Our Staff

Our Staff

catherine Catherine Holderness, Director
Catherine holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis in leadership, organizational strategy, and the impact of culture on communication and personality from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno and her BA from San Jose State University in California, with additional coursework at University of Hawaii and UC Santa Barbara. After chairing the Department of Business, Economics, and Accounting at Salem College, she joined the faculty at UNCG, where her responsibilities as Associate Director of the MBA program included internationalizing the program. Catherine subsequently directed the University of North Carolina state-to-state exchange program, before taking on the Director role for the new University of North Carolina International Recruiting Consortium. She continues as an adjunct professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where she teaches MBA courses in Communication, Crisis Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Contact Catherine: +1-336-256-0501, cholderness@northcarolina.edu

Lori Suarez, Assistant Director
Lori holds a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, one of UNC International’s member schools. Within the field of PCS, Lori focused on the ways in which international education connects to issues of peace and justice. Her varied international experience includes studying abroad as both an undergraduate and graduate student, working for a multicultural design firm in Sydney, Australia, teaching ESL, and supporting the refugee resettlement process in the U.S. Lori travels abroad every chance she gets, including regular trips to Ecuador to visit her husband’s family.

Contact Lori: +1-336-334-3537, llsuarez@uncg.edu

eduardodelaguila Eduardo Del Aguila, Graduate Student Advisor
Eduardo has dual Chilean-Peruvian nationality. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Universidad de Piura in Lima, Peru. Eduardo chose to study abroad with the goals of improving his English skills, sharing with international students, and having a life-changing experience. Currently, he is a second-year MBA student pursuing a concentration in finance, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before coming to the U.S., Eduardo spent two years working in human resources and two years in general administration in Lima, Peru.

Contact Eduardo: internationalrecruiting@northcarolina.edu

summer_bio_photo2 Summer Trinh, Graduate Student Advisor
Summer is a first-year MBA student in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics with a concentration in Business Analytics. A native of Vietnam, she has significant professional experience in customer service and marketing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Manila, Philippines. Summer has backpacked through most of the countries in Asia, and loves studying different cultures and languages. She enjoys working with international students to help them achieve their goals.

Contact Summer: internationalrecruiting@northcarolina.edu

dorenza-photo Dorenza Frederick, Student Advisor
Dorenza is a third-year Human Development and Family Studies student with a concentration in Child, Youth & Family Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before transferring to UNCG, she obtained her associate’s degree from Durham Technical Community College. Dorenza enjoys studying and working among international students, and expanding her knowledge of other cultures. She hopes to study abroad in the future.

Contact Dorenza: internationalrecruiting@northcarolina.edu