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.

Jennifer Skiba

Jennifer Skiba

Jennifer Skiba helps manage the Carlos Slim Scholars Program, a partnership between GW and the Fundación Carlos Slim in Mexico, working closely with the Slim Scholars and across the university to coordinate program requirements and create leadership experiences.

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.

International @ GW

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

IMF Will Bring Annual Meetings to Campus

Students can volunteer for sessions on Oct. 7-12; CNN debate with Christine Lagarde open to GW community.

UNSECO Director General Irina Bokova

UNESCO Director General Calls for a ‘New Push in Education’

GW’s UNESCO chair in international education for development plans to build citizen-leaders.

GW Students in IE Article

Opening the Doors Wider - Funding Education for Nontraditional Students

Opening the Doors Wider,, published in International Educator, highlights scholarship practices at GW. Featured within the article are two current GWU students, a GW alum, and Office for Study Abroad Special Projects Assistant, Taylor Wood.