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Admissions Advisors

Meet the team that is ready to help answer your questions.

Kayla Avisror 
Admissions Advisor, 
Strategic Partnerships
I have always wanted to work in the sphere of travel, but I didn’t know I wanted to be in Educational Exchange until my own experience abroad. I was lucky enough to travel to Sorrento, Italy with my university in my junior year which shaped the pathway for my future. Travelling is an amazing way to learn just as much about oneself as the world around you. My advice for students looking to go abroad would be to befriend locals as they will be able to show you their home in a completely different lens than you would be able to find on your own. My bucket list travel destination is New Zealand.
Freda Fosu 
Admissions Advisor, 
Strategic Partnerships
I studied with CIEE in Paris and throughout my time there got the opportunity to travel to Barcelona and Berlin. I’ve always had a fascination with the French culture and history and some of my favorite moments while abroad were immersing in the culture and seeing the local's way of life. Studying abroad completely changed my outlook and direction of life and I encourage everyone to take this path to self-discovery. My bucket list travel destination is New Zealand.  
Shaila Hernandez 
Admissions Advisor, 
Strategic Partners
I am a proud Los Angeles native and a graduate from Occidental College. During my undergraduate career, I studied abroad with CIEE in Alicante, Spain, and it completely changed my life trajectory. My experience abroad allowed me to immerse myself in the local Spanish culture, make lifetime connections, and expand my horizons, both personally and professionally. Today, I love travelling (next stop: Japan!), and connecting students to the best study abroad programs!
Tyreen Maddox
Admissions Advisor, 
Strategic Partners
Hello, my name is Tyreen Maddox. I am a native of Baltimore, Md. currently residing in Columbia, Md. I am a first-generation college graduate with a long-standing career journey with Johns Hopkins University, beginning in 2011. My absolute favorite position at Hopkins was as an Admissions Coordinator for the School of Education. I thoroughly enjoyed providing resources and advocating for current and prospective students. I have a passion for education and excited to represent CIEE in building exceptional client relationships and connecting with current and new prospects navigating the study abroad process. 

A fun fact about me...I love the ocean and travel. I look for any reason to explore places outside of Maryland (especially during the winter season). The Beach is my favorite temperature!
Janet Mingo 
Admissions Advisor, 
I am a Suffolk Virginia Native, and graduate of Norfolk State University. During my Undergraduate career I studied abroad 3 times. Twice studied in Japan twice, and Curaçao. I have worked in higher education for the past 7 years. My true desire is to help everyone I encounter to broaden their horizons.
Kiana Raiford-Johnson 
Senior Admissions Advisor, West
I had the opportunity to live in Hawai'I for 3 years to complete my undergraduate studies, which I see as a similar study abroad opportunity. I am lucky to be a part of a military family which requires me to move to several different places. My favorite travel experience has been visiting Cambodia when I was younger and hope to plan another trip in the future soon! On my free time, I love heading to the dog park with my dog, watching Judge Judy, and listening to music! My bucket list travel destination is Iceland, Thailand, and South Korea.
Katie Roseboom 
Admissions Advisor, Midwest
I'm a proud graduate of Western Michigan University and currently reside in Michigan, just minutes away from my beloved alma mater. My international experience has been entirely virtual, as I served as an ESL tutor for several years. Through laptops and tablets, I virtually entered homes, schools, restaurants, and even public transportation in Beijing, engaging with family and children aged five to ten. This allowed me to immerse myself in Chinese culture. I hope to visit China in person one day. I've explored thirty-seven states in the United States and have actively contributed to my local community as a substitute teacher. Education and travel are my passions! During my downtime, you'll often find me cheering on my kids at sporting events or enjoying some friendly pickleball matches with my pals.
Lily Spiers 
Admissions Advisor, NY, CT, OH
Hi, my name is Lily. I currently reside in Ohio, and I am a Ohio University (OU) graduate. During my undergraduate studies I had the amazing opportunity to travel all throughout Scotland. My favorite locations being the Highlands and the Isle of Sky. I studied Anthropology with a focus on East Asian studies and Mandarin during my undergrad. While going to OU I worked with international students from China and Japan transition to life on an American college campus. I also worked at OU’s Global Opportunities Office, helping students find the right study abroad program for them. My next dream travel destinations would be China, Taiwan, Amsterdam, and South Korea!
Deanna Young 
Admissions Advisor, 
Hi, my name is Deanna. I moved back to my home state of Maine in 2018 after studying and working in both Hawai'i and Spain. My background is in marine biology/environmental conservation and international education. I look forward to providing successful study abroad opportunities for all students, like I experienced in Spain! My next bucket list travel destination is Morocco.
Nia Edge 
Admissions Advisor, 
Hi everyone! My name is Nia, I am from North Carolina. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and Master’s Degree in Public Administration. A purpose I feel I have is helping others and being an Admissions Advisor I will be able to do just that. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending quality time with loved ones. My dream travel destinations are Tokyo and Italy.