John has been an International Student & Scholar Advisor at the University of Michigan since 2011. John studied abroad in England during both high school and graduate school, and lived in London for the first half of 2023. He entered the field of international education after pursuing related coursework and practical training while completing a MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. John also held a variety of student affairs positions during his undergraduate years at Middlebury College. After advising international students for four years at OSU, John plus his wife and dog made the controversial move north to Ann Arbor.
John is originally from Pasadena, California. In addition to his family (which now includes two daughters), John is especially passionate about food and sports, topics which he finds are fruitful ones for making connections with international students and scholars.