About the Award
The NAFSA Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education is given annually in honor of a NAFSA member who has shown sustained commitment to the association’s Mission, Vision, and Values by advocating for the interests of underrepresented populations; improving recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations; or incorporating diversity or anti-oppression training in international education programming.
“International education lies at the core of an interconnected world characterized by diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and well-being for all. The NAFSA Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in International Education honors our members who passionately foster those values through their work,” said Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, NAFSA executive director and CEO. “Through Gretchen’s advocacy and innovations at IES Abroad and with its partners, she has shown a sustained commitment study abroad equity and inclusion. We congratulate Gretchen for leadership and the impact she will continue to have on the field.”
Gretchen will be recognized for this achievement during the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference and Expo, June 1-4, 2021.