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Meet Our Staff

Learn more about the experienced and dedicated International Programs staff.

Giselda Beaudin (she/her/hers), M.A.

Giselda Beaudin (she/her/hers), M.A.

Director of Global Initiatives

Giselda Beaudin has been in her role at Rollins since 2010.  Before coming to Rollins, she was Assistant Director of International Programs at Binghamton University. She has led workshops at NAFSA regional and national conferences and presented at NAFSA regional and state conferences, at the Forum for Education Abroad, the Association for International Education Administrators, and the Association for American Colleges and Universities.  She currently serves on the CAPA Academic Advisory Board and the SIT Partnerships Council.  She publishes regularly in the field of Education Abroad (most recent publication is a co-authored chapter in the forthcoming volume Education Abroad and the Undergraduate Experience:  Critical Perspectives and Approaches to Integration with Student Learning and Development), has taught several times at Jacobs University in Germany, and served as a participating faculty member at the Critical Thinking Institute in Hungary.  She was a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps and served as a member of the NAFSA Consular Liaison Sub-committee. Giselda earned her BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University and her MA in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University.  She has studied abroad in China and Quebec; has lived abroad in France and Italy; and has traveled in Australia, Europe, Central America, South America, the Middle East and Asia. 

Mary Robinson (she/her/hers), M.L.S.

Mary Robinson (she/her/hers), M.L.S.

Assistant Director

Mary was born in Seoul, South Korea, and adopted to the US at the age of five and has lived in Central Florida ever since. Mary earned her BA in Humanities with a minor in Women’s Studies from Rollins Hamilton Holt School and her MA in Liberal Studies (MLS) from Rollins as well. She participated in six field studies during her time as a student at Rollins and has a passion for travel. She has also worked at Rollins since 2012 in various offices on campus, mentored students, and served as past staff co-chair of the Diversity Council. She is excited to help students travel abroad and become global citizens. Mary has traveled to St. Martin, Jamaica, Mexico, France, England, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Singapore. Mary’s travel short list includes anywhere and everywhere.

Katie Alonso (she/her/hers), B.A.

Study Abroad Coordinator

Katie was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She earned her B.A. degrees in International Studies and Economics at the University of South Florida, with specializations in Asian Studies and Intelligence and Security Studies. While at USF, Katie interned with the US Department of State in Washington D.C. in the Bureau of East Asian Pacific Affairs, and she also studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. Upon graduating, Katie moved to Miyazaki, Japan, as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, and taught English at a local high school for three years. In her free time Katie loves to indulge in food, video games, books, and of course travel. Aside from Japan, Katie has traveled in South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Italy, Hong Kong, Malaysia, England, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Karen Chamberlin (she/her/hers), B.A.

Senior Program Assistant

Karen comes to International Programs following a career in advertising, having worked for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and advertising agencies specializing in tourism and hospitality accounts such as hotel companies in Spain, Mexico and the Caribbean. She received her BA in Latin American Studies from Rollins College and studied in Madrid the spring semester of her junior year, when she also took a Spring break trip to Morocco. Karen has spent several summers in Argentina, and has traveled to England, Ireland, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Finland. In addition to travel, Karen has a passion for genealogy. Karen is a native Floridian, and also a proud Rollins Mom!