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 Ms. Chris Kjonaas, Associate Director

As the Associate Director for International Engagement in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), Chris' role includes campus-wide assessment of student learning outcomes from study abroad, faculty-led program development for the Weber Honors College, and outreach about study abroad programs and scholarships to SDSU students. 

 

Chris’ undergraduate international experiences in Japan, Guatemala, and Venezuela motivated her to return to Venezuela on a Fulbright research grant to study Ecology, and then earn a Master’s in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute. Since then, she has worked in the International Education field as an onsite program coordinator, a study abroad advisor, and a regionally-based representative for an international education organization. In 2009, she was awarded a Rotary World Peace Fellowship, for which she completed a Master’s in International Relations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and fieldwork in Northern Ireland. In addition to traveling, she is an avid cyclist, musician, and foreign language enthusiast.

 

 

 

 

 

 Fiorella Morales, Graduate Assistant

Fiorella Morales is the Graduate Assistant for International Engagement in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).  Fiorella is available on a walk-in basis for students of the Compact Scholars Program and Weber Honors College to answer questions about study abroad scholarships and searching for study abroad programs that will fulfill study abroad requirements.  

 

Fiorella is a Gates Millenium Scholar, McNair Scholar, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of San Diego.  During her undergraduate experience, she studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France, and also had the opportunity to travel to Spain, Greece, UK, Belgium, and Italy. After her study abroad experience, she continued her relationship with her French host university as an intern in their San Diego office, where she provided the staff and students with support for study abroad in their many programs.  At SDSU, she is pursuing a Masters in Postsecondary Educational Leadership with an Emphasis in Student Affairs, with the intention of pursuing a career in International Education.  Fiorella has a passion for traveling, cooking, and learning new languages. She enjoys spending her time with her loved ones and exploring new places in San Diego.

Contact Information

Chris Kjonaas

Associate Director

 

Office:

Administration Building, AD 201H

 

E-mail:

ckjonaas@mail.sdsu.edu

  

Chris Kjonaas


Fiorella Morales 

Graduate Assistant

 

Office:

Administration Building, AD 201C

 

E-mail: dusstudyabroad@mail.sdsu.edu

 

Fiorella Morales