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Grace Tompkins

Grace’s impressive resume of international experience makes her a uniquely qualified addition to ASSIST’s Board of Directors. She serves on the Development and Alumni Relations Committee, the 50th Anniversary Task Force, and the Washington Chapter Leadership Committee.

Grace has B.A and M. A. degrees from the American University in Beirut. Her experience as an education specialist has led her to serve as project coordinator for the Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University; as the Outreach Education Counselor at the Fulbright US-Israel Education Foundation; as the Education Advisor for the U.S. Embassy’s U.S. Information Service in Barbados; as President of the French-Australian Pre-School in Canberra, Australia; and as an Educational Training Specialist for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Because she has taught, advised, and helped develop many international education programs, Grace’s perspective on international educational runs impressively deep. Her late husband was a United States Foreign Service Officer.

Grace currently lives in McLean, VA, where she remains actively involved in educational initiatives around the world. She has just completed her tenure as chair of the board of the International Student House.