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Mark Overmann

Mark Overmann

Executive Director

Mark Overmann joined the Alliance as Executive Director in 2022, after having served as Assistant Director and Deputy Director from 2009-2015. Mark has nearly 20 years of experience in the NGO, association, federal, and university sectors. He excels at association management, government relations, including extensive work with the U.S. Department of State and Congress, strategic communications, and organizational development.

Mark also served as a Senior Manager at Accenture Federal Services supporting global health and diplomacy programs; Vice President of External Affairs at InterExchange; Director of College Communications at Georgetown University; and Program Associate for Communications at Global Ties U.S.

Mark has a bachelor’s in English from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in International Communication from American University’s School of International Service. He is co-author with Sherry Mueller of Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development (Georgetown University Press, 2008, 2014). He studied abroad during college in Angers, France, and taught English in Yanji, China, along the North Korean border.

Mark is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Andrea Bodine

Andrea Bodine

Senior Manager for Policy and Government Relations

Andrea Bodine joined the Alliance for International Exchange in early 2018. Prior to joining the Alliance, she was a transatlantic community analyst intern at The Streit Council for a Union of Democracies, a small international affairs think tank. She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium with a focus on European foreign policy and globalization. Andrea had previously studied abroad at KU Leuven while pursuing her B.A. in Global Studies and Economics at Loyola University Maryland, where she was a Presidential Scholar.

Andrea is originally from Hagerstown, Maryland.

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Gabrielle Cascio

Gabrielle Cascio

Senior Associate, External Affairs

Gabrielle Cascio originally joined the Alliance as a Program Fellow and then Program Assistant in 2019. Prior to her return to the organization, Gabrielle was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Sliven, Bulgaria and an Internship Placement Specialist at 2U. She completed her B.A. in English and International Affairs at The George Washington University, where she participated in and helped facilitate cultural exchange programs.

Gabrielle is originally from Frenchtown, New Jersey.

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