2021 Conference Interns 

Kelsey Prima, Lead Intern 
Kelsey Prima is currently the University Relations Manager for Central Europe and the United Kingdom at ISEP Study Abroad. She works closely with ISEP members to promote mobility, develop programs, and manage exchanges. In addition to her role at ISEP, Kelseyserves as Chair of the Board of Directors for yPIE DC, a peer-led organization that focuses on providing networking and professional development events and opportunities to young international education professionals in the DC metro area. Kelsey studied abroad in Austria and Costa Rica, and later taught in Austria through the Fulbright U.S. Teaching Assistants program. Prior to ISEP, Kelsey worked for the Middlebury School in Mainz, Germany while completing her MA in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Amy Chen, Conference Intern 
Amy Chen is a recent graduate from Juniata College. Her interest in international education sprouted from her cross-cultural experiences as a fourth-culture American with Japanese and Chinese heritages and blossomed through her interactions with international education programs on campus and abroad. She previously worked in offices such as enrollment, first-year services, and study abroad, and she thanks these experiences for opening her eyes to the importance of spreading intercultural awareness and cultural humility. She plans to work in Japan for a couple years before committing to a master’s program in the United States. She is interested in working with international students to ensure that they have safe and successful study abroad experiences.

Drew Villierme-Lightfoot, Conference Intern 
Drew Villierme-Lightfoot is an Ed.D. candidate in Educational Leadership at Arcadia University and works as a Program Manager at The College of Global Studies at Arcadia, assisting students in preparing themselves for overseas study. Drew has worked with in-bound language learners as an ESL instructor and with outbound US undergraduates as an education abroad administrator. He has served as a faculty leader on a short-term study abroad program in Japan. He has professional interest in the intersection of identity and international education and is active in working groups and committees to better support diverse students on global learning experiences. His future research examines the perspectives of students experiencing institutional pressure to study abroad.

Headshots of three conference interns - Kelsey Prima, Amy Chen, and Drew Vilierme-Lightfoot