Rose Nanista Appointed As AIEP’s New Program Director

August 7, 2019

AIEP Owners, Feng Chen and David Guerrera, would like to officially welcome Rose Nanista as AIEP’s Program Director.  The new position of Program Director will oversee the management of AIEP’s entire homestay, international student, and school relationship program.

Rose brings over 8 years of experience working for EduBoston. In her capacity as a mother, host parent, Program Coordinator, and eventually Regional Manager, Rose has a proven track record in the area of building and managing an accredited international education program.  Throughout her time at EduBoston, Rose was instrumental in building, expanding and managing their homestay program across the United States, developing ongoing training for new and current host families, while also creating new and innovative educational instruction for her students and staff.

Prior to joining EduBoston, Rose was a Young Parents Program Coordinator for five years at the Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut where her position allowed her to deal with the most challenging of family situations where young children and young adults were in desperate need of support and guidance.

Rose is a lifelong ice skater and has competed at various levels of competition, has served as the Skating Director at several facilities in Stamford, Connecticut, and is a professional ice skating coach on the weekends.  Rose is a Fairfield County native where she currently resides in Stamford, Connecticut with her two beautiful daughters.  She has traveled the U.S. extensively in her role at EduBoston and has gained respect from all 20+ of her direct report employees as well as international consultants and partner schools.  Years of experience in family matters, education, instruction, homestays, and student management make Rose a perfect fit for aligning with AIEP’s strategic plan of continuing to grow and improve our homestay program.

Rose is a graduate of Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Norwalk Community College with an associate’s degree in Business, and Fordham University with a master’s degree in Social Work.

Throughout the upcoming months, Feng and David will begin transitioning their homestay, student management and partner school relationship roles to Rose.  Feng and David will remain active in overseeing AIEP’s continued, future, high-level and strategic international student recruitment efforts in China as well as program growth in the U.S.  Furthermore, Feng and David will devote a significant amount of time towards building AIEP’s international school partnership programs (i.e. 3+0) between American and Chinese high schools.

Local Coordinator Supervisor Daisy Benson (including her Local Coordinator direct reports) and Student Coordinator Supervisor Leah Chen (including her Student Coordinator direct reports) will report directly to Rose.

In the meantime, Rose will schedule in-person meetings with AIEP’s Partner Schools throughout the year to better understand and improve upon AIEP’s existing relationships.  With Rose as Program Director, you will see AIEP on the road and more present in its partner schools than ever before.

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