Meet Our Team


Program Director

Andrew Heald  

As the Program Director for the Global Brown Center for International Students, Andrew works to enhance and uplift the experience of international undergraduate and graduate students through intersectional and intentional practice that centers advocacy and the international student voice. With the help of a dedicated professional and student staff, Andrew organizes international student orientations, advises student organizations, and builds intentional community spaces here at Brown University. If you would like to meet with Andrew to talk about any shared goals, get your voice heard, or just to chat, he welcomes you to make an appointment here

Phone: 401.863.6397

Email: [email protected]

Program Coordinator

Natalia Román Alicea

As the Program Coordinator for the Global Brown Center for International Students, Natalia works closely with the program director to provide programmatic and administrative support for first year international students and other undergraduate initiatives focused on community-building, navigating campus resources, and identity development. If you'd like to connect with Natalia to talk about event ideas, potential collaborations, or share any concerns, shoot her an email! 

Phone: 401.863.5504

Email: [email protected]

Community Programming Coordinators

The community programming team organizes programming with the aim of building community among international students on campus. Including but not limited to, monthly trips within New England (in the past we’ve taken students to go snow tubing, to see alpacas, and to Newport’s beautiful beaches), study breaks with fondue, face masks, and painting when midterm season rolls around, and food-filled welcome back events.  Please reach out to us at [email protected] to collaborate or learn more about what we do!

  • Current Community Program Coordinators
    • Yohan Mutta '23
    • Luke Prestwich '23

Cultural Programming Coordinators

The cultural programming team organizes programming to facilitate cultural exchange among the diverse student community, create spaces for intercultural dialogue, and foster conversations around intersectionality for both international and domestic students. The team puts together International Education Week and International Festival, Brown’s largest cross-cultural extravaganzas!

  • Current Cultural Program Coordinators
    • Sally Zhang '23
    • Francesca Mustain '23

Graphic Design & Visual Identity Coordinator

The GBC Graphic Design and Visual Identity Coordinator manages the visual identity of the center, which includes designing event flyers and posters for digital media content. 

Currrent Graphic Design & Visual Identity Coordinator

  • Huiyun Yang '24

International Mentoring Program (IMP) Coordinators 

The International Mentoring Program is a year-long program that facilitates the transition of international students to life at Brown and in the United States. Led by four student coordinators and a team of over 20 mentors, IMP organizes international undergraduate orientation for around 300 students and events throughout the year such as the IMP Gala, gingerbread making, karaoke, and study breaks. You can email [email protected] or click here to learn more!

  • Current IMP Senior Coordinators
    • Mpumi Tshabalala '23
    • Ahmad Alkhatib '23
  • Current IMP Junior Coordinators
    • Ellis Ward '24
    • Claire Yoonsoo Park '24

Graduate Programming Coordinators

The graduate programming coordinators organize programming geared towards building community among international graduate students. From wine and cheese nights to their self - care series, these events strive to make connections between graduate students across programs, departments and countries!