Director of International Partnerships, Marketing & Communications
Sarah J. Malcolm is the Director of International Partnerships, Marketing & Communication for the Office of Global Education at Kent State University. She oversees international partnership development, international agreements and contracts, and coordinates marketing and communication activities focused on international student recruitment and retention and promotion of study abroad. Before joining the Office of Global Education in 2011 she served as a Strategic Analyst for the Office of the Provost and as an Academic Advising Coordinator for the College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to working at Kent State University she was an educator in Costa Rica.
Malcolm is active in several professional organizations and currently serves on the board of directors for the NASPA International Education Knowledge Community. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Spanish Literature degrees from Kent State University.
- NASPA: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
- NAFSA: The Association of International Educators
- NCMA: National Contract Management Association
- 2012 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses Award
- Member, Board of Trustees, Coleman Professional Services
- Leadership Portage County Class of 2013
- Member, Board of Trustees, United Way of Portage County July 2010-December 2013
- Graduate, Citizens Police Academy 2012
- Member, Kent Community Timebank
International Partnerships Coordinator
Moema came to the US from Brazil to study at Cornell University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Design and Environmental Analysis. After working in Los Angeles and Denver as a graphic artist, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting. Prior to joining Kent State University Moema was the Director of Education and Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center in Amherst.
Moema has extensive experience working with college students. For 14 years she taught art at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, directed the Jewish Student Center-Hillel for 6 years, and coordinated the Student Leaders Study of the United States Institute -SUSI program that brought students from Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela to the UT campus for intensive leadership training for three years. She also conceived and directed the highly successful Knoxville Jewish Film Festival. Moema also taught art at Kent State prior to joining the Office of Global Education.
As an artist Moema has exhibit nationally and internationally and was the recipient of the Wisconsin Arts Board Percent for the Art Program Award for two years. Her artworks are in private and public collections including the Tennessee Governor's Executive Mansion in Nashville, the Waupan Correctional Institution in Waupan, Wisconsin, and the Wausau Hospital Center in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Graduate Assistant at Partnerships Division & PhD Candiate in Instructional Technology
Onur earned his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Bahcesehir University in Turkey in 2006 and Master of Technology degree from Kent State University in 2008. Following his Master’s Degree, Onur taught information technology and computer networking courses in the education industry throughout Northeast Ohio for more than two years. Currently Onur is pursuing his PhD in Instructional Technology Program at Kent State University.
Onur Topuzlu has been a graduate assistant with the Office of Global Education since July 2012. At the international partnerships division, Onur assists with a variety of partnership agreements and contracts, designs and maintains databases, maintains the partnerships website and provices technology consultance and coordinates partnerships. Onur also designs marketing materials for the office.
He is member of TASNO (Turkish American Society of Northeastern Ohio) and Kent State TACA (Turkish American Cultural Association). Onur enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures with his wife. He also loves watching soccer games and vintage science fiction movies.
Ana Carolina De Moraes Fontes Varella
Ana Carolina earned her B.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Brazil in 2010. She worked as pharmacist in Brazil for a year and a half before coming to the United States. During this experience, she became very interested in public health and had a desire to learn more and work in this field in the future. Ana Carolina arrived at Kent State University to enhance her English skills and she is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at Kent State University.
Ana Carolina started her graduate assistantship in the International Partnerships Divisionof the Office of Global Education in the fall semester of 2014. She helps with partnerships contracts and agreements between international institutions and Kent State University.
She is currently the president of the Kent State University Brazilian Student Organization.
Jeff is a native of northeast Ohio from a small town near Canton called Minerva. Jeff is currently working on an undergraduate degree in Applied Communications at Kent State University. This fall is Jeff's final semester of his undergraduate program and he would like to work in public relations for a company after graduating in December. After a few years in the workplace, Jeff wants to return to college to work on a master’s degree in communications or public relations.
Jeff's duties for the international partnerships division include creating press releases and news articles, serving on the planning for international education week planning committee,and creating the partnership newsletter.