CGE Staff

General Contact Information

The Center for Global Engagement
Gonzaga University
Hemmingson Center, Suite 102 and 204
502 E. Boone Avenue AD 41
Spokane, WA 99258 - 0041

(509) 313-3549
cge@gonzaga.edu

Meet our Staff:

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


  • Alisha LombardiResponsible for the operations of the ISSS division including overseeing services, regulatory and compliance requirements, programs, international student and scholar wellness and immigration advising, budget and personnel.
  • Serves as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and Responsible Officer (RO) for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
  • Helps actualize and support Gonzaga’s mission for intercultural competence and global engagement.

Ashley holds a master’s degree in Adult and Organization Learning and Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in International Business, and 10 years’ experience working in international higher education. Ashley comes to Gonzaga from her role as Manager of Immigration and Student Success at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Prior to this position, Ashley served as the Associate Director of International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) at the University of Idaho. Ashley has a comprehensive knowledge of immigration regulations pertaining to F and J visa holders, international student and scholar services, practices, and resources. She has a history of embracing innovation and facilitating process improvement with campus stakeholders.

Born and raised in China, Ashley speaks Mandarin Chinese. She’s passionate about sharing her culture as well as helping create opportunities for intercultural exchange amongst the campus community. Ashley considers working with international students and scholars as one of the most rewarding professions. Helping the international community navigate new environments and witnessing their tenacity, creativity and growth is both gratifying and inspiring.  Ashley is excited to join Gonzaga because of its mission to develop, educate and care for the whole person, which is perfectly aligned with her personal values.

In her leisure time, Ashley enjoys raising her daughter and reading books on various topics.

Davisa3@gonzaga.edu | 509-313-3583 | Hemmingson 204D

 
  • Primary immigration advisor for undergraduate students
  • 1st point of contact for undergraduate students
  • Contact Britt for immigration, insurance, employment, and cultural advising
  • DSO for immigration documents (can sign for and advise F-1 students and their dependents)
  • Responsible for insurance processes, overall Orientation coordination, and working with undergraduate students from the point of admission

Britt is an alum of Gonzaga's MA-TESL program, and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Macedonia where she taught English as a Second Language for two years.

harmonb2@gonzaga.edu | Hemmingson 102 E | (509) 313.6236

 
  • Katie NollenbergerPrimary immigration advisor for ESL and graduate students
  • 1st point of contact for ESL students
  • Connect with Katie for immigration, employment, and cultural advising as well as tax information
  • DSO for immigration documents (can sign for and advise F-1 students and their dependents)
  • Responsible for tax processes, ESL Orientation coordination, and working with graduate and ESL students from the point of admission

Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Oregon and her master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Gonzaga University.

She has taught ESL in France and at Gonzaga and Spokane Community College. Katie enjoys working with students from all over the world and helping them to realize their academic and career pursuits.

She has travelled to Colombia, India, South Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, among others, and is always looking forward to her next adventure abroad. In her free time, she enjoys being out and about in nature and spending time with her family. Please feel free to contact her.

nollenberger@gonzaga.edu | Hemmingson 204 I | (509) 313-5593

 
  • Stashia KaielManagement and monitoring of Gonzaga’s semester and summer exchange programs
  • 1st point of contact for exchange and visiting students for J-1 immigration proposes
  • Promote, inform and advise students about study abroad opportunities; educate students about health, safety and logistics; conduct a Study Abroad
  • Oversee the Spanish Visa Process for students. 

Stashia was born and raised in Spokane, WA., closely connected to the Gonzaga community at an early age while attending the local elementary school (St. Aloysius). She decided to spread her ‘wings’ in college and studied abroad in Seville, Spain, for her junior year. Her experiences abroad changed everything.

Stashia began working at Gonzaga University with international students right after graduating from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Education. She decided to spread her ‘wings’ even farther and moved to Pusan, South Korea, to teach English and then to Portland, Oregon, to continue teaching ESL to elementary school children.

kaiel@gonzaga.edu | Hemmingson 204 D | (509) 313-6454

 

Study Abroad Office

Alisha Lombardi

  • Provides day-to-day management of the Study Abroad office and staff members.
  • Oversight of all study abroad programs from the advising, application processes, pre-departure programming and once students have returned to the the U.S.
  • Together with the Risk Management Office, assesses and performs risk assessments for new and/or existing program locations. Informs faculty program leaders, University administrators and students of State Department Travel advisories and safety concerns relative to program sites.

