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International Programs Staff

Laju Nankani

Laju Nankani, Director
  • Coordinates all international programs services
  • Recruits students from around the world
  • Manages international admissions
  • Advises international students
  • Provides immigration information
  • Assists students with academic, health or personal problems

Born in India, Laju has experienced life as an international student in the United States while pursuing a B.A. in English and Journalism from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, and a Master of Science degree in Organization Communication and Development from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. While an instructor at Centralia College teaching English, Intercultural Communication, Speech Communication, Technical Writing, and Intensive English, Laju received the 2003 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Two-Year College Association (TYCA). With more than fifteen years of experience as an administrator in corporations, Laju has excellent organization, leadership, creative problem-solving, and management skills. One of her strengths is the instant rapport she can create with students from diverse backgrounds. Some of Laju's interests include intercultural exchanges, running marathons, hiking, and traveling abroad. She has enjoyed her trips to Hong Kong, London, Mexico, and Japan and looks forward to many more.

Amanda Mobbs

Amanda Mobbs, International Student Advisor
  • Manages all housing services
  • Advises the International Club
  • Arranges activities and trips for students
  • Assists with advising students
  • Provides airport pickups
  • Assists with office duties
Growing up in the Olympia area, Amanda has studied, lived, and worked around the world. Amanda lived in Ireland and France while studying abroad in college and worked in Japan for three years on the JET Program teaching English in the Japanese school system. She has also visited the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, and Thailand in her travels. The pull of home always brings her back to the Pacific Northwest where she has welcomed international students for the past six years as they begin their academic careers in the U.S. She is excited to be a part of Centralia College and looks forward to meeting you!

Contact International Programs

Laju Nankani, Director
Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia WA 98531-4099 USA
Phone: +1 (360) 736-9391, ext. 492; Fax: +1 (360) 330-7503