Dr. Marie C. Nazon is a licensed social worker. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and her PhD in Social Welfare from Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in mental health in community-based agencies, geriatrics facilities, correctional facilities and college settings. Dr. Nazon is on the counseling faculty at The City College of New York, SEEK Department of Counseling and Support Services, working with undergraduate students providing individual counseling, crisis management, group workshops, career and advisement counseling. Her research focus is on immigrant students, students of color in college and the transformational impact of international education and service learning. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and former Fulbright Scholar in Senegal where she served as the social work consultant for a prison project under the auspice of the NGO Tostan. She has led study abroad and international service learning courses in Africa and the Caribbean.Dr. Nazon is passionate about women’s empowerment and for the past 20 years has co-founded and led women’s support circles in Africa and in New York. She is currently the chair of the CUNY Office of Special Programs (OSP) Study Abroad Committee, Chair of the Faculty Student Affairs Committee, a member of the Diversity Committee, the Diversity and Respect subcommittee, Student Affairs Disciplinary committee and a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of HIV/AIDS and Special Services. Dr. Nazon served on the Fulbright Review Committee Panel and was responsible for the selection of potential Fulbright Scholars. She is also a former board member of the International Youth Leadership Institute, an organization dedicated to increasing participation of African American and Latino secondary school students in international studies, travel and careers. Dr. Nazon is a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Peace Corps Association and the Fulbright Association. She is fluent in French and Haitian Creole.