Alisha is originally from College Station, Texas and has been working in the field of international education for over 13 years.  She moved to Spokane in 2013 when she became Assistant Director of Study Abroad working as the Gonzaga in Florence advisor.  Over the past 8 years, Alisha has advised for all semester programs and worked to establish curriculum integration for semester programs.

She attended Texas A&M University earning a B.A. in international studies and completed her Master’s in business administration here at Gonzaga in May 2020.

Alisha’s areas of expertise include semester study abroad programs, database management and implementation and student advising. During her undergraduate studies in Texas, she studied abroad in Costa Rica which ignited her passion for international education. She has traveled to over 17 countries and continues to add to that number. Prior to the field of study abroad, she worked with various non-profit organizations in Texas.

lombardi@gonzaga.edu | Hemmingson 204 C | (509) 313-5799

 
  • Development and implementation of GU’s home grown faculty-led study programs
  • Oversee the French Visa Process and various other visa process for summer study abroad
  • Promote, inform and advise students about study abroad opportunities; educate students about health, safety and logistics; conduct a Study Abroad 

Katuska has worked more than fifteen years of her professional career in study abroad and international business. She received a bachelor's in biology and French from Vanderbilt University and holds an MBA from Gonzaga University. After studying abroad in France (three times) during college, she soon after settled in Paris, working there for seven years. Katuska is fluent in Slovak and French, and has traveled Europe, parts of south and central America, Africa, and China. 

kohut@gonzaga.edu | Hemmingson 204 G | (509) 313-3546

 
  • Management and monitoring of the Gonzaga in Florence Study Abroad Programs
  • Oversees the Italian Visa Process for students and faculty who will be in Italy
  • Promote, inform and advise students about study abroad opportunities; educate students about health, safety and logistics; conduct a Study Abroad
  • Travels and recruits student from various Gonzaga partners around the U.S. for Florence 

Erin earned her B.B.A. from Gonzaga and is also an alumna of the Gonzaga in Florence program.

She worked in the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) as a student, and enjoys continuing to interact with all those that come through the CGE doors. Her main responsibilities include student advising, as well as overseeing the application process and preparation for all undergraduates studying at Gonzaga in Florence.

schultheis@gonzaga.edu | Hemmingson 102 D | (509) 313-3598

 
  • Stashia KaielManagement and monitoring of Gonzaga’s semester and summer exchange programs
  • 1st point of contact for exchange and visiting students for J-1 immigration proposes
  • Promote, inform and advise students about study abroad opportunities; educate students about health, safety and logistics; conduct a Study Abroad
  • Oversee the Spanish Visa Process for students. 

Stashia was born and raised in Spokane, WA., closely connected to the Gonzaga community at an early age while attending the local elementary school (St. Aloysius). She decided to spread her ‘wings’ in college and studied abroad in Seville, Spain, for her junior year. Her experiences abroad changed everything.

Stashia began working at Gonzaga University with international students right after graduating from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Education. She decided to spread her ‘wings’ even farther and moved to Pusan, South Korea, to teach English and then to Portland, Oregon, to continue teaching ESL to elementary school children.

kaiel@gonzaga.edu | Hemmingson 204 D | (509) 313-6454

 
  • Ann PriceResponsible for overseeing the routine administrative and budgetary activities of the Center for Global Engagement
  • Directs the planning and development of operating budgets for the offices in the CGE, in coordination with the University Budget Office, Controller’s Office, and Provost Office.
  • Oversees all matters in PeopleAdmin and Concur for Global Engagement

Ann graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in History. Before working at Gonzaga, she had a 15 year career in banking. She has been with Gonzaga since 1999 and has worked at CCASL, for the Interim VP for Mission, and for the Chief Diversity Officer before landing at the Center for Global Engagement.

She lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for one year while attending school and caught the travel bug. Since then she has traveled to Canada, the Caribbean, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Greece and Malta.

price@gonzaga.edu | Hemmingson 204 F | (509) 313-3667

 

Contact the Center for Global Engagement

Send a message
Hemmingson Center, Suite 102
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-3549