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International Affairs Team

Our Team

Our Department

Lauren Owens

Lauren Owens

Director of International Affairs 

Melinda Schiano di Cola

International Operations Manager
Sherry Wert

Sherry Wert

International Communications Associate

Penn Carey Law International Affairs Partners

Eric Feldman 

Deputy Dean for International Programs
Professor Feldman holds the Heimbold Chair in International Law and serves as the faculty liaison to the Office of International Affairs.

Amanda Aronoff 

Cross-Disciplinary Programs Director
Amanda advises on cross-disciplinary opportunities, including our joint degrees and certificates.

Kim Benenhaley

Director of Alumni Engagement
Kim oversees community-building for our global network of JD and LLM alumni, including alumni clubs around the world.

Susan Gualtier

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian (Biddle Library)
Susan manages our foreign and international law reference services, oversees collection development, and teaches a specialized seminar on foreign and international legal research.

Elise Luce Kraemer

Executive Director, Graduate Programs 
Elise focuses on recruiting, admissions, and student services for foreign-trained LLMs and also provides support for the SJD program.

Alisha Rodriguez

Associate Director for Access to Justice Initiatives (TPIC) 
Alisha oversees Penn Carey Law’s pro bono projects (such as IHRA, IRAP, and PLIRP) and works closely with student leaders on project management, volunteer training, and community outreach.

Caroline Ruhle

Associate Director for International and LLM Counseling (Office of Career Strategy) 
Caroline is the point of contact for programs such as the summer GJF and GLPF fellowships and the postgraduate fellowship at the ICJ, as well as for LLM and international JD career advising.

Beth Shapiro

Administrative Director of the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies (Clinic)
Beth manages the operations of our nine teaching clinics, including the Transnational Legal Clinic. 

Dimitri Islam

Director for Student and Community Engagement (Student Affairs)
Dimitri provides leadership and guidance for all student groups, journals, and moot courts.

Rachel Mayover

Administrative Director for Curricular Affairs
Rachel is the central point person for our externship program.