Meet the Staff
Jenn Christ-- Director, Multicultural & International Student Programs
Jenn is passionate about creating environments to understand and appreciate difference. Jenn graduated from Webster University in St. Louis with a bachelors in Media Communications, a minor in Management and a certificate in International Studies. She earned a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University, where in various capacities over eight years, Jenn implemented international students programs and services and diversity education programs. With extensive training from the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication, she enjoys teaching others about intercultural sensitivity, learning from others, and encouraging others to explore their identity. Jenn likes to try new things, meet new people and explore the world locally and globally. In her spare time, Jenn loves reading, hiking, and cooking.
Annick Aska--Assistant Director, Multicultural & International Student Programs
Annick is the Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs. She is a proud graduate of Hofstra University where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Annick is originally from the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia and joined the Hofstra team in 2003. She has played an integral role in international and multicultural student life at Hofstra since her arrival and has a strong passion for working with students. She enjoys travelling and listening to music.
Sonia Fernandes—Assistant Director, Multicultural & International Student Program
Working with the international student population at Hofstra University, Sonia issues immigration documents and advises international students on the specific regulations and procedures pertaining to their immigration status. Sonia has a Bachelors degree in Spanish & French from Immaculata University and a Masters degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University. She was exposed to foreign languages, culture and traveling at a young age because of her Portuguese immigrant parents. This influenced her to continue learning and working in the field of international education. Sonia enjoys interacting with the international students and helping them achieve their dream of studying in the United States. Sonia is eager to help international students and be a part of the this strong and vibrant international resource on campus.
Evelyn Mackenzie--Senior Executive Secretary, Multicultural & International Student Programs
Evelyn has been working at Hofstra for almost thirty years starting as a stack attendant in the Axinn Library and then working in the Circulation Department for eight years. She also worked in University Advisement for approximately five years before becoming the Secretary in the International Students Office, which is now known as the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs. Evelyn was born and raised in Uniondale, NY and lived there until 1995 when she moved to Huntington Station, NY.