Join us in welcoming the following new staff to the Study Abroad team:
Sara Palumbo, Director of Enrollment
Sara Palumbo joined the CIEE Study Abroad team as the new director of enrollment in January. Sara works closely with the CIEE Study Abroad advisors during the student application and predeparture experience. Before joining CIEE, Sara served as executive director of enrollment management and adult services at St. John’s University, director of student affairs and retention at Long Island University – Global College, and associate director of admissions at New York University. She credits her excitement for international education to her two formative study abroad experiences in Florence and Nanjing. Sara holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from City University of New York.
Craig Hastings, Regional Director of Operations, Latin America & Caribbean
Craig Hastings has joined CIEE as resident director of operations, Latin America and Caribbean. He comes to CIEE from Saudi Arabia, where he managed special enrichment programming at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Previously, Craig served as deputy director of LASPAU, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University dedicated to educational exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean. During his tenure, he led the organization’s administration of scholarship programs, including the Fulbright Foreign Student program, the Organization of American States (OAS) scholarship programs, and the national scholarship programs of Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru. Craig holds a master’s degree in education with a focus in administration, planning, and social policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish with a concentration in international relations from Clark University. Craig is an active member of NAFSA and serves on the 2015 and 2016 NAFSA Annual Conference Committee.