Exchange Visitor Program Advisor
Derek V. Tavares currently serves as the Exchange Visitor Program Advisor. He advises grantees participating in the Fulbright Program from the Caribbean and parts of South America. Derek also advises grantees participating in the Becas INICIA EDUCACION program from the Dominican Republic. He also serves as one of the Alternate Responsible Officers (ARO) for Laspau’s J-1 visa program. Prior to Laspau, Derek worked as an International Admissions Counselor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He also worked as a Program Coordinator at CIEE where he coordinated exchange programs involving international high school students. Derek holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing with a focus on tourism from Johnson & Wales University.