Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.Associate Vice Chancellor for International Engagement and Global Strategies, & Senior International Officer
208 Administration Building 0420
Maegan Stevens-Liska, M.A.
Maegan Stevens-Liska serves as the Director of the Office of Global Strategies, and has worked at UNL since 2011. As Director, she and her team work on international initiatives across campus, and support faculty, staff, and students on a variety of international projects. The Office oversees and manages all Memoranda of Understanding between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and institutions abroad, and works closely with faculty members, departments, and colleges to develop and manage new and existing partnerships. The Office also serves to host international delegations during visits to UNL’s campus. In concert with Dr. Feigenbaum, Maegan oversees the Executive Memorandum No. 25 Travel Warning Waiver process for UNL students. In 2015, she created the International Student Support Working Group, a campus-wide collaboration open to faculty and staff who work closely with international students. Prior to serving as the Director for the Office of Global Strategies, she served at UNL as an International Projects Manager, and an Assistant Director in the Office of Education Abroad. Prior to working at UNL, Maegan lived and worked abroad in Dresden, Germany, where she taught at the Dresden International School, and at the Dresden Volkshochschule, e.V. She also worked as a freelance translator and copy editor for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Maegan holds a B.A. in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an M.A. in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri-Columbia.Contact Maegan
Erika Hepburn, M.A.
Erika Hepburn serves as the Sponsored International Student Coordinator in the Office of Global Strategies. Erika is the ground-level expert on all sponsored international student programs and policies. She works to facilitate communication between foreign sponsors, UNL departments, and sponsored international students to ensure the needs of sponsors and sponsored international students are met. Erika is a proud alumna of UNL, where she received her B.A. in Global Studies. While a student at UNL, she was actively involved in international student support activities; she also took time off to intern at the U.S. Embassy in Hungary and to teach English in Spain for the Ministry of Education. She received her M.A. in International Relations from the University of Denver, during which time she also traveled to India to research the Tibetan community in exile and volunteer with local non-profits. After completing her M.A., she was thrilled to return to the place where her love of all things international began, and to join the UNL Global Strategies team in August 2015. Erika speaks French and Spanish fluently, has traveled to over 40 countries.Contact Erika
Rachel Ayalon, M.S.
Rachel Ayalon serves as the Global Projects Specialist in the Office of Global Strategies. Rachel's work includes supporting the development and maintenance of international agreements, managing the website and International Student Guide, coordinating events, and providing support for international initiatives on campus. Prior to joining UNL Global Strategies in January 2015, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of the President at the University of Central Missouri and as a Study Abroad Intern at the University of Texas at El Paso where she advised prospective study abroad students. Rachel holds a B.A. degree in International Studies and a M.S. degree in College Student Personnel Administration. Her passion for international education first grew during her semester-long study abroad experience in Venice, Italy.