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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 bachelor's degree in English and Journalism from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, 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 15 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.

Margo Morales

Margo Morales
Program Advisor
  • Coordinates host family placements
  • Advises International Network club
  • Coordinate cultural events and trips
  • Advises international students
  • Assists students with academic, health or personal problems

Margo is a Washington native with a bachelor's degree in Foreign Language (Japanese) from Central Washington University. She spent a total of five years living in Japan studying at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and teaching with the JET Program. After Japan, she did a working holiday in New Zealand before returning to Washington. She is passionate about international education and supporting students. From her own experiences studying at a Japanese university, she knows that the educational experiences do not stop when the student leaves the classroom, and she strives to support Centralia College students in finding success with their academic and personal goals.

Contact International Programs

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