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The International Education Student Board (IESB) is a board of International Education graduate students who are committed to creating both social and professional events for the International Education student body. If you would like to contact the current officer board, please email us at

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Hasnaa Naila, President 

Naya is an Indonesian native who obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universitas Gadjah Mada. She is the co-founder of a socio-educational organization called BisaBelajar, which aims to support quality education for underprivileged schools in Indonesia. Naya was also an exchange student to the USA and Singapore on fully-funded scholarships, and these experiences sparked her interest in student exchange programs and their relevance with social mobility efforts in the global south. She is excited to expand her perspectives and have fun with the IESB members! 

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Madison Nguyen, Vice President

Madison Nguyen is a Vietnamese international student at NYU pursuing a MA in International Education. Madison moved to NYC on her own at 16 for high school. She went on to complete a double degree in Media Studies and Food Studies at The New School for her undergraduate (and luckily graduated just as COVID started). She then went home to Vietnam and worked in Student Life for a local transnational education organization. Within this role’s capacity, Madison found her passion for transcultural education and the importance of it within higher education. This has led her to her journey at NYU today. As an NYU IE student, Madison hopes to deepen her understanding of international education and dedicate her time and efforts to cross-cultural education.

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Jillian Barker Langford, Secretary

Jill is from Chicago, IL, but lives in Jersey City, NJ with her husband and daughter. She is currently a full-time master’s student in the International Education program on the study abroad and cross-cultural exchange track. When she isn’t in class, at work, or commuting, she is usually at home doing homework, hanging out with her family, or out with them exploring New Jersey and New York City! 

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Parker Hollingsworth, Treasurer

Parker currently serves as an instructional designer for NYU Steinhardt! In his role he has built in-person, hybrid, and online learning experiences for people of all ages. His main focus in research and design is implementing emerging educational technology to provide adaptive, personalized learning for people often left behind. In his free time, he enjoys traveling around the world as a vocal performer while experiencing many unique cultures through a wide variety of multilingual and expressive music that he practices. He also loves to play video games! He is very excited to meet the NYU IE community and hopes to see you at events soon!

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Lingy Dong, Events Coordinator

Lingy is a part-time student in the International Education program and currently serves as an Admissions Assistant within the Office of Graduate Admissions at NYU Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in China Studies from Stony Brook University. From her experiences in working in higher education and with international students, she has grown passionate in improving her knowledge in the field of education from a global perspective. As part of IESB, she is looking forward to planning exciting events and connecting with her cohort. During her spare time, you can either find Lingy at an ice skating rink or at home, crocheting and catching up on a show!

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Katherine Arredondo, Communications Coordinator

Kat currently serves as the Manager of Undergraduate Programs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Previously she received a BS in Sports Studies from St. Bonaventure University as well as an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University in Higher and Postsecondary Education. Kat is a part-time student in the International Education program with an interest in cultural exchange, study abroad and making higher education equitable and accessible to all. Her hobbies include traveling the world, exploring coffee shops and paying it forward to her community! 


Board positions are held for a year. It consists of a:


  • Spokesperson for the board
  • Attends all GSO meetings, acts as liaison between GSO and the board
  • Maintains communications with the faculty and board advisors
  • Runs board meetings effectively by sticking to the agenda
  • Delegates tasks at the end of each meeting
  • Maintain communication with IE community, faculty, and the IESB board

Vice President

  • Sets the agenda and shares it with board members prior to meetings
  • Emails board members reminders to add to the agenda
  • When President is not available, serves as ex officio at GSO meetings and board meetings
  • Works closely with other board members to complete projects and tasks
  • Maintain communication with IE community, faculty, and the IESB board


  • Record minutes at each meeting and share them with the board
  • Maintain an ongoing document to evaluate each IESB event
  • Create initial cohort interest survey
  • Responsible for organizing the documents in the Shared Google Folder
  • Assists other members of the board with their duties as necessary


  • Oversees applications for GSO funding
  • Responsible for tracking and managing budget expenditures and receipts
  • Responsible for gathering receipts after events
  • Reports current fiscal standing to the board

Communications Officer

  • Maintains and updates the IESB social media and communication channels
  • Designs invites and flyers for events
  • Responsible for in-class announcements of board events
  • Liaison to International Education study body
  • Distributes announcements for newsletter to advisor
  • Responsible for responding to IESB emails
  • Searches out and contacts NYU groups outside the department and other organizations outside the university
  • Contacts these groups and/or distributes events when relevant

Events Coordinator

  • Responsible for collecting activity/event ideas from the student body and board
  • Presents the logistics of the top-rated events to board members
  • Delegates activity-related tasks to board members at meetings
  • Follows up with board members on assignments
  • Coordinates and implements all IESB-sponsored events