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Katie Wiggins-Gawlik

Assistant Director of Member Relations | U.S. Northeast & Midwest

Katie is the Michigan-based Assistant Director of Member Relations for United States Exchange Members. She also maintains University Relations Manager responsibilities for the U.S. Northeast and Midwest (Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin) and serves as the primary contact for member institutions in the region. She works with ISEP Exchange Members across the U.S. to develop and execute strategies that maximize engagement, and she collaborates with coordinators in the Midwest and Northeast to promote mobility, develop new programs and facilitate strategic initiatives, manage exchange numbers, and uphold membership standards. Katie is working toward her Ph.D. in the Center for Higher Education Internationalisation at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy. She earned her B.A. in Spanish for Secondary Education at Cornerstone University and her M.A. in Counseling for Student Development Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. She began her career in international education in Seville, Spain, and brings more than 15 years of education abroad advising, program management, and student development experience to ISEP. Katie also serves as NAFSA’s Country Coordinator for Spain, the Consular Affairs Liaison to the Chicago Consulate of Spain, and the Consular Affairs Liaison to the Detroit Consulate of Italy. In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and three Australian Shepherds.