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Staff Information

Kathryn Morrissey
Coordinator of Study Abroad

Kathryn coordinates study abroad and international exchange programs across campus. She joined the team in Continuing and Global Education in 2015. Kathryn spent a semester studying economics in Florence, Italy as an undergraduate student and enjoys traveling internationally as well as within the United States.


Marcela Magdaleno
Study Abroad Intern

Marcela has been a Counseling Intern in the Study Abroad and International Exchanges Office since Spring 2014. She is a first generation college student who obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with emphasis in Bilingual Education at Fresno State. She is currently working on her Masters’ in Counseling with an Option of Students Affairs and College Counseling. She will also be obtaining Pupil Personnel Service Credential. Her first study abroad experience was a summer session in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2010. She also has visited cities in Spain and Brazil. She is very passionate about helping students succeed to accomplish their academic, personal, and professional goals. She aspires to become a College Counselor and work hard to support and promote International Studies. She is a strong believer that studying abroad is an essential opportunity to prepare students with a diverse worldview.


Alex Maciel
Study Abroad Intern

Alex joined the Study Abroad & International Exchanges team in the Fall of 2014 as an Advisor Intern. She first fell in love with traveling in 2009 when she took a semester to study Entrepreneurship in Sweden at the Jönköping International Business School. During the same year Alex also visited Australia, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, England, and Scotland. Alex obtained her B.S. in Business Administration focusing on Entrepreneurship in 2010. Today she is in the process of obtaining her Master's in Counseling, focusing in Student Affairs and College Counseling and she plans on graduating in May of 2015. Alex plans to work in a University Study Abroad Office as an Advisor or Coordinator in the future, and, she is committed to helping students realize that the hardest part to their study abroad experience is deciding where to go.


Mayra Villegas
Study Abroad Intern

Mayra Villegas is a first generation college student who obtained a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from CSU Stanislaus. Back in 2010, she had the opportunity to study abroad in the beautiful city of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Ever since her first study abroad experience, she developed a passion for travelling around the world and has been fortunate to have visited London, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico. She is currently working on her Masters in Counseling with an option in Student Affairs and College Counseling. She aspires to become an advisor in college and encourage students for an educational experience in an international environment. Mayra believes “travelling open your eyes to different cultures and your eyes will see much more than pictures.”


Niklas Ratzlaff
Student Assistant

Niklas is currently a student assistant in the SAIE office. He has been attending Fresno State for the past six years, where he has received my B.A. in Linguistics. Also, Niklas is seeking a M.A. in Linguistics TESOL and will graduate in Spring 2015. In December of 2010, he took part in the British Culture course that goes to London for three weeks through the College of Arts & Humanities. Then in the fall of 2011 he embarked upon a yearlong program in Germany through CSU IP, where he lived until August of 2012. Traveling is a great learning experience, so I try to do it often.


Samantha Cingari
Student Assistant and IP Ambassador

Samantha Cingari is completing her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and will graduate in the spring of 2015. She studied abroad in Santiago, Chile for a year with CSU-IP where she finished a Spanish Minor. She is the IP Global Ambassador for Fresno State campus and has been working at the study abroad office for almost two years.


Cinthia Godinez
Student Assistant

Cinthia joined the Study Abroad and International Exchanges office Spring 2015. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in International Political Economy at Fresno State. Her most recent experience abroad took place during the 2014 fall semester where she studied Latin American government and politics in Costa Rica. An active member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cinthia was nominated by the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) to attend the Delegation on International Relations and Diplomacy for 2015. She hopes to work for the State Department with a focus on Southwest Asia and North Africa. A firm believer in diversity, Cinthia is an advocate for cultural enrichment abroad as well as locally.


Cyndy Trent

Coordinator of International Initiatives and Special Projects

Cynthia manages the faculty-led short term international travel studies in addition to coordinating other internationally—related events. She also designs educational seminars for groups of visiting international delegates and provides opportunities for foreign visitors to participate in specialized tours of the Fresno State campus. Ms. Trent loves international travel and has been fortunate to have visited much of western Europe, the Caribbean and North America, in addition to living two years in Nigeria. She spent a summer in France on a faculty-led travel study while pursuing her undergraduate degree in French. Cynthia believes, “International travel can open one’s mind to other cultures and ways of thinking and living, leading to more tolerant and positive attitudes toward people who are different from us. Once you have spent time in another country, you will never be the same!

Office of Study Abroad & International Exchanges

California State University, Fresno
5300 North Campus Drive M/S FF83
Fresno, CA 93740-8019
Phone: 559.278.6452 Fax: 559.278.4203

Where We're Located
Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 119