Meet our Staff Members

For Office for Study Abroad staff information, please visit the Office for Study Abroad staff page.

Donna Scarboro, Ph.D.

Donna Scarboro, Ph.D.

Donna Scarboro is Associate Provost for International Programs at the George Washington University.

Vanessa Brimner

Vanessa Brimner

Vanessa Brimner manages financial, budgetary, and statistical accounting for the Office of International Programs, including the Office for Study Abroad.

Andrew Fromknecht

Andrew Fromknecht

Andrew Fromknecht manages the Office of International Programs Web site and provides essential Web site support to the Office for Study Abroad and related offices.

Shawn Lenker

Shawn Lenker

Shawn Lenker supports key aspects of GW’s international relations through the assessment and management of operational risks abroad.

Francesca Piemonte Slesinger

Francesca Piemonte Slesinger

Francesca Slesinger oversees communications about GW’s international efforts, serves as liaison for select sponsored international student programs, and provides support to visiting international delegations and scholars.

Leslie Stepler

Leslie Stepler

Leslie Stepler helps manage the GW's Carlos Slim Scholars and Global Scholars programs.

International @ GW

Natasha Stott Despoja, Australian ambassador for women and girls, speaks to a lunch symposium crowd at the Embassy of Australia

Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls: ‘We Have a Long Way to Go’

Global Women’s Institute and ambassadors monitor progress toward gender equality, 20 years after the historic Beijing Platform for Action.

Mariam Adil (far right) onstage at conference's opening plenary meeting with President Bill Clinton and other commitment makers.

At Clinton Global Initiative University, A Laboratory for the Big Ideas

GW student social entrepreneurs bring commitments to local and global development to annual conference.

Participants in “Unpacking Education and the Civic Good"

Should K-12 Students Be Treated as Commodities?

At UNESCO symposium, education experts discuss what happens when public good meets private gain.