OIPS Engagement Team

Professional Staff

Yali Pan, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Engagement and Assessment
Xi’an, China

Hello everyone, I am Yali Pan and I am the Associate Director for Engagement and Assessment in OIPS. Once an international student myself, I know how challenging but also rewarding it can be to be here on this journey of study abroad. That’s why I love what I do, which is to provide programs and initiatives to make you feel at home and connected to the Mason community. I love running, traveling, cooking, and enjoying delicious food from different parts of the world. I look forward to learning from each and every one of you!

Jonathan Carmona
Assistant Director for International Engagement
Dorado, Puerto Rico

Hello, I am Jonathan Carmona and I work as the Assistant Director for International Engagement in OIPS. I have been at Mason for almost 11 years (6 as a Mason student and 5 as a staff member), and I love working and meeting international and domestic students from all over the world! I love learning about other cultures and I want to visit Thailand, Brazil, Australia, and the entire Caribbean one day!

 

Student Staff

Michelle Melo 
Graduate Professional Assistant for Intercultural Engagement
Manila, Philippines

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I am a graduate student majoring in M.S. Systems Engineering here at Mason. I started working for OIPS in Spring 2021 to help facilitate events and activities focusing on intercultural engagement for both international and domestic students. I'm passionate about learning new cultures, trying out international cuisines, and traveling. I'm looking forward to learning from you all!

Jason Mercado
Program Assistant
Annandale Virginia

Hello! My name is Jason Mercado and I am a third-year student studying Biology here at Mason. I started working here at OIPS in Spring 2022 to assist with event programming and facilitation for the international and domestic community here at Mason! I love to learn about other cultures through food and often find myself exploring nature through hiking and traveling. I look forward to learning from you all!