Eric advises students and scholars regarding F and J status issues and offers academic, career, and personal counseling. From 1995-1997 Eric worked with Peace Corps in the Central Pacific Republic of Kiribati. Having earned an M.A. in Counseling, Eric is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. His dissertation research focuses the experiences of international graduate students working in a university–industry research partnership.