Meet the Staff


 Ashley Machado, Associate Director & International Student Advisor

Ashley Machado is the Associate Director and the International Student Advisor for the Center for International Programs.  As an advocate for international student success, Ashley joined Saint Mary's College in September 2017 with a Master’s in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.  She has been teaching and advising international students since 2011 and has experience living, teaching, interning and volunteering abroad in places like Chile, Australia, Costa Rica and El Salvador.  A native of the Bay Area, Ashley is passionate about the environment and social justice.  She has traveled to over 15 countries and hopes to step foot on all seven continents.  Ashley taught herself how to knit and enjoys reading, running and yoga.

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Vanessa Marquez, Study Abroad Coordinator

Vanessa Marquez is the Study Abroad Coordinator for the Center for International Programs at Saint Mary's College, and aides in Study Abroad, International Student affairs, and Jan Term Travel Courses. As an Alumna of SMC, she is no stranger to the Lasallian traditions embedded into the College's mission. Vanessa received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and is a great proponent of social justice and intercultural dialogue. As an Undergraduate, Vanessa got her first taste of international education when studying abroad at Queen Mary University of London.  The thing she valued most about her time abroad was her proximity to a variety of cultures and new cuisines. She has visited over 11 countries and hopes to travel to a new country every year! In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys reading, writing, skateboarding, and taking long walks.

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Nick Goulding, January Term Travel Coordinator

Nick Goulding is the January Term Travel Coordinator for the Center for International Programs at Saint Mary's College. He assists in planning Jan Term Travel Courses, Study Abroad programs, and International Student affairs. Although a Bay Area native, Nick graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing and a minor in Environmental Ethics & Policy from the University of Portland. During his time in college, he studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, which gave him the opportunity to travel and explore many different countries throughout Europe. In 2018, Nick worked for a media company in Auckland, New Zealand on a one-year Working Holiday Visa. Before returning home from down under, he spent four months backpacking around Australia and Southeast Asia. In his spare time, he enjoys being outside and active, whether that means playing sports, going camping or attending concerts with friends. 

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