Giustina Pelosi, Chair, and Founding member on Advisory Board

If you are interested in getting involved and joining the PDX Abroad Leadership Team, please contact Giustina Pelosi at

To view Giustina’s full bio, please visit our Advisory Board page.


Rachel Foxhoven, Scholarship Fundraising Coordinator

headshotRachel Foxhoven is the Assistant Director of Global Initiatives at Portland State’s School of Business. Through her career at PSU, Rachel works toward developing and supporting programs that foster student, staff and faculty cultural competency, global perspectives and awareness of diversity and equity issues within higher education. Rachel has a BS in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University and a MS in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. Outside of work, Rachel spends a large portion of her free time volunteering in the Oregon Department of Corrections as a facilitator for victim-offender dialogues and other restorative justice based initiatives. Additionally, Rachel is a co-founder and the Restorative Justice Coordinator for If You Build It, LLC., a local organization that seeks to create intentional spaces to talk about gender and it’s impact on our lives and our communities. When she is not volunteering, Rachel tries to spend as much time in the Oregon outdoors as possible through running, hiking or (attempting) climbing.


Anne Frey, Social Networking Coordinator

Picture1Anne Frey has been in the field of International Education for over 25 years. Her career has included work in both International Student Services and Education Abroad. In these roles she has worked with faculty, students and administrators on issues ranging from emergency protocols to compliance issues to grappling with how to better prepare students for the experiences they will have in the U.S. or overseas. Her most recent work is with the Institute For Study Abroad (IFSA) where she holds the role of Field Director working with universities and colleges on the West Coast and Rocky Mountain states. This work allows her to interface with very different types of universities, colleges and community colleges thus providing insight on student services and administrative operations and the students attending these institutions. Whether it has been working with incoming international students or out-going study abroad students Anne has always been particularly interested in the transitional periods in students’ lives where they are exploring with how to integrate or re-integrate into a culture.


Krista Lane, Think Tank Coordinator

Krista!Krista Lane is originally from southern California, but grew up in Oregon. She graduated with a B.A. from Luther College in Political Science, Spanish, and International Relations, and with an M.A. from Portland State University in Political Science and Comparative Politics. After graduating, she spent two years in Colorado with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, managing programs in Southeast Asia, and international internships. Moving back to Oregon in 2013, she took on the role of director for the Oregon University System International Programs Office, as well as the director of study abroad at Oregon State University in 2014. In 2016, she moved to STA Travel, where she is currently a business development manager for 15 states across the U.S. She enjoys hanging out with her husband, trail running, cycling, and planning their next hilarious and fun adventure.

Liz Sinclair, Scholarship Fundraising Coordinator and NORIE Liaison

Liz!Liz was born and raised in Madison, WI and came to Portland to attend Lewis & Clark College for her undergraduate degree, where she earned a BA in French Studies and Psychology and spent a life-changing semester studying in Strasbourg, France. After graduating, Liz was an English teaching assistant in a high school in Le Mans, France for a school year through the TAPIF program. Liz received an MA in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. For her final semester practicum, Liz worked in the Education Abroad office at PSU where she coordinated the inaugural NW Symposium on International Faculty-Led Programs. Liz also serves on the leadership committees of NORIE and the Northwest Returnee Conference.