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Alex ProfileAlexandra (Alex) Cassano
Global Programs Specialist
Pronouns: she/her

Alex is the Global Programs Specialist and she works with international students on all of their immigration needs. She is also the CHEPD 1+2+1 exchange program coordinator.

When she is not at work, you might find Alex riding her bike, hiking, or watching the most recent season of Netflix's Queer Eye. Alex has one fur-baby, a dog named Copper who loves to cuddle with her on the couch.

Phone: 509-359-4868
Office: Patterson Hall Room 345 A

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Dr. Gina PetrieGina Profile
Director of Global Student Services
Pronouns: she/her

Gina is an experienced international educator and English as a Second Language professor. She manages all international student recruitment and admissions, international partnerships, campus internationalization and oversees international student services. Gina helps support study abroad and is the CHEPD 1+2+1 exchange senior administrator.

Gina loves spending time with her family and her two dogs. In the summer, she enjoys swimming at the lake and watching wildlife. The rest of the year you can find her reading—especially non-fiction—and researching her family's history.

Phone: 509-359-4858
Office: Patterson Hall Room 345 D
Kristina ProfileKristina Guilfoyle
Director of Global Academic Programs and AUAP
Pronouns: she/her

Kristina serves as the Faculty Director for all of EWU Global's short-term programs, study abroad, the National Student Exchange, the English Language Institute, and the Asia University America Program.

Kristina loves to travel, has been to over twelve different countries, and lived in Japan for five years. She loves Japanese ramen, Marvel movies, and cuddling with her animals.

Phone: 509-359-7362
Office: Patterson Hall Room 345 C
Jesse MeyerJesse Meyer
Global Ambassador
Pronouns: he/him

As the Global Ambassador, Jesse helps international students access the many support services available to them at EWU. International students can reach out to Jesse for anything they need - if he can't help you, he will help you find someone who can! Contact Jesse if you want to invite international students to your campus event.

Jesse is inspired by many cultures and has traveled to three countries. He plans to graduate with a degree in ESL and move abroad to teach English as a Second Language around the world.

Phone: 509-359-2331
Office: Patterson Hall Room 345

For urgent immigration issues: If you experience an emergency, please call 911.  Report the incident to EWU Global after immediate danger has passed.
If you experience an urgent immigration issue (for example, you have been held in secondary inspection upon entering the U.S.) after hours or on the weekend, contact EWU Campus Police at 509.359.7676 who will attempt to contact EWU Global staff on your behalf.