Adrienne has over 34 years of experience working in international higher education as an administrator, professor, trainer, and consultant. She has worked at Boston College with international students and scholars for the past 30 years and has also worked at Harvard University and Lesley University. Adrienne’s teaching experience includes 16 years in the Global Studies Department at Bentley University, as well as courses at Tufts University, Lesley University, and, for the past 4 years, at Boston College. She has facilitated trainings for schools and organizations both in higher education and at the K-12 level, as well as given numerous presentations at regional and national conference of NAFSA, NASPA, and the International Careers Consortium. Adrienne’s areas of expertise include: international student and scholar services administration, intercultural competency programs and assessment, cross-cultural studies, diversity and inclusion issues, and student affairs. She is also a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Adrienne received her BA in French and Psychology from Tufts University, where she studied In Paris her junior year, and her MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.
Susan has worked in the field of International Education since 1998. Prior to joining OISS in 2003, she worked at EF International Language Schools where she both managed programs sending American students abroad and worked with international students in the U.S. Susan earned both her BA in Human Development, with concentrations in Spanish and Human Resources Management, and MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. She studied abroad in Seville, Spain and spent time visiting and working at multiple EF schools abroad. Susan is an experienced trainer with NAFSA (Association of International Educators), providing advising and immigration trainings regionally and nationally, and is a member of the NAFSA Government Regulations Advisory Committee.
Yves joined the OISS team in September 2014. Prior to Boston College, he spent five years of navigating the world of admissions at Brandeis University, his alma mater. Yves also worked at Upward Bound, serving as the head counselor and a math teacher, helping groom and prep first-generation college-bound high school students, from low-income families. Originally from Haiti, Yves moved to Boston, Massachusetts in December of 1999 at the age of 13. He received both his BA degrees in International and Global Studies and African-American Studies, with a minor in Economics, and a MA degree in Finance from Brandeis University. Yves is also a graduate of the Affiliates Program at BC.
Kayla joined the OISS in August 2016. Prior to joining Boston College, she was an Assistant Language Teacher with the JET Program in Kochi Prefecture, Japan where she spent three years teaching in elementary and middle school classrooms. Kayla received her MA degree in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University in 2018. She received BA degrees in Sociology and International Studies, with minor concentrations in Japanese Language Studies and East Asian Studies, from Wittenberg University in 2012.
Mike Hollabaugh joined the OISS in March 2020. Prior to joining Boston College, he was an International Services Advisor at Johns Hopkins University where he also worked with international students and scholars. Mike taught English in Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps Volunteer and is proficient in Russian. Mike received his MA degree in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in 2019. He also received a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College in 2011.
Christina joined the OISS team in November 2019. While earning her MA in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University, Christina interned in the Tufts International Center – where she started to gain experience working with international students. Christina’s interest in international education stemmed from her own experiences as an undergraduate student at Bridgewater State University. She studied abroad in Italy, Portugal, and participated in faculty led tours to South Africa and Israel. Christina received her BA from Bridgewater State in 2018.