Aimee Thostenson is the Director of International Student Recruitment and joined the ISSS team in 2016. Her interest in international education was sparked by her study abroad experience in Indonesia through the School for International Training. She has worked in international education for over 19 years and has presented at regional and national conferences on topic such as small group international recruitment, international enrollment management, cost-effective recruitment strategies and F-1 immigration regulations for international admissions professionals.
Aimee holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Macalester College and a master’s degree in Comparative & International Development Education (CIDE) from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She also received a Judd Fellowship to conduct research in China in 2002. Aimee has served on the NAFSA Region IV Leadership team, the NAFSA National Recruitment, Admission and Preparation (RAP) team (now IEM) and is the past chair of Study Minnesota.
In her spare time, Aimee enjoys swimming, reading, yoga, traveling, spending time with her family and dancing with Sumunar Indonesian Dance Ensemble.