About the Staff
Warren Jaferian, Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
Background and Experience: Warren Jaferian, Dean of International Education, joined Endicott College following a 20 year career in international business. He served as Global Vice President for a leading multinational corporation, responsible for strategic planning, sales, marketing, and innovation. His international assignments included postings in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, and France.
Warren has lived in 11 countries, and has traveled to more than 100 worldwide. He studied abroad in Africa and served as a development volunteer upon graduation from college. He was raised in Geneva, Switzerland and attended the College du Leman international school. He received his Bachelors Degree in International Relations and French from Ohio Wesleyan University, and pursued graduate studies in Education at Tufts University
Responsibilities: Warren leads the International Education office, with his team. His primary responsibilities include development & implementation of the college’s international strategic plan, the internationalization of the campus, strategic institutional partnerships, international student recruitment, international internships, and preparing students for success in the global community. Warren also overseas all International Student Advising from immigration advising, cultural adjustment to everyday international student needs.
Alicia Vinal, Study Abroad Advisor email@example.com
Background and Experience: Alicia joined Endicott College in 2015 after 4.5 years at Suffolk University serving as the Assistant Director of Healthcare Programs at the Sawyer Business School. She was responsible for overseeing all programmatic tasks associated with the graduate program, as well as working with students on academic related matters.
Alicia received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Wheaton College and her Master of Education in Administration of Higher Education at Suffolk University. While at Wheaton Alicia, spent a semester abroad in London, England, and completed her graduate internship with the International Programs and Services Office at Suffolk University. She has had the opportunity to travel to 5 countries and has returned to London on many occasions.
Responsibilities: Alicia supports and advises students interested in studying abroad and works with them through pre-departure, cultural adjustment, and re-entry. Together with the Dean, she ensures that students have a holistic experience while studying abroad and are supported thereafter, so as to help promote the benefits of international education. Alicia also works and collaborates with the Global Ambassadors with programming and events at Endicott College.
Christopher Moca, International Student Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Background and Experience: A life-long resident of New England, Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and German from the University of New Hampshire and his Master of Education degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Boston University. He had his first exchange experience as a high school student when he visited Nuremburg, Germany. While at UNH, Chris did his semester abroad at Salzburg College in Austria. He later worked in Japan for four months, teaching conversational English to college students. Before coming to Endicott in 2013, Chris worked for over 14 years at Boston University’s International Students & Scholars Office as an International Student Advisor and then as their SEVIS Specialist.
Responsibilities: Chris supports and advises new and continuing international students on issues such as student life, cultural adjustment, and immigration matters. Together with the Dean, he ensures institutional and student compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State regulations. Chris also collaborates with international student organizations to develop events and activities that enhance intercultural and international education for the Endicott Community.