2021-2022 AIEA Presidential Fellows

Jill blondin

Jill Blondin is Executive Director of the Global Education Office and Senior International Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University. She oversees global initiatives and leads campus strategy for internationalization. She is active in AIEA, and currently serves on the Futures Task Force. Blondin has shared her expertise on campus internationalization as a Fulbright Specialist to Brazil. She holds doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's degree from Indiana University.

Catherine Krull

Catherine Krull serves as Special Advisor International and is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria and an adjunct professor in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. As Special Advisor International, Catherine provides critical campus-wide strategic leadership for global engagement and brings together all executive portfolios to advance UVic’s presence, relationships, and reputation globally. Krull has served as editor of Cuban Studies, as well as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 

Christina Sanchez

Christina Sanchez is the Associate Provost for Global Engagement at California Lutheran University where she leads campus internationalization efforts in partnership with the Center for Global Engagement team. She is active in the field (AIEA, NAFSA, PBD) and presents frequently. Her passion work is global and intercultural learning with a social justice lens. Sanchez earned degrees from the College of William and Mary (BA), James Madison University (MA), and the University of New Mexico (PhD).