Deanne is the Director of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and works with visiting international scholars, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota on J-1 and H-1B visas. She also oversees the J-1 student program. Deanne earned a Master's degree in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in International Relations from Minnesota State University - Mankato. She is a past recipient of the Fulbright Award for International Educators and has served on the Board of Directors of Minnesota International Educators. She has worked in ISSS since 1998.