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

GW University Singers performing in the Church of St. Casimir, a historic 15th century cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania

University Choir Hits All the Right Notes

Student musicians traveled to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on a mission of service and song.

GW President Steven Knapp introduces Arab British Chamber of Commerce Secretary General and Chief Executive Afnan Al-Shuaiby

GW Global Series: Breaking Barriers With Dr. Afnan Al-Shuaiby

Arab British Chamber of Commerce Secretary General and alumna talks leadership, diplomacy, education at London event.

GW students, faculty and staff hold their hands up in solidarity with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai

GW Expands ‘I Am Malala’ Resource Guide to High Schools

The George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute, in partnership with the Malala Fund and Little, Brown and Company, has expanded its free online resource guide, "I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators,” to include a supplement for high school students and teachers.