Meet the Team
Julie Lucas, M.A.
Program Portfolio:Long-Term Programs (semester and year-long SJSU Exchange Programs in Europe, Latin America, and Africa, CSUIP Programs, ISEP Programs); all collaborations with faculty and international partners to develop new programs.
Advising Liaison: College of Engineering, College of Social Sciences, Academic Advising and Retention Center
Bio: Julie is a proud Chicago native! She studied abroad in Granada, Spain her junior year of college and earned a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, she moved to Salamanca, Spain where she taught English and worked with students studying abroad in Spain. She then completed her M.A. in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Before moving back to California, she worked with outbound study abroad students at a nonprofit organization in Chicago.
Fun Facts: Julie enjoys practicing yoga, dancing salsa, and spending time outdoors. She loves weekend hikes and traveling to new places.
Erin Kelly-Weber, M.A., M.P.A.
Program Portfolio: Short-Term Programs (summer, winter), particularly Faculty-Led Programs (FLP) and the development of Internships and Service-Learning programs, and the Virtual International Partners program.
Advising Liaison: College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Humanities & Arts
Bio: Erin was born and raised in New Jersey but calls Chicago her second home after having studied and worked there for 12 years. Erin studied abroad in Santiago, Chile during her junior year of college and earned a BA in Anthropology and International Studies with a Spanish minor from Northwestern University. Throughout her 10+ years of working in international education, she has supported university and high school students on study abroad programs both in the U.S. and overseas, and has studied or worked in 12 countries. Erin earned a Master of Arts in International Education Management and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey. She is passionate about fostering cross-cultural communication and creating accessible and equitable international education opportunities for every student.
Fun Facts: Erin is thrilled to continue living her CA adventure at SJSU! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, practicing yoga, spending time with her two cats and learning about different languages and cultures.
Vidalino Raatior, Ed.D
Program Portfolio: Short-Term Programs (summer, winter) particularly the Summer School Abroad (SSA) program model, and Long-term programs (Semester, Yearlong) particularly the SJSU Exchange opportunities in Asia and Oceania.
Advising Liaison: Black Leadership and Opportunity Center (BLOC), Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Lucas College of Business, College of Sciences, MOSAIC Center, Pride Center, UndocuSpartan Student Success Center.
Bio: Vid is a native Pacific Islander from Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
He studied abroad in the US eventually earning a B.A. in communications from the University
of Guam, M.A. in school administration from University of San Francisco, and a Doctor
of Education (Ed.D) from University of Hawai’i. During his 20-year career in higher
education Vid has held a number of roles as International Student Advisor, Assistant
Director of Study Abroad, Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural Learning, Director
of the Pacific Islander Student Center and a STEM-focused initiative at Santa Clara
University, University of Hawaii at Hilo, and University of California Santa Cruz
Fun Facts: Vid lives in the Santa Cruz area, loves to watch his kids play volleyball, basketball, football and golf....and when he's not working he engages in equity-focused initiatives.
Parinaz Zartoshty, M.A.
Phone: (408) 924-6144
Appointment: Via email
Bio: Parinaz is originally from Tehran, Iran and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell
University in Government/International Relations and her Master’s degree in International
Relations from Boston University. Parinaz entered the field of international education
after having worked for Amnesty International, UNICEF and other smaller nonprofits,
both in the US and internationally. She speaks several languages including Farsi,
French and German. Parinaz studied abroad in Paris, France and has also worked abroad
in the Middle East. Parinaz is passionate about international education, whether it
is welcoming students at SJSU, sending SJSU students abroad, facilitating cultural
exchange virtually, or empowering faculty to foster those cross-cultural connections.
Fun Facts: Parinaz loves hiking, reading and of course traveling. She loves all international cuisine, but especially Japanese, Mexican and Korean food.