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International Exchange Center Staff
Mr. Jai Misra, Program Specialist
Jai Misra joined the American Immigration Council in April 2012 and works with the International Exchange Center's J-1 visa sponsorship program. Mr. Misra graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in Globalization Studies, and he spent a year at the American University in Cairo (AUC) where he helped design cultural exchange programs for study abroad students at AUC's International Student Services Office.
Ms. Lois C. Magee, Director, International Exchange Center
Lois C. Magee was named Director of the American Immigration Council's International Exchange Center in January 2006. Ms. Magee has been affiliated with a number of citizen exchange organizations including the International Christian Youth Exchange, AFS Intercultural Programs, and the YMCA International Branch. She has worked with and written on J-1 visa programs for over twenty years. Ms. Magee holds a Master's degree in International Administration from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT.
Ms. Moksheda Thapa, Program Specialist - (currently on leave until 12/2014)
Moksheda Thapa joined the American Immigration Council in October 2012 as a Program Specialist. Ms. Thapa was a J-1 visa recipient under the Partnership for Learning Undergraduate Studies (PLUS) program from 2005-2007. After completing her two years residency requirement in her home country, Nepal, she returned to the US in 2009. Ms. Thapa holds a Master of Public Service degree from the University Of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
Ms. Colleen Tomlinson, Program Manager
Colleen Tomlinson serves as the Program Manager for the International Exchange Center. Prior to joining the American Immigration Council, she worked at the University of Maryland, College Park for almost 10 years as an International Advisor with F1 and J1 students. Colleen managed the entire international undergraduate population with over 3,000 applications from start to finish. She facilitated the procedure for processing incoming documents for prospective international students. Colleen holds a B.A. in Government and Public Policy and a M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. She has lived and studied in Jamaica and has travelled to China and Canada.
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