University. She was also the liaison for international parents, alumni, new students, and interdepartmental collaboration. Nikki earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education: Social Science at Winona State University in Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology: College Student Development. A pivotal moment for Nikki came when she participated in a study tour to Vietnam; this was when she recognized the value in international education.
Elizabeth Saumsiegle, Associate Director, ISSS
Elizabeth (Liz) [pronouns: she/her/hers] is responsible for advising Babson’s international students on immigration issues and cultural adjustment, and assisting with federal regulatory compliance. Liz lived abroad in Bermuda as a child and became interested in the field of international education as the result of her study abroad experience at Regent's College in London. She has continued to travel internationally, most recently to Chile. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early American History from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.
Megan [pronouns: she/her/hers] is responsible for providing administrative and programming support to the ISSS team as well as Babson’s international students. Before coming to Babson, Megan worked with international students at Dartmouth College and Vermont Law School. She earned a Master’s Degree in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and French from Virginia Tech. Megan also completed a TESOL certification in Costa Rica, and spent a year teaching in France. She has spent time studying in Morocco, and has traveled to numerous countries from Ecuador to China.