Melissa Oppenheimer

Title: Divisional Vice President for Academic Exchanges

Department: Exchange and Training

Melissa Oppenheimer is the divisional vice president for Academic Exchanges, managing educational programs abroad for undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe. Oppenheimer has also served as an assistant education advisor at the Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium, and Luxembourg. Earlier in her career, she was a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the U.S. Department of Education overseeing grants and acting as a liaison with state education officials. Following the completion of the PMF Program, she remained at the Department of Education, holding various analytical and grants and contracts design and management positions in the Budget Service and Planning and Evaluation Service, Office of the Under Secretary.

Oppenheimer holds a bachelor's degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and a master's degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University.

Expertise: academic exchanges, program management, program development, grants management