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Senior Director, International Education

Lorien Romito

Lorien Romito

Senior Director, International Education

781-239-4005

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 Fulbright U.S. Student and Glavin Global Fellows programs.

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 of International Educators; Career Integration; CIEE: Council On International Educational Exchange; 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.

Administrative Support

Kim Huynh

Kimberly Huynh

Administrative Assistant, Glavin Office

781-239-4565

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Kimberly Huynh provides administrative support to the four teams within the Glavin Office of International Education: Education Abroad, Short-Term Programs, Multicultural Programs, and International Student and Scholar Services.

Prior to joining Babson in 2018, Huynh worked as the administrative assistant at the Boston office of Alfred Benesch & Company.

Huynh earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College in Writing, Literature, and Publishing.

Education Abroad (Academic Year, Semester, and Summer Abroad)

Lo Chow

Lauren (Lo) Chow

Advisor, Education Abroad

781-239-5288

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Lauren (Lo) Chow advises for undergraduate abroad programs in Asia (China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea), Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey), and the Middle East (Jordan, UAE).

Prior to joining the team at Babson in 2018, she worked for College Year in Athens and Lessons From Abroad in addition to completing 2 years as a Fulbright grantee in Kodiang, Malaysia. She currently serves on Diversity Abroad's LGBTQ+ task force and the planning committee for the Lessons From Abroad New England Conference.

Chow has studied abroad in Kyoto, Japan; Dubai, UAE; and Malang, Indonesia. She holds a BA in cognitive science and educational studies from Carleton College in Minnesota and is currently pursuing an MA in international higher education and intercultural relations from Lesley University.

John Crisafulli

John Crisafulli

Director, Education Abroad

781-239-4273

Pronouns: he / him / his

John Crisafulli is the director of Education Abroad, leading the team in the development and management of a comprehensive portfolio of summer, semester, and academic year education abroad programs. 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) and is a past member of the Arcadia University College of Global Studies Guild. In 2013, he was awarded the Region XI Rising Young Professional Award by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

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

 

Andrea Wiley

Andrea Wiley

Assistant Director, Education Abroad

781-239-4566

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 manages 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, Massachusetts.

Wiley earned her MA in international higher education and intercultural relations from Lesley University and her BA from Dickinson College in international studies with a concentration in Latin America and minors in economics and French.

Short-Term Programs (Electives Abroad & Away, International Consulting Experience, and Global Entrepreneurship Experience)

Elise Beaudin

Elise Beaudin

Associate Director, Glavin Office of International Education, and Director, Short-Term Programs

781-239-4482

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

Beaudin joined Babson in 1994 and has worked in the Center for Career Development, the Consulting Programs Office, and the Glavin Office. Prior to Babson, she worked in sales and product training, mortgage servicing, and 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, Short-Term Programs

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Meredith (Merri) Dziuba ’05 provides programming and administrative support to the Short-Term Programs 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 of International Education blog and social media accounts and assists with budgeting 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 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

Assistant Director, Short-Term Programs

781-239-4536

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Renée Graham manages the programming for Electives Abroad & Away, International Consulting Experience, and the Global Entrepreneurship Experience for the undergraduate and graduate student populations. She is the program manager for undergraduate Electives Abroad & Away in the UAE, Thailand/Malaysia, Spain, and New York (USA); graduate Electives Abroad in Hong Kong 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 acting as a site supervisor, lecturer, clinician, and advocate for youth with physical and learning disabilities. Since joining the Glavin Office of International Education in 2005, Graham spearheaded the campuswide 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, Short-Term Programs

781-239-5244

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Alex Nesbeda manages the programming for Electives Abroad & Away, International Consulting Experience, and the Global Entrepreneurship Experience for the undergraduate and graduate student populations. She is the program manager for undergraduate Electives Abroad in Japan, the United Kingdom, Uruguay/Argentina, and Israel; graduate Electives Abroad in Italy and Japan; and the MSEL Global Entrepreneurship Experience in Tanzania. Nesbeda also teaches in the First-Year Seminar program and advises Babson’s Cru Christian Community. 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)

Megan Murray

Megan Murray

Program Coordinator, International Student & Scholar Services

781-239-5909

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Megan Murray is responsible for providing administrative and programming support to the ISSS team as well as Babson’s international students.

Before coming to Babson, Murray worked with international students at Dartmouth College and Vermont Law School. She also facilitated Vermont Law School’s exchange relationships with partners in Western Europe and Canada.

Murray earned her MA in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute, a TESOL certification at Centro Espiral Mana in Costa Rica, and a BA in International studies and French from Virginia Tech.

Nicole Nicosia

Nicole (Nikki) Nicosia

Associate Director, International Student & Scholar Services

781-239-5313

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Nikki Nicosia advises on immigration regulations and cultural adjustment, and is the primary liaison with Office of Undergraduate Admission 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: Association of International Educators, 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

Director, International Student & Scholar Services

781-239-5607

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 NAFSA: Association of International Educators 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.