Meet GEO

Our Mission

The mission of the Global Education Office (GEO) is to serve Marymount University faculty and students by providing thoughtful leadership, administrative support, and academically-based international programming that fosters the development of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to be active, informed, and culturally sensitive citizens in the global community.

Our Primary Functions

  • To identify and develop quality and accessible international programs which promote a global perspective, creativity, discovery and excellence in higher education.
  • To advance Marymount’s internationalization efforts through identifying international professional development opportunities for faculty, promoting opportunities for global programming collaboration between academic departments and non-academic offices, and by expanding global programs and partnerships.

Meet GEO

Aki Regan

Advisor, Global Education Office

Direct: 703-247-8058

Click here to schedule an appointment with Aki 

With over 5 years of experience in international education and government, Aki is passionate about the power of intercultural exchange. After completing her undergraduate studies at Appalachian State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a minor in Nonprofit Management, she spent 4 years in northern Japan. There, she taught English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and later, worked with the local government in tourism and town revitalization efforts. Aki then continued her commitment to fostering cultural understanding by working as an Educational Programs Coordinator at the Embassy of Japan, where she organized engaging cultural presentations and provided guidance to students on study abroad opportunities.

In addition to her roles in education and government, Aki assisted with translation and interpretation between the Embassy of Jordan in Tokyo and Noshiro City Hall during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as part of Japan’s Host Town Initiative.

Aki joined GEO in September 2023, driven by her passion for fostering cross-cultural connections. As the GEO Advisor, she collaborates with students to create personalized study abroad plans. Outside of work, she enjoys running in local races, eating her way through the DMV’s diverse food scene, and thrifting and crafting with friends. She is currently pursuing her Masters at American University’s School of International Service to deepen her understanding of internationalization in higher education.