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Dr. Sarah Lam
Coordinator of Global Education

Dr. Sarah Lam became the Coordinator of Global Education at Fresno State in Fall 2012. Having been an international student, Dr. Lam has actively engaged in international participation. She has served as a counselor at American English Institute at Fresno State; led a group of administrators and faculty to visit schools in China; visited schools and universities in Ghana; conducted research in Hong Kong and China; hosted educators from Hong Kong and Japan to visit public schools and counseling agencies in Fresno; and presented at the Trilateral (China, S. Korea, and America) Conference at Fresno State, and the 2nd Asia Pacific Rim International Counseling Conference and the First International Conference on School Guidance in the Chinese Communities in Hong Kong. The passion for multicultural exposure has taken her to Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Ghana. Dr. Lam speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Besides coordinating Global Education, Dr. Lam is a professor at the Counselor Education and Rehabilitation Department, coordinator of the Pupil Personnel Services Credential-School Counseling program, and the Special Assistant to Dean of Kremen School of Education and Human Development


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!


Alma Orellana
Study Abroad Intern

Alma is a first generation college student who is extremely passionate about education.  She will be starting her internship with the study abroad program in the fall of 2013.  She received a B.A. in Geography, with an a human systematic emphasis.  Currently, she is working on a master's in counseling and student services and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2014.  While working on her masters, Alma had the opportunity to work at the American English Institute as a student advisor and enjoyed her experience in working with international students. She will now appreciate working with students who plan to become international students.
  Olga Lopez
Study Abroad Intern

Olga Lopez is an intern in the Study Abroad Office, which she started in Spring 2013. Olga Lopez is a first generation college student who obtained her Bachelor's degree at California State University, Fresno in Liberal Studies. She is currently working on her Master's degree in Counseling and Student Services along with PPS credential.  She is passionate about helping students succeed and reach their goals.  She is the Fulbright adviser and is available to assist students with their application process.

William Riley
Study Abroad Intern

William Riley began his internship for Study Abroad in Summer 2013. He began his graduate studies in the Spring of 2013, becoming a student of the Kremen School at Fresno State and studying Education Administration, Higher Education. William received his BA in General Spanish from CSU, Chico after transferring there from McPherson College in McPherson, KS. He has visited China during a winter session, and studied abroad in Guadalajara, México during his last semester as an undergrad. Aside from being an intern at Study Abroad, William is also a member of the ISA (International Students Association) and International Education Committee, which helps to promote cross-cultural experiences for faculty, staff, and students at Fresno State.


Kimberly Mullins
Study Abroad Intern

Kimberly is a Counseling Intern in the Study Abroad and International Exchanges Office. She is available to assist students with the study abroad programs that Fresno State has to offer. She obtained her Bachelor's degree at Fresno State and is currently working on her Master's degree in Counseling and Student Services. During her undergraduate studies she had the opportunity to study in Italy and enjoys supporting other students to take part in the wonderful experience of studying abroad. She aspires to become a College Counselor and finds helping students the most rewarding.

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