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Our Team

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American Semester Program & Exchanges is housed within the Office for Education Abroad, focusing on inbound direct enrollment and exchange programming for international partner institutions and students. Our team is split between Exchange Programs, Short Term, Special Programs and the American Semester Program.

For students interested in working within our office, feel free to learn about our volunteer and work opportunities!

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Lewis 2018.pngLewis Cardenas

Lewis is the Assistant Director of International Partnerships and Special Programs, focusing on strategic partnerships, recruitment, and marketing with international partners and institutions.

Schedule Meeting

Phone: 517-884-7920 
Email: carden12(at)
427 N. Shaw Lane Room 12 Office H
East Lansing, MI 48824



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Haley Thompson

Haley is the Bilateral and Multilateral Exchanges Coordinator. She works with our MSU Exchange Partners around the globe and manages all aspects of exchange programs for inbound and outbound students. 

Schedule Meeting

Phone: 517-884-3509
Email: thom2030(at)
427 N. Shaw Lane Room 108
East Lansing, MI 48824



unnamed.jpgAutumn Dietrich

Autumn is our graduate intern who works with all of our ASP&E students (with special emphasis on short courses). She is currently in the Student Affairs Administration Program at Michigan State University. 

Contact Autumn for any questions related to short courses at MSU.

E-mail: dietri90(at)
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 12, Office J
East Lansing, MI 48824



22467694_117515332338689_2577038115391544223_o.jpgRory McGillen

Rory is a recent graduate of the James Madison College at MSU. He has a B.A. in International Relations and Social Relations & Policy. He was previously an ASP Summer intern and is now an intern working year round with the Exchanges Office; working with both in-bound and out-bound exchange students and programing.

Contact Rory for any questions related to short courses at MSU.

E-mail: mcgillen(at)
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 109
East Lansing, MI 48824


Andrea Thomman 

Andrea is a Support Specialist for Education Abroad. She assist all inbound ASP&E students through the initial application processing.  

Phone: +1-517-353-8921
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 109
East Lansing, MI 48824

Lori Thomas

Lori is a Support Specialist for Education Abroad. She works with all outbound exchange students through the application process.  

Email: thoma657(at)
Phone: +1-517-353-8921
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 109
East Lansing, MI 48824




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Andrea Herrera

Email: herre106(at)

Major: World Politics and German

Activities: International Relations Organization, Culturas de las Razas Unidas, IM Soccer and Indoor Soccer. She also works at Sparty's Market.


Anne Straith

Email: straitha(at)

Major: World Politics and French, International Development

Activities: Club gymnastics

Carlos.jpgCarlos Ferran-Heredia

Carlos: ferranhe(at)

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Minors: Mandarin Chinese and Cognitive Science

Activities: Sparrow Volunteer

Diana.jpegDiana Serrano

Email: serran22(at)

Major: Social Work

Minor: Human Behavior & Social Services, Entrepreneurship

Activities: Mentor for freshmen students, employee at IM Sports West

Caroline 2.jpegCaroline Burdick

Email: burdic40(at)

Major: International Relations, Political Economy, Spanish

Activities: Model UN, Student Senate


Isabella.JPGIsabella Green

E-mail: greenis1(at)

Major: Neuroscience and Anthropology

Minor: Environment and Health

Activities: Orchesis Dance, Research assistant

Hamzah.jpgHamzah Siddiqui

Email: siddiq73(at)

Major: Supply Chain Management

Minor: Computer Science

Activities: Supply Chain Management Association, Ski Club, Intramural basketball/flag football

Jack.jpegJack Boyce

Email: boycejac(at)

Major: International Relations, Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy

Activities: Model UN

Keith 2.jpgSkyler Huang

Email: huangx70(at)

Major: Media and Information

Minor: Graphic Design

Activities: Teaching Assistant for Multi Camera Production & Advanced Multi Camera Production, Director for Focal Point News, Humans of East Lansing.

LaTaja.jpegLaTaja Maddox

Email: maddoxl3(at)

Majors: Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy, Criminal Justice

Minors: French, Criminal Justice, European Studies, Law Justice and Public Policy

Lillian.jpgLillian Gosser

Email: gosserli(at)

Major: Food Science

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Activities: Research Assistant for CMSE department

Macie.jpegPeter McAndrews

Email: mcandr29(at)

Major: International Relations and Economics

Activities: Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-law Fraternity, Ski Club, & Intramural Sports.

Maddie.jpegMadison Payne

Email: paynemad(at)

Major: Elementary Education

Minor: Mathematics for Elementary Students and TESOL

Activities: Intramural Soccer, Cru, Bridges International, MSU Education Global Cohort

Allie.jpeg     Allie Virginski

    Email: virginsk(at)

    Major: International relations and Spanish

    Activities: Research Assistant, Spartans Rebuilding  

    Michigan, HSTAR

Savior.jpgSavior Williams Onuorah

Email: will3081(at)

Major: Economics

Activities: Intramural sports, Economics Society

Yash Gupta

Email: guptayas(at)

Major: Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

Activities: Traveler, Black Belt, MSU Fraternity brother, Research in Artificial Intelligence.

Genevieve Madigan

Email: madigang(at)

Major: International Relations, Chinese

Activities: Traveler, volunteer, tutor