About our Staff
International Center Staff
Lisa Fiala earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Miami University of Ohio and a master’s degree in international sustainable development from the School for International Training in Vermont. Director Fiala came to Flagler with more than 17 years international working experience. She held the position of Director of International Programs and Outreach at the Northwest School in Seattle, and was previously the Regional Director for Southeast Europe with American Councils for International Education where she managed 7 countries offices and worked closely with local US Embassies on education programming.
She has consulted for and completed assignments with a number of other NGOs and IO's including The Global Fund for Children, UNCTAD and UNICEF and has worked in 22 countries around the world on programs focused on youth and education. Fiala served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria ('01-'03) and Ghana ('03-'04) and has lived in Switzerland, Tajikistan and Serbia as well. She loves to talk about Peace Corps and about travel anywhere, feel free to stop by!
Dylan Rasnick earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French Language Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. During his degree program, Dylan worked with DC-based non-profits, specifically pertaining to minority rights and international education. From 2016 - 2018, Dylan worked in New York City with a notable English as a Second Language (ESL) school as the Housing and Student Services Coordinator. Upon joining the Flagler Family, Dylan became the school's first-ever International Student Advisor. In their current role, Dylan works hard to ensure that all of Flagler College’s international students and scholars feel welcome on the school’s campus. Dylan is a charismatic, passionate young professional with an interest in culture, language and education. They discovered their passion for international dialogue and exchange through their study abroad experience in France, and time as a volunteer English teacher in Poland. Dylan believes in the power of cross-cultural exposure, and as the Assistant Director of the International Center works towards creating these opportunities for the entire Flagler College community. The most effective way we can encourage international exchange and dialogue is through person-to-person interactions, and Dylan is proud to advocate for such encounters on Flagler’s campus.
Each semester, the International Center offers exciting employment opportunities for Flagler College students. Student workers help support the International Center’s mission by greeting guests to Wiley Hall, responding to questions about study abroad, and assisting with International Center events. Interested in joining the International Center team? Click here to see if the International Center is hiring!