NC State Global Welcomes New Spring Staff
Meet NC State Global’s new spring 2023 staff!
Allison Haskins, Office of Global Engagement, Global Programs Coordinator
Allison joins the Office of Global Engagement as Global Programs Coordinator. A Birmingham, AL native, Allison received her Bachelors in International Studies from the University of Alabama, and her Masters in European-American studies from Universität Regensburg. She has held internships with the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels, and previously worked as International Education Program Coordinator for UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for European Studies. Most recently, Allison completed an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship, working with the Atlantic Academy and the American military community in Kaiserslautern Germany. She’s excited to be back in North Carolina promoting international programming and engagement to the Pack!
Leah Peck, Office of Global Engagement, Director of Faculty Global Engagement
Dr. Leah Peck has recently joined the NC State Office of Global Engagement as the Director of Faculty Global Engagement, bringing with her close to 25 years of experience in higher education administration. Before joining NC State, she held various administrative leadership roles at Indiana University Bloomington over a period of 12 years. Additionally, she had a faculty appointment in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, where she served as the unit’s Director of Research before moving on to become the Director of International Partnerships and Programs. She oversaw IU’s 2022 Title VI proposal development process, which resulted in over $16M of awards. With a PhD from Indiana University, a master’s degree from Hamline University, and a BA from St. Olaf College, Leah is a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (FLAS) alumna who received the University Bicentennial Medal for Distinguished and Distinctive Service from Indiana University in 2020. Her research background covers higher education institutions as actors in bi- and multilateral international development work, and capacity development of universities in emerging and fragile contexts. In her current leadership position, Leah collaborates with NC State faculty and staff as the primary point of contact for faculty global engagement across the campus, including international research development and curriculum internationalization. Additionally, Leah is an adjunct instructor with the NC State College of Education, where she teaches graduate courses on higher education internationalization.
Nabih Dahik, Global Training Initiative, Latin America Programs Coordinator
Nabih, joined the Office of Global Engagement as Latin American Programs Coordinator at GTI. He was born and raised in Quito-Ecuador. Nabih received his Bachelors in Economics from Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ, and his Masters in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University. Before joining the Pack, Nabih worked as a faculty-led programs coordinator at USFQ leading dozens of academic programs with partners from the United States, Europe and Australia. These programs took place in all regions of Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, Amazon Basin and the Andean Mountain Range. Nabih is excited to be able to connect more students and researchers to work and visit Latin America as well as increasing opportunities to bring more students to North Carolina.
Megan Williams, Global Training Initiative, Program Coordinator
Megan Williams joined GTI in January 2023 as an International Programs Coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Meredith College, where she studied education as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and worked at the Meredith Autism Program. Prior to joining GTI, Megan taught elementary school in Wake County and abroad. In 2019, she earned her master of education (M.Ed) from the University of Florida with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction. Megan’s interest in international education began with a study abroad program in Perugia, Italy during her time at Meredith. This short summer program inspired a 12-year stint teaching in US embassy-affiliated schools in China and Peru as well as personal travels around Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Megan is excited to be back in Raleigh to work with the increasingly diverse Wolfpack community.