International Advisement Specialist/Instructor
Dr. Mavel Marina is an international specialist at the University of California Santa Barbara, where she oversees the Exchange Program for International Academics and Researchers. In this area she advises on immigration regulation and manages the paperless system for the information process of immigration documents. Dr. Marina received her doctorate in Education, Leadership and Organizations from the University of California Santa Barbara and she has more than 20 years of experience in the field within international education, from international admissions, English language teaching; the creation and execution of cultural assimilation activities and workshops and the creation and delivery of short-term high impact programs focused on academic concentrations, research and professional training. Currently, she trains the staff of more than 60 academic departments on the use of the paperless system to improve the effective and efficient paperless document management. In addition, Dr. Marina teaches ED20i, an introductory course for international students.