Meet the IGP team
Melissa specializes in promoting diversity in STEM and business fields, upon which she has published three articles. Melissa is an NAU President Achievement Award winner and active in the study of non-violence.
Priscilla “Pri” Palavicini
Region Lead: French and German
Pri combines her own background, diversity, and professional experience, to support and empower students in their international education journeys. Pri is committed to further the growth of the IGP ecosystem with a focus on creating a positive impact on students’ well-being and the enrichment of their cultural and academic experiences while participating in their study abroad programs.
Region Lead: Chinese & Japanese
Melinda passionately believes cultural exchange can bring peace and understanding to nations and communities worldwide. Using her experience working in Japan and her background in intercultural relations, Melinda strives to encourage her IGP students to use cultural awareness and empathy in their everyday lives and future global careers.
Region Lead: Spanish
Mira believes in supporting students with finding their life purpose through the experiences they have while in college. From her background of interdisciplinary degrees, Mira sees the world as an interconnected place that holds so much opportunity for positive transformation. With this lens, she encourages her students to view the world as a place to learn and grow in order to serve as global leaders of positive change.
IGP Faculty Coordinators
IGP works closely with Faculty Coordinators that represent the academic colleges of NAU that make up IGP. Their role is to integrate NAU’s curricular components while promoting the interdisciplinary thinking unique to IGP.