Mission and Vision

SDSU International Affairs is proud to serve as a campus partner in serving the global education needs of students and faculty. Our mission is to help to develop and inspire globally-conscious citizens. We envision an SDSU community that engages and impacts the border region and the world.

Our team

International Affairs is comprised of five main areas: AVP/Administration, Global Education Office, International Student Center, Faculty International Engagement Office and the SDSU Passport Office. Click below to review a list of our team members by area.

Cristina Alfaro
AVP for International Affairs
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Noah Hansen
Director, International Affairs
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Maria Keckler
Director of Communications
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Tyne Truong
Assistant Director of International Safety, Security, and Risk
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Maybelline Arevalo Lopez
Executive Assistant to AVP
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Anita Clark
Budget & Operations Admin.
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Chris Kjonaas
Assistant Director of Global Education
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Ryan McLemore
Senior Global Education Advisor | Aztecs Abroad Database Coordinator
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Leti Kahya
Global Education Advisor
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Karina Araiza
Exchange Program Coordinator and Global Education Advisor
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Julie Dugan
Global Education Advisor
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Maureen Crawford
Global Education Advisor
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Giancarlo Taylor
Global Education Advisor
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Ricky Painagua
Assistant Director, International Student Services
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Lisa Lyons
Senior International Student Advisor
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Isabel Martorell
International Student Advisor
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Laura Ribitzky
International Student Advisor & SEVIS Coordinator
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Bianca Chau
International Student Success Advisor
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Alison Peppers
International Student Intake Coordinator
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Alana Ritchison
International Student Transition Coordinator
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Adrienne Fusek
Director, International Education & Partnerships
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Jessica Romero (Baham)
Senior Program Development Specialist
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Willaine Carr
Program Development Specialist
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Aracely Bojorquez
Program Development Specialist
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William Twayigize
Curriculum Internationalization Specialist
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Rebekah Fuganti
Partnerships and Contracts Coordinator
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Ana Villalobos-Karaca
Passport Office Administrative Analyst
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Tanya Vu
Passport Office Coordinator
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Maricela Sanchez
Passport Office Coordinator
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