Karen Zuffante Pabon
Director of Slater International Center/International Student and Scholar Advisor
Karen Zuffante Pabon has been involved in the fields of international education and immigration for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish literature from Colby College and a Master's degree in Latin American Development from Georgetown University. Karen has studied abroad and worked in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Japan and the Philippines, and speaks Spanish fluently.
She has been in a Director's role for the past 10 years, but her professional experiences ranges from teaching English as a second language to intercultural consulting, immigration legal assistance, and international student advising. She has worked as an International Student and Scholar Advisor at Georgetown University, MIT, the University of Texas at Austin, Yale University, Teikyo Post University, and most recently at Babson College, where she contributed greatly to internationalization efforts and global competency training. Throughout her experience, she has been devoted to increasing intercultural understanding and bridging cultural gaps.
At Wellesley, Karen provides vision and leadership in the development and implementation of programs, services and policies that strengthen and celebrate Wellesley's intercultural community. She also oversees federal immigration compliance for students and scholars, and works with approximately 260 international students and scholars on immigration issues, employment authorization and cultural adjustment.
Karen has served as a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region XI Team and is currently a NAFSA Trainer Corp member and member of the Region XI Government Regulatory Advisory Committee (GRAC). She also serves on the leadership team of the International Careers Consortium as Past Chair.
Leanne Dolat has recently joined the Slater International Center in 2018. She has experienced studying abroad in South Korea and has spent two years teaching English in the city of Daejeon. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Maine and a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Merrimack College. She worked at Merrimack College’s office for International Student Support and she strives to support international students to ensure their position transition into the college campus environment.
Leanne enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. She is currently learning how to make kimchi. She has travelled to South Korea, Japan, and Ireland, and she hopes to travel more in the future. As Program Coordinator, she provides administrative support and programming coordination for the Slater International Center.
Jennifer Cammarn comes to Slater after spending four years in Japan teaching English at the foot of the Japanese Alps. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Studies from Gettysburg College and a Master’s degree in International Higher Education from Lesley University. She has worked in Mount Ida College’s Center for Global Connections and Harvard University’s International Office, support international students and managing study abroad programs.
Jennifer joined the Slater International Center in 2017 and enjoys making technology work its best to support international students.